RECIPES

sweet potato shepherds pie

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Makes 6 servings


1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
1 carrot, peeled and chopped
1 pound ground pork
3/4 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary chopped
1 cup frozen peas
2 pounds sweet potatoes and parsnips pealed and cut into chunks (we use 2 medium-sized potatoes and 2 parsnips)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 ounces goat cheese
1/4 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons maple syrup
Salt to taste


Preheat oven to 375°F.In a large pan heat oil and saute onions and carrots until onions are translucent and carrots soften. Add pork and cook until browned, approximately 10 minutes. Drain excess fat and add the chicken broth, maple syrup, tomato paste and rosemary. Simmer for 10 minutes, then add frozen peas. If prepared in cast iron skillet, set aside to work on topping, or you can pour into a 1 1/2 quart dish. For topping, boil water and add sweet potatoes and parsnips. Cook until tender (about 20 minutes), drain, then mash with butter, goat cheese, heavy cream and salt. Spread topping on meat and vegetable mixture and bake until topping is browned, about 30-35 minutes. 


cranberry maple ginger muffins


Makes 12 medium sized muffins
•2 cups all-purpose flour
•3/4 cup maple sugar, or to taste
•1/2 teas

Makes 12 medium sized muffins


2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup maple sugar, or to taste

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger

1 egg

1 cup milk, plus more if needed

3/4 cup of fresh cranberries roughly chopped


Preheat oven to 400°F.


Grease muffin tin or line with muffin liners. Mix together all dry ingredients. Make a well in center of bowl and add wet ingredients. Stir together with spatula to combine wet and dry ingredients until moistened. Batter should be lumpy and thick. Gently fold in cranberries. Scoop batter into tins using an ice cream scoop about two-thirds full. Bake 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean. Let rest for 5 minutes out of the oven and serve warm.

champagne maple cocktail

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Makes 1 drink


1 teaspoon maple syrup

dash angostura bitters

dry champagne, chilled*

orange peel


Pour maple syrup and bitters in champagne glass and top with champagne. Twist orange peel over glass and drape peel on rim.


*Note: other sparkling wine such as prosecco can be used.

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