Thursday, March 17, 2011

Mmm Mmm Maple Syrup! (& Beef Special!!)

Good Morning to everyone.
February slipped away and now March is half gone. I'm enjoying a few days off the bus with this week being March Break.
It gave me an opportunity to go out the bush and help Bill and James and Grandpa tap trees.
Yes! About 200 trees are tapped and that beautiful clear sap is running into the buckets and we will soon boil it into golden maple syrup! Late afternoon yesterday was calm and warm and sunny and when we finished tapping we stood quietly and listened to the drip dripping of the sap.
What an amazing thing maple syrup is! It's full of antioxidants, minerals and calories! However, it has equal calories to brown sugar, less calories than honey and far more nutritional benefits than either! The antioxidants are comparable to broccoli or bananas.
It's a wonderful treat on your pancakes or ice cream and delicious to bake with. Amber syrup is the best for baking, while light and medium grades are best for your pancakes, etc. Amber syrup is darker and has a stronger flavour and is slightly cheaper. I'm including a recipe using maple syrup at the end of this blog!

I mentioned having a special in February on some meat but it did not materialize so we're having a SPECIAL ON BEEF ROASTS starting today, March 17th until March 31st.

Prime Rib, Rump, Eye of Round, Sirloin and Sirloin Tip will be $5.99/lb(reg. $6.99)
Round Steak roasts will be $5.19(reg. 5.99) and
Short Rib and Blade roasts will be $3.99/lb (reg. $4.99)

It's a good opportunity to try some of our naturally raised beef that does not have any hormones or drugs.

Hope to see some of you over the next few weeks. Come out and see the syrup boiling or to try some of our delicious meat. We still have a good supply of roasting chickens and pork, a few turkeys and lots of eggs! Remember we're here by chance or appointment.
Till next time.
Wendy for Knollbrook Farms

Chewy Maple Coconut Cookies

1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup loose pack brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup flaked coconut

In mixing bowl beat butter and sugar until fluffy.
Add egg, syrup and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt
and add to butter mixture. Stir in the coconut.
Drop by teaspoons onto greased baking sheets.
Bake 350 deg. 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
Yield 3-4 dozen. These cookies spread out a bit and when cool they
are chewy.

Enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. This really is a special time of year, with the snow melting and the sap running. A sign of good days to come!!
    My sister will surely take some of your delicious syrup home with her to spoil her family, and impress them with the fact that it's as fresh and pure as it gets!
    The cookies sound yummy, will have to try them with the kids before spring break is over.
    See you soon!
    Judith & family

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  2. The maple syrup is excellent! Thanks for sending it up for us!

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