Monday, March 19, 2012

Virtual Potluck and Coombs Family Farms

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Every year around this time, the weather starts warming up and Maple trees start to release their sap. When I lived in Montreal I loved this time of year when sugar shacks would start popping up all around the countryside. These little shacks would create wonderful meals centered around the wonderful maple syrup. Every dish had some kind of maple product in it and we even drank maple water; the pure sap straight from the tree.

Today the Virtual Potluck group is creating our own version of a Sugar Shack! We've created a whole feast of dishes featuring the amazing maple products from Coombs Family Farms. The Coombs family has been following a sustainable approach for Seven Generations and over 300 years. They create 100% pure organic maple syrup in various grades, pure organic maple sugar, pure maple candies, and pancake mixes. All of their maple products are naturally gluten free and made without artificial flavors, preservatives, or thickeners. Their organic maple syrup and our organic maple sugar are certified by Quality Assurance International (QAI) and carry the USDA organic seal. They are also certified kosher by Kof K.

Check out the cool video here from their page to learn more about the long history and great products they have.

And now, let's get this Potluck started!

Maple Pudding from Cookistry

Maple Persimmon Caramel Drops from Cooking with Books

Roasted Carrots and Asparagus with Maple Syrup from Food Hunters Guide

Maple Mustard Brussels Sprouts from Diabetic Foodie

Maple-Walnut Apple Cake from Miss In The Kitchen

Hazelnut Maple-Berry Cobbler from The GrooVy Foody

Maple Glazed Pan Seared Triple Tail with Tomato Relish and Mushroom Broth from 30A Eats

Maple-Brown Sugar Breakfast Sausage from FarmGirl Gourmet

Seared Sea Scallops with Maple Bacon Relish from Bite and Booze

Maple-Brined Pork Roast with Roasted Pear Chutney from Thyme In Our Kitchen


  1. What a lot of maple goodness! YUM! You guys are brilliant.

  2. These are all absolutely fabulous recipes! Can't wait to try them all!

  3. Yum and hello Roasted Carrots and Asparagus with Maple Syrup! Thanks for sharing!!

  4. Great job...everything looks so good.

  5. Loving our Maple Virtual Potluck Party! So delicious! Thanks for bringing it all together Matt!