Monthly Archives: July 2016

We have a Maple Whiskey Group on Facebook

Maple Whiskey and Maple Liqueur

Hi everybody- a short announcement:

We have launched a new Facebook group for people that are interested in our efforts to make Maple Whiskey and Maple Liqueur.

You can go to the Maple Whiskey and Liqueur Page here.

Please take a look and share it with friends that you think might be interested in this and we’ll see how fast we can bring Maple Whiskey and Maple Liqueur to the Israeli market 🙂

The 4th Maple Syrup Shipment is on it’s way!

The Zim Luanda- a 40,000 ton freighter that is carrying our maple syrup to Israel

We weren’t planning on another shipment so soon after the last one BUT we got lucky and made some Business to Business deals (“B2B”) so we’ve got our 4th shipment aboard the Zim Luanda (We love this ship!) and it is en route now. Yay!

To follow it’s journey, just click here and get a handy live update on where the syrup is.

As of now (July 27) it is off the coast of the Carolinas. It is due to arrive in and around August 16, 2016.

For those that wanted to know…

The Zim Luanda was launched in 2009 and weighs in at 40,000 tons. It is 260 meters long, 35 meters wide and frequently carries 100% pure Maple Syrup to Israel 😉

What more do you need to know?

Nana’s Pancake Recipe

Pancakes and waffles

In Canada, the pancake snobs eat their pancakes or waffles hot off the grill- they get eaten as they are made ready. The maple syrup is ideally served heated to make it thinner and to bring out the flavor better.

Nana’s pancakes have been a regular meal for us for many years- at both breakfast and in the evening when we are having a “breakfast-for-diner” night.

With 5 kids and 2 hungry adults, we usually double the recipe to give us enough for the meal, and to leave some extra flapjacks to pop into the kids lunches the next day.

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Nana's Pancake Recipe
This pancake recipe is the one that Avraham grew up with- it comes straight from his Nana!
Pancakes and waffles
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
medium sized pancakes
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
medium sized pancakes
Pancakes and waffles
  1. Beat eggs in bowl until think.
  2. Beat in milk and melted butter.
  3. Sift in remaining ingredients- saving the baking powder for last and mix well.
  4. Spoon approximately 1/4 cup of the batter on to an oiled pan and brown on both sides. Wait to see air bubbles appear in the pancake before flipping it over.
  5. Repeat the process until you run out of batter or until you you are full 🙂
  6. Any remaining batter can be refrigerated for up to a week in an air tight container. Mix well again before cooking the remaining batter.
  7. Serve it hot with real maple syrup and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

This recipe makes about 12 medium sized dairy pancakes- to make them paereve, just substitute the dairy ingredients with non-dairy ones. Swap the milk with coconut milk or soy milk for example (or even plain water) and swap the butter with some margarine- the amounts needed remain the same.

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Maple Soap in Israel

Vegan Maple Soap wrapped in plastic and with a straw bow string

We have Maple Soap!

Yes, that’s right, it’s not a typo or an error caused by an over zealous spell checker program.

We have worked with Tohar Labs (based in Karmiel) to produce an Artisan Organic Maple Soap.

It’s Vegan, doesn’t have that overpowering perfume  scent that we usually find in soap here in Israel and it is made with just 5 ingredients- one of which is Pure, Grade B Organic Maple Syrup- it is a “Pure” soap. Nothing has been added to make it colorful, smelly, overly lathered etc…

It has been used on our kids- the ones with the sensitive skin that break out in hives whenever we use the wrong kind of soap. For the past week we have had no problems. We are happy with this hypoallergenic soap.

We are working on pretty packaging and we are working on the process to make it better as it is selling already- people bought some of the test batches which is always a good sign 🙂

We hope to have it in our online shop next week and we will be bringing it around with us when we are at the markets and the shuks. We will sell it on it’s own, and once we have some more variety of products, we will be making a gift basket which should look very nice and be very unique.

3 square bars of vegan maple soap, wrapped in straw bows

We will keep you all posted on this and on the other projects we are working on.

Thanks everybody!

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Summer 2016 is VERY BUSY

A young boy manning a table loaded with maple syrup at the Karmiel Farmer's Market in Israel

Where  to begin?

  1. We have finished our maple liqueur tastings- we will be seeing how fast we can get it legal and into the Maple Shop. Stay tuned!
  2. We have bought a grill- a really BIG grill actually. We hope to be making pancakes and serving them too you at a festival or event near you as soon as we figure out the legalities of it all.
  3. We will be at a different kind of Paleo Market in Herzlia this time on the 15th. We’ll post details shortly.
  4. We will hopefully be serving pancakes (using the grill mentioned above) at the Ma’alot Tanach Festival on July 20th. Time and location will be posted when we have the info.
  5. We THINK the next Latrun Paleo Market is on July 29 and the next Haifa is on August. As usual, details to follow.
  6. We will be at the Karmiel Farmer’s market on the 14th and 28th of July.
  7. We hope to be meeting with a brewer to talk about making a maple beer. We will let you know how it goes.
  8. We have talked to somebody special about making maple soap- yes, maple soap. You heard it here first folks! More info to follow.
  9. We have an arrangement with to sell their coffee pods (which, by the way, go very well with our grade B maple syrup- hint hint). We will be posting about this soon.
  10. We are talking with a gourmet coffee maker in Bet Shemesh- we will hopefully be selling our maple with their coffee and YOU get courier delivery out of it… sounds like the start of a beautiful friendship right?
  11. We hope to be getting ourselves into more food fairs and markets by August. We will post it all when we have the details sorted out.

There’s more but this was enough for one post eh?