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[23 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 3,514 views]
Austin Maple Syrup Guide

I’ve updated the Austin Maple Syrup Guide – removing restaurants that have closed since I last updated it in 2011 — and adding new restaurants to the list. Note: none of the restaurants that are no longer open offered maple syrup.
In early 2011, of the 53 restaurants I surveyed, 25 offered maple syrup (47%); the current list includes 63 restaurants, with 34 offering maple (54%). We’re headed in the right direction, friends!
The restaurants I added today that DO NOT carry maple syrup are Bacon, Banger’s, The Bonneville, Bouldin Creek Cafe, East 12th …

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[26 Oct 2011 | 4 Comments | 2,548 views]
Proposed MAPLE Act to Send Fakes Down the Drain

My fellow Maple Syrup fans (and those who love us), today is a great day! It may forever go down in history as the day that saved REAL maple syrup.

As loyal readers know, I am extremely passionate about maple syrup. Having been born in Canada, my parents would take me to sugar shacks every spring, and we would visit pancake houses where the maple syrup flowed freely.
Today, six senators from New York, Maine, and Vermont, led by chief sponsor Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), introduced the Maple Agriculture Protection and Law …

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[16 May 2011 | 17 Comments | 3,494 views]
Ebelskivers: The Next Big Food Trend?

A couple months ago, I had never heard of an ebelskiver; since then, I’ve watched them being made, eaten them, and borrowed a cookbook devoted to these round, tiny, filled treats. AEbleskivers, as they are spelled in Denmark, have really made their mark in the U.S. thanks to stores like Williams-Sonoma, that sell the pans needed to make these little guys.
Adam’s Uncle David introduced us to ebelskivers, on our visit to Santa Fe back in early March. David made us both sweet and savory ebelskivers for brunch, but the ones …

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[4 Feb 2011 | 7 Comments | 2,823 views]
Maple Crusade in the News

Thank you to the Austin Business Journal for sharing the maple syrup message with your readers. This article is in this week’s print edition that will be mailed out today. I don’t believe they used the photo that I sent them in the final piece, but thought I would include it here for your amusement. No one gets between this Canadian and her maple syrup!
Maple mission
Austin Business Journal – by Sandra Zaragoza , ABJ Staff
Date: Friday, February 4, 2011, 5:00am CST
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A local foodie blogger and communications professional is on a …

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[29 Jan 2011 | 7 Comments | 4,352 views]
The Envelope Please….

Earlier this week, I wrote a post called “Reclaiming Maple,” about my love for/obsession with maple syrup. I told you about my telephone survey of about 50 Austin restaurants to learn about their syrup offerings. Since then, I’ve written two other posts — “The Rise and Fall of Maple” and “Maple Pride“.
I am saddened at how many people will tell you they serve maple when asked, “What kind of syrup do you serve with your pancakes/waffles?” By and large, these are good-hearted people who aren’t intentionally giving incorrect information.
I quickly learned …

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