Join us for this Xhibition Kitchen event Free Cooking Demo and Cookbook Signing Books are available at the event and the NU bookstore.Sweet MapleBackyard Sugarmaking from Tap to Tableby Michelle VisserSweet Maple is an instructional book on backyard sugarmaking thats also the story of the familys connection to the past on a small New England sugar farm. Throughout its pages, Michelle gives advice on:The 30 different kinds of trees that can be used to make syrup (at least one of which grows in every state of the nation)Insight into how sugarmakers down south and out west well outside of the maple beltare making syrup successfully.The process of making syrup, to help you decide what level is right for youHow to make alternative treats, such as lilac syrupThe health benefits of maple products, which contain more than 40 antioxidantsSubstituting processed sugar with all-natural maple syrup in any recipeThe three steps to making maple sugarHow to make irresistible maple cream and how to enjoy itWhile learning the art of sugarmaking alongside her husband, Michelle guides readers through every step of all-natural syrup production, with directions for tapping one tree or hundreds, while detailing the life-changing benefits of using maple syrup in the kitchen. Interspersed with sugaring techniques, tips, sidebars, and storytelling, Michelle shares more than 30 of her familys tried-and-true maple recipesfrom scones to salads.Come Meet MichelleAbout the Author: Michelle Visser is a homesteader in rural New England. She's also a sugarmaker, a fourth-generation gardener, beekeeper, wife to her high school sweetheart, and a homeschool mom to four daughters. Michelle writes at SoulyRested.com, where she encourages thousands of readers in simple ways to make their food real and their efforts sustainable, whenever possible. She has been featured in Mother Earth News, Where Women Create Work, Capper's Farmer, and Whole Foods Magazine. In the Vissers' two-hundred-year-old farmhouse--which sounds more glamorous than it actually is--and on their fourteen rocky, tree-filled acres--which sound smaller than they actually are when you're collecting and carrying gallons of tree sap--the family makes an effort to live life a little more simply. They grow and preserve some of their own food, raise a few farm animals, and make their own all-natural sugars.