Today is about teaching others. I can't teach you directly, but I can share another recipe. This one is for homemade maple syrup. It is so good and so easy, you will never buy syrup again and your family will beg you not to.
We have always made our own syrup because when I was a kid, my dad always made our syrup. I never had store-bought syrup unless we ate breakfast at a restaurant or somebody else's house. I didn't ever like to order pancakes out because I hated how the syrup tasted and especially how it was always cold. It is my opinion that syrup should always be warm and preferably homemade.