Maple Sugar from City Trees!

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This weekend I went to my Uncle Ted's house here in Boston and he showed me how to tap a sugar maple tree and boil the sap into maple syrup. I have to say it was one of the coolest things I have ever done. One good sized tree can produce enough sap to make a gallon of maple syrup per year.

The ratio of sap to syrup is about 40 to one and the boiling process is very simple: you just boil it down to concentrate it.  The whole back yard smelled like cotton candy.  Of course we ended the day with delicious waffles and fresh "City Syrup"  Now I'm hooked, but I don't have any sugar maples at my house.  You can tap any kind of maple tree, but it requires more sap and more boiling.  I shot a video that I will share shortly, but in the mean time, check out these pics from my adventure.

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ShirleyBovshow writes: Hey Patti,
I love this post! I remember the scent of maple sugar wafting through the air when I was in Canada- "Maple Syrup Central." I was in awe of the whole process. Thanks for bringing back great memories!
Posted: 12:05 pm on March 8th
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