A spoon, a bowl, and a jug of farmers’ market maple syrup are all you need.
Quick! Before the dogs pee on it, go outside and gather snow to make maple sno-cones.
Look for the most pristine snow you can find and pack it in the bowl as though you were making a snowball. Dribble the maple syrup (make sure the lid is unstuck before you take it outside) over the snow, being somewhat gingerly with it, since a little goes a long way, flavorwise.
Nothing better for breakfast on a blizzardy day–and it’s all organic. Add a little sea salt if you want to frustrate our snow-hating and salt-hating mayor. You can’t get any more locavoric than gathering snow right outside your door–and then eating it.
Maple sno-cones are gourmet treats you can only get one or two days out of the year, and then only for a few hours.