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Pressed Cottage Cheese
Pressed Cottage Cheese is a soft, unripened cheese with white, dry curds. It is made from skim milk that is curdled with an acid or rennet.

Other cottage cheese has milk added to it after the curd has been formed; pressed cottage cheese doesn't, so the most its moisture content will be is a maximum of 80%.
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Maple Syrup
Maple Syrup comes from the sap of sugar maple trees. Sugar maples are a member of the hard maples group, which includes others such as Black Maple, but it is primarily the sugar maples which are tapped for their sap (red or silver maples can also be tapped.) One tree can produce twelve gallons of maple sap a year, which seems like a lot, until you realize that about 40 US gallons (150 litres) of sap are needed to end up with one US gallon (3 3/4 litres) of Maple Syrup.

Sap is harvested in the early spring. To get a good run of sap, you need warm sunny days, and very cold nights. Taps are hammered into the trees, and buckets hung on the taps to catch the sap running out. The taps will be in the tree from the first major thaw, up until when the leaf buds open -- after that, the sap has a harsh, awful taste.

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