Today the kids all headed back to school, spring break over. So far, this year’s maple tapping brought 4 cups first-run syrup. I just boiled down some more sap from the past few days and got another 6 cups. Ya-hoo! Not too bad from 6 little taps. Last year we got a total of 10 cups of syrup, so I feel like we are doing pretty well so far, with hopefully a couple more weeks to go. Thanks to my son who helps tap the trees and gather the sap! Next week to start the new food preserving series, I’ll show you how we tap trees, boil off the sap and finally, how to can your tasty syrup so it lasts through out the year.
Don’t forget to join me next Monday for the Gluten Free Celebrations blog carnival. If you have a great gluten free recipe you use to celebrate with family and friends, please join me in the party.
Head over to Laura’s for Menu Plan Monday. For the Gluten Free Menu Swap, see Celiacs in the House. She picked noodles as the theme in honor of National Noodles Month. Mmmm… noodles… I had no idea they had a month, but, trust me, I am ready to eat me some GF noodles in support!
If you have a hankering to try your hand at making your own gluten free noodles this weekend, try these recipes:
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What was I cooking…?
Last year: Gluten Free-zer Friday – Hot Cross Buns
Two years ago: Gluten Free-zer Friday – Basic Beans
Three years ago: The Ultimate Gluten and Dairy Free Lemon Cake
Four years ago: Slow Cooker Chicken Legs