The treats of maple syrup come in literary form, too. As we enter the thaw of spring, we recommend you consider diving into Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. This beautiful collection of essays weaves indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge, and intimate personal stories of our connections to—and celebration of—the natural world. Two of the featured essays take maple syrup as inspiration and focus, “Maple Sugar Moon” and “Maple Nation: A Citizenship Guide.” Savor a bit more of the warmth inside in the final days of winter with this read. And, in the spirit of Minnesota Grown, this collection is published by Minnesota’s own Milkweed Editions.