Susan Bronson

Food writer

Susan Bronson grew up in southwestern Ohio. After stints in Chicago, Wyoming, and Philadelphia, she moved to the Northwoods with her husband in 2012. She has worked as a science editor for a publishing company since 2005 and has written the food blog A Less Processed Life since 2010. Aside from cooking and eating (which go hand in hand with food blogging), she enjoys spending time in the great outdoors, reading, practicing yoga, and watching way more reality TV than she would like to admit. 

Dustin Bronson

Though often referred to as mud season, the transition from winter to spring also hearkens the arrival of sugaring season in the northwoods. Sugar maples trees—along with a variety of other tree species—are tapped when daytime temperatures rise above freezing and nighttime temperatures fall below freezing. During a good spring the sap may run for as much as a month, or until the daily freeze/thaw cycle ends, or buds burst and leaves begin to develop on the trees.

Susan Bronson

When the temperatures plummet below zero, there’s nothing I crave more than some good old-fashioned comfort food. Whether it’s a skillet full of macaroni and cheese, a steaming bowl of rich and thick chili, or a plate full of buttered noodles, if it’s warm and filling, I want to eat it for dinner.

Susan Bronson

The start of a new year is when many people vow to make dramatic changes to their diet. Well, January is almost over – how are your New Year’s resolutions holding up?