They’ve put their degrees good use in setting up Runamok’s modern tree-tapping operation, which uses vacuum technology to collect the sap they harvest during sugaring season and reverse osmosis to filter out the water from the sap so that what’s left is pure, clean, light sap. The water they remove – about 97% of the sap – is returned to the land to replenish the watershed, and the remaining sap they cook down into maple syrup. And, oh, that syrup!
With Laura’s culinary training, the couple has developed far more than an incredible bottle of maple syrup (though they’ve done that, too). In addition to their pure Grade A maple “Sugarmaker’s Cut,” they also have created smoked, barrel-aged and infused maple syrups in flavors like cinnamon and vanilla, ginger, cardamom and elderberry. Each flavored syrup is perfectly balanced – whether smokey, boozy or infused. Rather than being overwhelmed by these flavorings, the pure maple flavor is heightened and its subtleties are revealed, for a very different (and very delicious) maple experience. While we love these syrups on pancakes and waffles of course, the range of flavors makes them equally excellent drizzled on roasted vegetables, stirred into cocktails and mixed into marinades.Because is there anything a few drops of maple syrup can’t improve? Clearly, we’re maple people, too.