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An apple pie made with real Vermont maple sugar from Carman Brook Farm.
Apple Pie with Maple Sugar

By Karen Fortin on Oct 17, 2023

Apple pie is a favorite any time of the year at my house, but especially during the fall when fresh apples are in season. We have a couple of eating apple trees between the sugarhouse and our home that we ea...

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Baklava plated with a cup of tea.
Maple Baklava Recipe

By Nathaniel Fortin on Apr 02, 2023

Baklava has long been a favorite treat and it only makes sense to add it to our recipe lineup. Flaky phyllo dough, crushed nuts, Vermont maple syrup, butter, what's not to love? In my life, I've had one home...

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Maple & Fluff Chocolate Lava Cake plated for Valentine's Day dessert.
Maple & Fluff Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe

By Karen Fortin on Feb 13, 2023

Maple & fluff molten chocolate lava cakes are a delicious, easy-to-make dessert that yields unbelievable results. This recipe takes a traditional lava cake and adds a delightful twist - maple syrup and m...

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Maple Gingerbread Layer Cake with Salted Caramel Sauce
Maple-Gingerbread Layer Cake with Salted Maple Caramel Sauce

By Karen Fortin on Oct 06, 2022

If you've ever placed an order from our website, you have likely received a handwritten note on your packing slip. I love writing notes to my customers thanking them for their patronage and support over the ...

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Chicken and Waffles with Carman Brook Farm maple syrup.
Chicken and Waffles

By Nathaniel Fortin on Aug 18, 2022

This chicken and waffles recipe is a little late to the table, we made it over this past sugar season and ate it as a brunch during a pause in the sap run. Everyone was satisfied with the results and has bee...

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Belgian waffles cooked to perfection with a generous pour of Carman Brook Farm maple syrup.
Belgian Waffle Recipe

By Nathaniel Fortin on Jan 26, 2022

This Belgian waffle recipe was spurred on by the farm's recent purchase of a new waffle iron. Before the fancy new one we currently use, I remember growing up on rectangular waffles from my great-grandmother...

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Maple Sausage Recipe
Maple Sausage Recipe

By Nathaniel Fortin on Jan 05, 2022

Homemade sausage has been in the breakfast rotation at the farm for as long as I can remember. Sausage patties, links, turkey, chicken, pork, venison, maple and no maple, we have a bit of experience with eve...

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Scallops wrapped in bacon with a maple glaze, get the recipe.
Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Maple Glaze

By Nathaniel Fortin on Dec 27, 2021

Bacon wrapped scallops have become a holiday tradition in our family through an untraditional path. It all started years ago when my mom made the "mistake" of sending my dad out to pick up a simple grocery l...

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A bowl of my sweet 'n savory chili made with maple syrup and topped with cheese and cilantro.
Sweet and Spicy Chili

By Karen Fortin on May 26, 2021

Generally, if you were to ask a group of people how they like their chili, you're liable to get a different answer from each one. Some like it mild, some go for the smoky flavors, then some want each bite to...

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Maple Whoopies pies have a maple center on a maple cake that is incredibly moist.
Maple Whoopie Pies

By Karen Fortin on Apr 23, 2021

Maple whoopie pies are a favorite dessert among my family, and I'm positive it will be for your family too. I last made these a few weeks ago, over the 2021 maple production season and one of my boys stated,...

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Maple Balsamic Vinegar being poured on a fresh garden salad.
Maple Balsamic Dressing Recipe

By Karen Fortin on Apr 23, 2021

This recipe is the final version of a maple balsamic dressing I've been perfecting over the last several decades. It takes on different flavors depending on what herbs are in season, and I encourage you to e...

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Brussel sprouts and carrots roasted on the stove top with pecans.
Roasted Autumn Vegetables

By Karen Fortin on Mar 08, 2021

Fall Vegetables Brussels sprouts, carrots, winter squash, are a few of the late harvest vegetables that home gardeners enjoy in the late summer and early fall. Brussels sprouts are one of my favorites and I'...

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