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Maple Syrup vs. Other Sweeteners

Maple Syrup vs. Other Sweeteners

In today's world of dietary landmines it can be difficult to know what is okay to eat. You have probably heard by now that sugar is bad. It can increase the risk of poor health and should only be consumed in moderation. However, there are many other sweetener choices...

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How Maple Syrup is Made

How Maple Syrup is Made

Pure, organic, maple syrup. We are all familiar with the delicious, golden syrup that tops our pancakes and sweetens our coffee, but what is it? Where does it come from, and how is it made? Maple syrup production is a unique and interesting process that occurs in...

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Organic Maple Syrup’s Nutritional Value

Organic Maple Syrup’s Nutritional Value

Pure, Organic Maple Syrup is a 100% natural sugar, rendered from the sap of a maple tree. Its unique flavor and smooth sweetness is well known worldwide. It is a delicious topping for everything from ice cream to bacon and is a common ingredient in a variety of...

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Organic vs. Non-Organic

Organic vs. Non-Organic

Isn’t all maple syrup organic? This is a question we hear a lot. If all maple syrup comes from maple trees, what is the difference between organic and non-organic maple syrup? The answer is more complex than you might think. Farmers must meet the highest standards in...

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Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes These vegan pancakes are fluffy and fast.   Ingredients 2 medium ripe bananas (best when they have lots of brown spots) 2 eggs 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1-1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats 2 tsp. baking powder...

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Deliciously “Soft with a Crisp” Sourdough Pancakes

Deliciously “Soft with a Crisp” Sourdough Pancakes

Deliciously "Soft with a Crisp" Sourdough Pancakes For sourdough bread bakers with left-over sourdough starter (Makes 6-8 pancakes) If you feed a sourdough starter every week you'll be familiar with the dilemma of what to do with the excess starter. Sure, you could...

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Blueberry Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes

Blueberry Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes

Blueberry Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes (Vegan) (Makes 6-7 pancakes, double batch for 12-13)Ingredients: 1 cup + 2 Tbsp (155g) all purpose flour1 ½ Tbsp baking powder½ tsp sea salt2 Tbsp lemon zest (about 2 organic lemons)2 Tbsp poppy seeds½-¾ cup fresh organic...

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Maple Turmeric Chicken and Orzo Salad

Maple Turmeric Chicken and Orzo Salad

Maple Turmeric Chicken & Orzo Salad (serves 4) Salad Ingredients: 1 ½ cup chicken cooked (can be cut into chunks or shredded) 1 cup orzo 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped into small pieces 1 red or yellow bell pepper, diced ¼ cup parsley, chopped Salt and pepper to...

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Save Four Ways This September!

Save Four Ways This September!

We have four amazing ways to save on Maple Valley Cooperative products this September. Just in time for back-to-school, and a little extra kick for those maple coffee mornings. Start your Day the Maple Way all September!

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Maple Apple Pie

Maple Apple Pie

Maple Apple Pie This naturally sweetened dessert with maple syrup uses precooked apples to help them keep their shape, prevents a soggy crust, and avoids the gap between the top of the apple filling and the crust. Prep Time: 20 minutesCook Time: 50 minutesTotal Time:...

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Maple Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Maple Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb complement each other in this Maple Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp. And it’s sweetened using maple syrup (no granulated sugar!) and topped with a crunchy oatmeal topping!

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