Monday, March 7, 2011

a different kind of week

Good morning and happy start to your Monday! This week will have a different rhythm around here. A big deadline is looming and every second of work time feels precious. Today's snow day makes that even more clear. Instead of abandoning blog ship, I'll be sharing in photos, rather than words. I do love talking to you, so this will be a challenge.Well, maybe just one sentence. Yes, a few words (I'll try not to make it a run-on) and a photo (or two) to go with it. And I haven't forgotten my promise to post about making/stitching books... it will have to wait just a little bit. I know you understand. So let's give this a whirl: one photo. one sentence.

making maple candy
There was not a single complaint when the maple candy experiment didn't work... snow and maple syrup are delicious, no matter what. Pin It

15 comments:

  1. I remember doing that as a kid! Love when someone brings back a childhood memory. Thank you for that.

    Diane

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  2. That looks like fun. I wish we had a little of your snow here in SC. The pollen is already falling!
    Warmly,
    Tracey

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  3. we have only tried this a couple of times. i guess it's about the exact right temperature of the maple before you pour it. you could do a little test drop maybe. we had no complaints eating maple snow, either!!

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  4. I'm intrigued.. MAple candy - I can guess, but haven't heard of it before. Great picture! I can almost feel the snow...

    Goodluck with the deadline!

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  5. It didn't work when we tried it here, either! Is that in Little House in the Big Woods or one of the later ones? I always wanted to try it as a kid and finally got to try when I had my own kids. ;)

    Good luck with the deadline!

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  6. Good luck with your deadline and thanks for sharing such a great memory!!! xoxo Beth

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  7. Mmmmm. Sugar on snow! Temperature is key, boil the syrup up to 235-240 (soft ball stage). Sooo good!

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  8. Also key is packing down the snow! Used to have this alot as kids, since my Mom grew up on maple syrup in Passumpsic Vermont, near St. Johnsbury. I used to think that all the St. Johnsbury trucking company trucks were bringing maple syrup to everyone in the US because of how many gallons (12) we ordered each year... wow! Thanks for bringing back the memories, Maya!

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  9. thanks for all the well wishes and tips- we packed the snow in pans and used a candy thermometer, too. However, it's just the kind of recipe worth experimenting with... tasty no matter what. With our extra 15 inches of snow from last night we have plenty to work with!

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  10. What an amazing photograph!!! Wow!!! And the fun of snow goes on and on!!! Love it!!!

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  11. Definitely a modern "Little House" moment even if it didn't work out exactly right... most of the fun is in the trying anyway! Looking forward to more of your "week in photos"!

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  12. I was planning on giving this trick a try tomorrow for Pancake Tuesday with my girls! Love it! Thanks.

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  13. Sounds so yummy....now to get myself to somewhere that has snow....its about 95 here today in Guam with 95% humidity. HOT!!!!!!!!

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  14. I love this one pic/one sentence idea! And I wished it snowed more here so I could eat maple syrup candy (or just maple syrup snow would be fine too).

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  15. That looks like such a fun little experiment, even if it didn't work out.

    Honestly, maple syrup makes anything better!

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