Seamus’s Maple Chamomile Latte: Brew chamomile tea and add a healthy measure of maple syrup and half-and-half. Enjoy after coming in from the cold!
Fresh ways with maple for a fresh new year: lots of whole grains, tropical fruits, lean protiens and winter veggies. Here’s how people are starting off cooking with maple in 2022!
Fresh ways with maple starts with breakfast. Here we have Maple Scones, Carrot Cake Overnight Oats, Wholemeal Banana Pancakes and Raspberry Yogurt Scrolls. A cacophony of yum! See also: Apple, Clementine and Pecan Bircher, Oat and Quinoa Breakfast Bake, Sweet Potato Banana Pancakes, Banana Maple Nut Granola and Banana Oat Muffins. Simply bananas!
For fresh ways with maple later on in the day, apply maple to the brassica family: Charred Carrots and Cabbage, Spicy Baked Cauliflower with Maple, Kimchi Fried Rice (Bokkum Bap) and Sweedish Style Carmelized Cabbage.
There’s also Salmon: Maple Ginger Salmon, Maple Dijon and Herb Salmon and Cured and Roasted Glazed Side of Salmon. Shrimp: Bacon Wrapped Shrimp and Fried Shrimp and Waffles with Mango Habenero Sauce and Sweet Syrup. And Chicken: Chipotle-Maple Chicken Thighs with Candied Acorn Squash and Sheet Pan Chicken with Pears, Fennel and Maple-Meyer Vinaigrette.
Keep it warm with Spicy Pumpkin Bisque and Pork Tenderloin with Chili and Maple Syrup. Pairs well with Stuffed Dates and Beet and Pomegranite Salad or Persimmon Kale Salad with Maple Cinnamon Dressing.
Lest ye think the maple diet lacks fresh ways with dessert, please see the Pancake Layer Cake, Almond and Orange Parfait, Spiced Nuts with Rosemary, and . . . watch out Sugar On Snow . . . a southern delicacy involving maple and snow called Snow Cream.
For potable fresh ways with maple, if it’s not a dry January, consider raising a glass of Ageless Beauty to the amazing Betty White, or mix up the aptly-named Leather and Velvet before a long winter’s night.
As always, there are fresh ways with maple galore just around the corner. Be well!