It’s a long standing debate in the maple sugaring community. Should you toss out the frozen bits of maple sap in your sap buckets? Should you leave it in there and boil it down with the rest of your sap?
We were in need of something more than just a turkey fryer to get our sap turned into syrup. The turkey fryer does indeed work well for making backyard maple syrup, and it is what we use to finish our batches. Our syrup production has increased now
The maple syrup season has officially kicked off in Algoma, northern Ontario. This season is already shaping up to be one for the books. On March 10th, we tapped the first few ‘test’ trees on the property, close to the house to make daily sap inspections easy.
Chaga freshly harvested from the Birch tree needs to be processed before you can make Chaga tea. Processing the Chaga right away is recommended as it is much easier to deal with when fresh than if you let it dry first.
Human use of birch tar, which is made by further reducing the birch oil, dates back thousands of years with evidence of it being used to attach arrowheads, build canoes and even being used as a chewing gum.
Inonotus obliquus, commonly known as Chaga mushroom is a parasitic fungus that grows on living birch trees. The fungus relies on nutrient uptake through the tree in order to grow. When the birch tree dies, so does the fungus.
Salmon is one of the most common of these dried fish pet treats. At the grocery store, we noticed cans of tuna were just over $1 each. Ding ding ding!! Let’s try dehydrating tuna and see how it goes!