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Carol Williams
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I did not know that interesting piece of trivia, Bob.  I saw bacon/maple/onion sauce today when shopping in a specialty store.   Honestly, I don't get the allure of the bacon/maple thing.  LOL

Apr 03, 2016 12:03 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
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I am thinking of pancakes now Bob.

Apr 03, 2016 11:08 AM
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Joe Petrowsky
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Good morning Bob. Was not aware of that and not even sure I would know a Boxelder tree if I saw one.

Apr 03, 2016 06:34 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
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I knew they are in the maple family but did not know they produce a delicious syrup. Interesting!

Apr 03, 2016 06:04 PM
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Sybil Campbell
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I had no idea, but I'm not much of a tree expert.

Apr 03, 2016 03:54 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Bob,

I had no idea, does it tastel like maple?  A

Apr 03, 2016 02:15 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
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nope, had no idea, but love the stuff

Apr 03, 2016 01:16 PM
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Bob Crane
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Yes I did know this, Acer Negundo, one of the four and a half Maples of the Lake States.

Apr 03, 2016 11:55 AM
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Richard Weeks
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I've never heard of that tree

Apr 03, 2016 11:51 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
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No I didn't know that. Maple syrup is too strong for me but like just a touch of the flavor of it.

Apr 03, 2016 11:49 AM
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Larry Johnston
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Is there any good that comes from the boxelder bugs?

Apr 03, 2016 11:46 AM
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Carol Wilson
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Birch trees also have a sap that is edible.  A little less rewarding than maples, so no-one bothers with them, but it is sweet.  Also, watery --- just like maple sap until you boil it down.

Apr 03, 2016 11:32 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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I had no idea. Love Maple syrup.

Apr 03, 2016 10:58 AM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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Interesting information. Wonder how it tastes?  Many people are allergic to Boxelder so if you eat the syrup, does that help reduce the allergic reaction?

Apr 03, 2016 10:42 AM
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Valeria Mola
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It is so interesting, thank you!

Jul 05, 2019 08:27 PM
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Joan Cox
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Very cool Bob, did not know this!

Apr 05, 2016 12:23 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Did not know that!  Love maple syrup!  Vermot or Canada sourced.

Apr 04, 2016 08:51 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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I didn't even know what a Boxelder tree was!  

Apr 04, 2016 04:27 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Do not even know what a Boxelder tree was till now.

Apr 04, 2016 03:02 AM
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Marco Giancola
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Did not know that Mr. Bob

Apr 04, 2016 12:45 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
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you're a courageous one....

Apr 04, 2016 12:43 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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Sounds like an interesting specialty product. Birch trees are also tapped for their "juice".

Apr 04, 2016 12:08 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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NO, I did not. I am amazed at the sap that does come out of the maple tree. Imagine our ancestors seeing insects and animals slurping this up and trying it for the first time? Who wouldn't want a grove of trees after that?

Apr 04, 2016 12:03 AM
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Derrick Guevremont
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No.  I do not tap trees though.

Apr 03, 2016 11:57 PM
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Michael Jacobs
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There's always something new I can learn.  

Apr 03, 2016 11:50 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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I do now!

Apr 03, 2016 11:29 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I did not know this.

Apr 03, 2016 10:31 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Bob, had no clue about the Boxelder trees!

Apr 03, 2016 10:16 PM
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Gita Bantwal
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I did not know.

Apr 03, 2016 09:40 PM
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Quebec has a very large maple syrup industry.  Some of its neighbouring provinces and states also have a maple syrup industry.  Buy Canadian maple syrup.  It is very very good.

Apr 03, 2016 09:40 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
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I did not know this, Bob. Have never even heard of the Boxelder tree... as I've often said, there's something new to learn in the Rain each and every day.

Apr 03, 2016 09:28 PM
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No, I didn't realize.  Do they still call it maple syrup?  Hopefully not.

Apr 03, 2016 08:09 PM
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 Good morning Bob. No, I did not know that.

Apr 03, 2016 07:25 PM