Great healthy dessert: Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Marble Fudge, a special treat for everyone for Thanksgiving?!
Forty-seven farmers, small businesses and maple syrup makers in Vermont and New Hampshire will receive more than $4 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
For the 5th year running, the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers is pleased to partner with IGA and Les Sucreries Beaurivage in supporting the Sainte-Justine UHC Foundation, with their mission of providing Quebec's children, teenagers and expecting mothers the best possible care they need. This year our producers will be donating a record $25,000. The money is raised through sales of the special Christmas edition maple syrup can featuring a child's contest-winning design. The can is on sale from November 5 to December 31, 2010 at all Quebec IGA and IGA Extra stores.
At this workshop, you will have an opportunity to learn how maple syrup is produced from the raw maple sap into the finished maple syrup that makes it to the table. Sugar maple trees are not the only maple trees capable of producing the raw ingredient for maple syrup. There may also be opportunities for woodland owners to just supply maple sap even if they are not interested in seeing it through to a final product.
Every family has its own secret recipes and the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers is launching a first-ever contest to find out what they are! From November 5, 2010 to March 31, 2011, everyone is invited to participate by sending in their best family recipes that use maple products to help pass on a slice of our culinary heritage to future generations. Forty prizes are up for grabs, totalling $20,000.
“I think there’s a general sense within the forest community that we’re seeing the beginning of the loss … of sugar maples,” said Rock, a professor of forestry and botany at the University of New Hampshire, who has studied New England’s woodlands for decades.
A couple days ago, we asked you to describe the best sandwich ever, but little did we know that the same guys behind the world's worst pizza had already been working on something they call the Angry French Canadian.
The sandwich starts with a base of egg-soaked baguette French toast. Then there's some bacon and several street vendor hot dogs -- buns included. Of course it wouldn't be French Canadian without poutine: French fries slathered in gravy and melted cheese. Oh, and don't forget the maple syrup.
The grants, totaling $450,000, will fund projects such as variable speed vacuum pumps for dairies, reverse osmosis and heat recovery systems for maple syrup operations, higher efficiency boilers and furnaces for a variety of farm sectors, thermal blankets for greenhouses, and photovoltaic systems for a number of operations that produce dairy, vegetable, orchard, maple syrup and cranberry products. Overall, 20 grants are for energy efficiency and 22 for renewable energy projects.