December 17, 2010
Today is National Maple Syrup Day:
And that reminded me that maple syrup is one of my favorite gifts. A few years ago I was packing up bottles of deep, dark grade B maple syrup for all my friends. Then I discovered Blis; What’s different about this syrup is that it’s aged in old bourbon barrels, which takes the edge off the sweetness, imparting a mellower, slightly smokey taste. It’s fabulous stuff.
This year I’m giving it to a friend, packaged with my favorite waffle maker, a cast iron Jotul. I’ve been using mine for 40 years, and it makes perfect waffles (in the shape of hearts) every time. Unfortunately, these wonderful waffle irons are no longer being manufactured. Fortunately, you can find them on ebay all the time.
I’m also including a copy of my favorite waffle recipe.
And I know where I’d like to be eating breakfast on the day after Christmas!
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