The Kettle Tender

What makes our Maine maple syrup organic?

March 15, 2020 Corrie Blodgett

What makes a maple syrup organic? Isn't all maple syrup organic? We get asked that question all of the time! The short answer is no, and here we try to provide a detailed and informative explanation to why the answer is no (and also provide a few thoughts at the end about why sometimes that answer is misleading).

When we consider organic certifications, we think about 3 major requirements: 1. What goes into your product (organic ingredients); 2. How you treat the land (manage for sustainability); 3. Your process (how you clean and manage any potential contaminants). In this article, we try to provide examples of what makes a maple syrup organic as it pertains to each of these requirements.

Spruce up your spring salads with Maple!

May 01, 2018 Corrie Blodgett

It has finally come around to spring in the northeast. Whenever warm days return I think about my garden, and my body starts craving those fresh spring green shoots and salads! Here are two healthy ways to spruce up your spring salads with our delicious organic maple syrup!

Maine Maple Sunday, Our Expansion and Our New CSA!

March 22, 2018 Corrie Blodgett

Happy Spring 2018!  As I'm sitting down the write this we've just gotten about 2 feet of snow, so I guess that's spring in Maine! We have had an eventful year already at Sap Hound Maple Company and I wanted to share some news with you about our upcoming open house, our plans for expansion, as well as our new maple CSA! Maine Maple Weekend - March 24th & 25th! We will be opening our doors for our annual open house and sugarhouse tours for the last weekend in March! We always look forward to this event, as it's a chance...

3 Easy Last-Minute Thanksgiving Recipes!

November 22, 2017 Corrie Blodgett

Need a few last minute ideas for the big Turkey Day? If you're anything like me you might need some last minute recipes for the big day tomorrow... Here are 3 easy recipes for you to try! They put a little twist on the traditional recipes with a splash of bourbon, whiskey and maple!

Maple Balsamic Reduction over Basil Mozzarella Crostini ~ Recipe!

June 28, 2017 Corrie Blodgett

These sweet and savory morsels will be the highlight of any summer gathering. The fresh basil and mozzarella topped with a punch of sweet & tart maple balsamic reduction is mouth-wateringly delicious! I made these, snapped a couple pictures, and Nate had them in his mouth before I was done with the photoshoot. Here's the ingredients I started with, except one important one I forgot (oops! I will let you see if you can figure out which one it is). Ingredients for maple balsamic reduction: 1 cup balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup Sap Hound Organic Maple Syrup 1 heaping teaspoon of chopped...