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The Business Diaries: Who We Are, A Video

In this season of building business and creating a brand, there are so many choices and decisions to make.  This past week has been full of so many choices and sometimes I feel overwhelmed.  Just like I do in parenting, I keep looking for the … [Read more...]

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Four Became Three – A Tribute

Our family has been maple sugar producers for at least five generations, going on both sides of my (Dana’s) family. Up until this past weekend, we were fortunate enough to have four living generations to share the stories and experiences of the … [Read more...]

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The Business Diaries – The End of the Season & Space Edition

All photos by Erin Witkowski It seems a little strange to be writing about the wrap up of our maple sugaring season several weeks after it is over.  One of the things we have all learned about sugaring is that you love it so much when you are in it, … [Read more...]

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Making Maple Syrup – The Sugar House

  Today, all four of us are in the sugar house.  I am on my computer, taking breaks to stoke the fire and watch the syrup coming off.  Dana is a jack of all trades and is filtering the syrup, canning the finished product and labeling … [Read more...]

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Making Maple Syrup – The Pump House

  Truthfully, today’s post was suppose to be all about sharing a beautiful day at our home and our sugar house.  There were to be pictures of our friends and family celebrating the launch of our new business, and learning what making maple … [Read more...]

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Making Maple Syrup – Tapping The Trees

It is hard to believe that we are already in our second season of making our Finding Home maple syrup.  Last week, the time finally came to tap the trees.  The season is pretty late, by about two weeks, because the weather has just been so cold.  We … [Read more...]

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The Business Diaries – The Dump Truck Edition

  Welcome to the first edition of the Business Diaries where I will be sharing what is happening in getting our maple sugaring and home decor business going. So, this is a little bit of a different topic, but we bought a dump truck. Yup. A … [Read more...]

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Creamy Mapletini Martini

  It has long been known that we are crazy for maple syrup.  We make it.  We sell it.  We eat it.  We drink it. My hubby’s family has always makes “sugar on snow” which is just what is sounds like – hot maple syrup poured over fresh snow … [Read more...]

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The Story of a Cardinal and God Conversations in the Bathroom

(Photos courtesy of Erin Witkowski) When I left you last on the story of our journey, I shared our exciting news about starting our own Finding Home maple syrup line.  We are so excited. And nervous. And overwhelmed. But, in all the good … [Read more...]

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Our Journey Part 5 – The Sugar House & The Big Dream

All photos courtesy of the talented Erin Witkowski  So, I know it has been a long time since our shared the next part of the story of our journey.  Truthfully, I am not really sure why I have kept this all quiet while it was all happening.  But, for … [Read more...]

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Recipe: Maple Roasted Tomato Orzo Salad

Here we are with our third maple recipe for you – Maple Roasted Tomato Orzo Salad. So far, we already shared Mason Jar Maple Martinis and Maple Bacon Cheese Cups. This recipe started from a love of roasting tomatoes.  At the end of the tomato … [Read more...]

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Recipe: Maple Bacon Cheese Cups

Today I want to share with you a recipe that would be perfect for a breakfast, brunch, lunch or as an appetizer – Maple Bacon Cheese Cups. As I mentioned when I shared our Mason Jar Maple Martini recipe, this week I am sharing maple recipes. This … [Read more...]

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Mason Jar Maple Martini

This time of year, throughout the northeast of the United States and Canada, the skylines are dotted with tall galvanized smoke stacks sending out billowing smoke and calling out a beautiful message… “Today, we are making sugar.” … [Read more...]

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Sugar on Snow

The Holidays are always a time for going home. For visiting family and loved ones. And a time for traditions. But as we get older, as much as we want them too – things just don’t usually stay exactly as they were. Traditions change and … [Read more...]

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Makin’ Sugar

Have you ever wondered about the maple leaf in our logo and my signature?  No, we are not from Canada.  But each year as winter starts to come to an end and spring is in sight, we make maple syrup.  Now, as you may already know, I am a Jersey girl … [Read more...]

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A Maple Mantel

Some good things of the day.. We had a two hour delay from the freezing temperatures following all the rain, so we had a nice relaxing morning.  This also meant that my gym class was canceled (woo hoo!) The front yard is a wet mess.  You might not … [Read more...]

The Most Wonderful Time of Year

Nope, I am not talking about Christmas. Don’t get me wrong, we love Christmas in our house. But, for our family, we wait all year for this. It’s sugaring time! For those of  you who don’t know what that means, it means, for about 6 weeks each … [Read more...]