Nov. 21, 2022

Bog pine

Here are the young cones of bog pine. Just that name makes it sound attractive? And yummy? It has now been discovered that you can harvest the buds and young cones in the spring, hang them up, and then they will drip sap. The sap can be reduced to syrup. So if you see pine syrup on the market shelf (and you just might in the right store), this is what you're getting. Reminds me of a restaurant we used to have. It sat at the corner of two major highways with lots of traffic. It was terrible! But everyone on southern Michigan and northern Ohio probably tried it there once. Once was enough. If I see this syrup I will probably try it. Slow learner?