Published February 1, 2019
Following is the next in a series of snippets on people who help make this city a great place to live.
MELROSE — Meghan Rosenberg moved to Melrose this past summer and brought her mother and sister to the Melrose Harvest Market at Memorial Hall. The subject quickly turned to maple syrup when her mother purchased some bottles of the liquid confection.
Your Mom is buying maple syrup. Do you expect a bottle to be under your Christmas tree this year?
Meghan: I hope we will all get little bottles of maple syrup in our stockings so we can use it Christmas morning.
What’s your favorite grade of maple syrup, A or B?
Meghan: I don’t know enough about maple syrup except that I like it on my pancakes.
Mom: I’m buying the bourbon maple syrup which is a big thing for me because I’ve always just had the regular pure Vermont Maple syrup. I’m changing my syrup all because I came to Melrose today.
Sister: I eat gluten free pancakes which taste terrible. They need a lot of maple syrup. They’re nothing without lots of syrup.
Mom, were you feeding your daughter maple syrup on pancakes when she was a little girl?
Mom: When she was still inside me she was eating a lot of pancakes and waffles. Her sister liked to eat the Bisquick right out of the bowl.
Pancakes or waffles?
Mom: Waffles, yeah.
Sister: We have a really old waffle maker.
Meghan: We did eat a lot of waffles but now I like pancakes because you can put fruit inside them.
What kind of pancakes are best for maple syrup?
Meghan: Blueberry pancakes with lots of maple syrup.
Meghan: Lots of butter
How much butter?
Meghan: All of it, a whole stick.
And you look healthy. So you must be doing something right?
Meghan: Yeah (laughter).
The Melrose Farmers Market has scheduled a Pop-Up Market for Sunday, February 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Melrose Family YMCA’s gymnasium.