and for the rest of the week, it looks like. We just had a nice shower, and there are more dark clouds on the way.
My wife has taken to eating the frozen home made waffles I had, and the Vermont maple syrup(I prefer grade B amber) had run low in the fridge stash.
Fortunately, I have gallons of that stuff. Even pure Vermont maple syrup will mold once opened. Do not despair. You can scrape off the mold, and heat the syrup in a saucepan, getting it just before boiling, and pour into quart canning jars, and set your lid. They will stay unmolded after that.
Be sure to watch your syrup. It will boil over if unattended. It will clean up nicely with a towel soaked with hot water, and wrung out. Trust me on this one. If you use gas…better to watch it than have to clean up.
You can store your jars in your pantry until such time as needed. Once you open a jar, you must leave it in fridge to slow down the mold process. The last one I canned, it took over a year to use it all, and no mold appeared.
If your syrup is unopened, it will keep at room temp. This gallon jug I had was several years old. As long as the original seal is not broken, it will not mold…at least that has been my experience.
I have two more half gallons that I just stuck in the freezer. Will keep forever there. I have another half gallon as well that is in the pantry.
A gallon now goes for around $52, but they add a lot of shipping. Some places will jack up the price, and include shipping, and you will pay probably around $80 per gallon; usually the most economical way.
There are many places that sell pure Vermont maple syrup. It has been my experience to only buy from those farms in Vermont.
I am also a fan of Tupelo honey. It boasts the sweetest honey in he world, and absolutely will not crystallize in the bottle. Even after opening, it will not crystallize. It only grows in one place, and that is the Florida panhandle, where a particular tree, the nyssa grows on the river. Yep, it is expensive, but consider you will not have it go bad…ever.
The last time I bought some, it was $110 for five pounds. That is a half gallon milk jug full. Previously, I bought same from same place, and it was $80. I complained about the price difference, and I got a lot of chin music about forecasts, projections and other bullshit. I tried to weasel a little discount for my next purchase, but nothing doing. It’s OK. I have two five pound jugs; plus some 1 pounders in the panty.
Supposedly, honey contains natural healing qualities, and a few teaspoons a day will help in fending off some of those nasty fall and winter ailments that are just around the corner.
It is sold by weight; not volume like the syrup.
I am however, in the market for some Georgia mammoth pecan halves. I understand that the harvest is not until October. I guess I’ll wait.
We have a mature pecan tree here just outside the patio that produces. However, the damn squirrels cannot tell green from ripe, and they have already destroyed the nuts on this tree. I frequently find green pecans on the patio with a bite or two eaten from them.
Pecans are so good for one’s health, and they will literally keep forever in a freezer. A handful a day lowers one’s cholesterol, and they are chocked full of antioxidants.
I used to take a shot of my “wellness tonic”, chase it with a spoonful of coconut oil, then a spoonful of honey at bedtime.
I was checking on shipping for the Tupelo honey, but they want too much information before they give up the shipping charges.
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if you are so inclined.
The maple syrup info was $52 a gallon, and $43 shipping…depending on where you live.
This place was free shipping to my house.
This place offered free shipping and the gallon jug was $64.99.