2nd Weekend of National Maple Syrup Festival in Medora, Indiana was fabulous (again)! We really enjoy the hospitality and environment at Burton's Maplewood Farm. The warm welcome from friends and family makes the long drive to southern Indiana so worth it.
While there, we cooked many, many biscuits. The public enjoyed them with preserves from the farm. Apple Dumplings, Caramelized coconut upside down cake, Pineapple upside down cake, Apple Pie with Maple Sweetenings. A beef rump roast with maple infused broth and vegetables. These were just a few of the favorites enjoyed in the Tasty Bite Corner of Dutch Oven Alley.
The rains started late Saturday, and continued all night, stopping by noon on Sunday. It was cool and damp on Sunday. At least, the birdies were chirping and the trees have started to leaf out. The rain didn't stop our special guest, Amy Roloff from coming over to the Diva Cooking Area and learning about the basics of DutchOven cooking. We explained the process, and got Amy started with an easy dish of Sweet Potatoes Vindaloo. She got to serve up dump cake. WE all made sure she knew about all the fun and good dishes. Of course, Amy got the first slice of the golden crusted Apple Pie. She said she'd be back with the DutchOvenDiva for a complete lesson! Way to go!
We're going back to the National Maple Syrup Festival in 2011.