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    Back in 2007, Local Baquet ran an article by Bonnie Hudspeth on maple innovation and production in Vermont. Since then, maple production in Vermont has tripled to 1.8 million gallons a year and innovation seems to have entered a new golden (or perhaps amber) age. We did a quick maple innovation news round up for 2018 / 2019 to help everyone keep up with the some of the trends. 

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Gingered Raspberry-Sunflower Dressing

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Gingered Raspberry-Sunflower Dressing

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup local sunflower oil
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen local raspberries
  • 1 Tbs freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger root (or 1/4 tsp. ginger)
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1/4 tsp each cardamom and garam masala
  • Salt to taste

Directions

Blend all ingredients in blender, adding salt to taste at the end. Drizzle lightly over salad. This works especially well with a salad of lettuce, arugula, sweet onion, and Bosc pear, with optional addition of grilled sausage or veggie sausage. Garnish with toasted sunflower seeds or hazelnuts and whole raspberries.

Note: Ginger root is easy to grate when frozen.

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