I am in a quinoa mood
lately. So, whatever excuse is a good one to make something with this super
food. But this time the "excuse" is more a "reason", than an excuse. Or a trio of
reasons. A trio of one of the finest maple syrup ever, sent to me by Crown Maple Syrup
Let me be honest. I’m
not a maple syrup connoisseur. I just know that since I lived in New York,
where having Sunday brunch always involved pancakes
and French toast with realmaple syrup
, I became a fan and for the same reason I couldn't buy the fake
stuff anymore. So I'm talking with the only authority conferred to me by the
fact I’m a mom who serves breakfast for her family on a daily basis.
Crown Maple Syrup is
not only the real stuff. I would say it is the royal stuff. The labels and the
package anticipate what is inside the bottle: the purest USDA organic certified
syrup, crafted at Madava Farms from pristine sap, collected from century-old
sugar and red maples, grown in 800 acres in the Hudson River Valley, in
Dutchess County, New York.
I like the fact that
Crown is a family business and that Madava Farms were named after Maddie and
Ava, the daughters of Robb and Lydia Turner who in 2010 established Crown Maple
to please our palates.
I like that Crown crafts
light amber, medium amber and dark amber syrups. You can buy them in Amazon
the little trio I got is the perfect present for a foodie.
I can't wait to use them as ingredients for
cocktails, vinaigrettes, short ribs, pies and so on... and of course to have them with
pancakes, French toasts and oatmeal.
To start with and
because I couldn't wait to give a try to the dark amber syrup, I made this
quinoa with berries.
I hope you like it.
Quinoa with Berries
and Maple Syrup | Ingredients for 6 portions
3/4 cup of sliced
Rinse the quinoa and
place it in a pot with a lid and add the water.
Cook over medium to
high heat until it boils.
Reduce the heat, cover
and simmer for 10-12 minutes until the quinoa is al dente.
Serve in a bowl; add a
pinch of salt and the berries.
Add maple syrup to
To print the recipe
What other recipes
would you prepare with maple syrup?
Etiquetas: breakfast, maple syrup, quinoa