Having spent nearly twenty years living in Vermont we are very familiar with maple syrup and the process involved in producing syrup. We had several neighbors with their own sugarhouses. Often we would help in the process. Disclaimer: Recently I received the book Sweet Maple: Backyard Sugarmaking From Tap To Table by Michelle Visser, free to review. I was thrilled to have a chance to read Michelle’s book and write a review. The opinions shared here are my own and are not influenced by Michelle Visser in any way. Sweet Maple was a sweet read!

Sweet Maple is filled with beautiful photographs of the Visser’s homestead in New Hampshire. The book is much more than just about the process of making maple syrup, and includes cooking with syrup. Michelle talks about their struggles and successes along the way.

Foreword by Joel Salatin

Joel Salatin has written a wonderful forward and says that, “Sweet Maple is as much about how we can live as it is about converting sap into usable sweetener. Every member of Michelle’s family is involved in these pages, making the book a compelling one for anyone’s self reliant book shelf.”

Try Something Different

If you have ever had any interest in making your own syrup or just learning about the process this Sweet Maple will answer your questions. I never knew that there were other varieties of trees that could produce syrup.

Try Something Different is a chapter devoted to the various maple trees which can also produce syrup, I always thought it had to be a sugar maple but that is not so. There are even varieties of Walnuts and Birch that can be used to produce sap although the sugar content is lower.

Perhaps you just want to know how to cook with maple syrup. Sweet Maple: Backyard Sugarmaking From Tap To Table is filled with many recipes. Each chapter includes several recipes, everything from drinks and maple pork stir-fry to maple popcorn!

After reading Sweet Maple I decided to try the scone recipe. I enjoy scones with my morning cup of coffee. Michelle’s Best Ever Maple Scone recipe is delicious and the maple glaze is reason enough to make these scones! I’ll be sharing the recipe on Friday.

I’m a cookbook reader and I thoroughly enjoyed reading Sweet Maple. Each mouthwatering recipe caught my eye. I also enjoyed reading about the process of making maple syrup, each step is covered from tapping the trees to filling your bottles with beautiful amber syrup.

How Can I Get a Copy of Sweet Maple?

You may be wondering how you can get a copy of  Sweet Maple: Backyard Sugarmaking from Tap to Table by Michelle Visser? You can pre-order the book from Amazon right away. There are even bonuses available for those that pre-order with $75 worth of extras offered.

For more information on how to get Michelle’s book go to Michelle’s blog, Souly Rested. Michelle has many deals that she is offering her readers. She is even giving away copies of her new book. On the home page of her blog is a link to “Learn More” and enjoy $75 worth of bonuses at no additional cost!

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