Friday, January 28, 2011

Would you eat snow?

Would you eat snow? This became the question of the day here at Stonewall Kitchen. Snow, it's all anyone has been talking about. How much there is, how hard it is to drive in, and how much more is on the way. All of this discussion about weather, but I was searching for something new to blog about. Laura, our Marketing Director, suggested maple on snow. In a questioning voice I replied, um...really? Alyce, our Retail Operations Director, was quick to say that she would definitely eat snow. So, I decided to whip some up for her. I went outside the photo studio, climbed over a snow bank (good thing I wore my boots), and scooped up a big bowl of fresh snow. I put some in a cup, topped it off with our maple syrup and brought it to Alyce. Sure enough, she ate it! No double dog dare required. She even convinced Michelle, Retail Operation Specialist, to try some too. I have to admit that I was skeptical. But you know what? When I saw the other cup of snow and pitcher of maple (from the photo above) just sitting here I decided to try it. I drizzled some maple on top and had a bite. I have to say, it was quite good! So, will you be eating some snow? We've decided that it would be good with maple or any of our flavored syrups. What a great use for those cone shaped cups next to our water cooler! It is also a great idea if you need a fun activity to try with the kids this weekend.


Looking to kick it up a notch? Try this recipe from our Favorites Cookbook: One Fifty Ate's Maple on Snow. Scoop up one cup fresh clean snow and put it into a bowl. Drizzle 1 tablespoon heavy cream and 2 tablespoons maple syrup on top and serve, accompanied by a cookie. If you can't avoid winter, eat it!

Just don't share the recipe with Alyce, or she'll be looking for me wondering why I didn't think to bring her the accompanying cookie!

4 comments:

  1. Eating snow ice cream came from my Grandfather who was born in the 1800s. When I taught the pioneer unit to third graders we always hoped for a snowstorm to make that snow ice cream----fresh, not yellow snow!, a little sugar and syrup. What a treat for our family and the school children.

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  2. See; "Little House in the Big Woods" Laura Ingalls Wilder. Snow w/maple syrup was a big treat!

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  3. Here in Connecticut, we put honey on our snow as well. Also try mixing in brown sugar or sprinkles, chocolate chips -- you name it. There is nothing better than homemade snowcones in the winter. We always look forward to our snowfalls and this year is a blue ribbon year for snowcones!

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  4. I grew up in New Hampshire, and we called it "Sugar on Snow," even though it was maple. We also had it in the summer using shaved ice -- a way to think of winter to cool down during the hot New England summer months.

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