The Spicy Maple Shrub: Simmer 1 cup apple cider vinegar, 1 cup of seasonal fruit, 1/3 cup of maple syrup, one cinnamon stick and 1/4 teaspoon of red chili flakes for 10 minutes. Strain, cool and serve over ice, or with selzer.
Pairing maple syrup with fresh seasonal vegetables and fruits is one of this summer’s culinary trends. Let’s make it last all day!
Start your day the maple way with Breakfast Tacos, Maple Pecan Muffins or by grilling your breakfast. Consider “the French-toast-to-end-all-French-toast,” Churro French Toast and Green Apple, Maple and Pine Nut Bread too. Got kids? Perhaps you’re better off with Kid-Friendly Breakfast Popsicles instead.
Lunch & Dinner
Don’t miss trying a Hickory Carrot BLT with Cashew Pimento Spread, or a Bibimbap-Inspired Korean Cold Noodles with Assorted Vegetables. Wash it down with a Homemade Lemonade, a Peach and Mint Bourbon Smash, or a Maple Syrup Mojito. Yes, please!
Now we’re getting serious. With recipes like Roasted Strawberries with White Chocolate Ice Cream, Blueberry-Lemon Possets, and Vegan Chocolate Avacado Pudding, we’re likely to have a hard time figuring out what to try first. Add Vegan Sweet-and-Salty Vanilla Bean and Cashew Butter Fudge, “indulgent” Oats Tiramisu, and Maple Raspberry Sorbet and we’re really in trouble! Pistachio Cranberry Chocolate Oat Bites? Peanut Butter Mousse Bars? Outrage upon outrage. Dispite this embarassment of riches, we may go with a simple Maple Praline Sauce on vanilla ice cream. Yum.