Time to bake for the shelter again. I was trying to focus on maple, but my brain kept getting distracted by the pile of pumpkins that was slowly growing on the dining room table, waiting to be put up for the winter. Maple. Pumpkin. Maple. Pumpkin. Hmm. Determined to ignore the gourds, I pulled out the maple syrup cookbook. Yes, she has one. We’ve discussed her addiction before. Anyway.
We first spotted the Maple Syrup Cookbook by Ken Haedrich last year while we were poking around a bookstore in Vermont. It contains many delightful recipes for everything from maple butter to maple coffee cake to crispy maple spare ribs. Yum. Not wanting to make yet another impulse cookbook purchase, mrslovey took a picture of it and kept browsing. We figured we’d put it on a wish list when we got home, and decide at a later date if we really wanted it. Fast forward a year or so, and we’re in a different bookstore, different town, in Vermont. Suddenly from halfway across the store I hear “This is the one!” Confused, I hurry over to mrslovey, to see her with cookbook in hand. She’s convinced that it’s the same one she wanted a year earlier, but to be honest, I’m skeptical. You’re going to remember this glanced at and passed by item for that long? Eager to prove me wrong, she pulls out her phone, skims through the photos, and I’ll be damned, it’s the same book. Since we’ve now encountered and been interested in it twice, we decided it was a safe buy. Read the rest of this entry ?