Norristown Home Inspector Loves Maple Syrup, Can't attend Festival
It's true. My wife, Tina, loves her natural sweetner and she's made me a fan of Maple Syrup, as well. It's too bad we won't be able to attend the Maple Sugar Festival in Norristown, PA on March 5, 2011. No, I didn't schedule any home inspections that day. It happens to be my birthday and we made other plans.
Tina stopped cooking and baking with processed foods last year, so that means no more white sugar! One of her favorite natural sweeteners is Maple syrup because it's a useful antioxidant and has more minerals and less calories than honey. Maple syrup also possesses a good amount of zinc which strengthens your immune system, lowers cholesterol, prevents atherosclerosis, and doesn't cause insulin spikes which means if you suffer from ADHD, it keeps your mood and concentration in check.
There isn't a recipe out there that my wife can't find a sugar substitute for (and not alter the intended taste), whether it's brown rice syrup, honey, molasses, or her favorite maple sugar or maple syrup.
The amazing thing is that you can't tell the difference! I was a skeptic until she starting taking away those bad sugars I was so used to. She makes adjustments to the recipe so it will cook properly. In other words, by added a natural syrup, you have to decrease the liquid from another ingredient in the recipe. She also decreases the oven temperature by 25 degrees to prevent crystalization. It's a science that suites her well and I'm one of the beneficiaries.
This Norristown Home Inspector loves Maple Syrup, can't attend the Festival. For those who can, here's the information:
Saturday, March 5, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
The Maple Sugar Festival is a FREE family-friendly event where volunteers demonstrate the process of maple syrup production. You can walk around to various stations to discover the process and history of maple sugar. It is located at John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove; 1201 Pawlings Road in Norristown, PA 19403. See the map below!
David Artigliere with ARTI Home Inspections LLC works with home buyers around Norristown, Exton, Collegeville, Malvern, and Conshocken. He can also help you if you need a Pottstown Home Inspection or Home Inspection in Reading. Call (610) 220-1907 to schedule your home inspection!
Maple Sugar Festival in Norristown, PA
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