Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sugar Shack

Spring Season is just a round the corner, woohoo! What could be a better sign than the start of Maple Syrup Festival in various towns in Eastern Canada. Hubby and I went to Bruce's Mills Maple Syrup Bush yesterday morning.

We though it would be nice to be educated about this golden syrup that we both love specially on top of hot pancakes and vanilla ice cream {oh dear, how can I diet if just the thought of maple syrup makes me want to make pancakes!}.

Canada currently produces 85% of the world's maple products. But did you know that collecting the sap of the maples trees has to be done at a precise time of the year?

It was really fascinating to see the trees giving generously what they have accumulated throughout the year ....

One has to be patient though because ....

Collecting the sap is just the beginning. Just like any other precious gold, the clear liquid is reduced to its "golden state" through extreme heat.

Nature's gift combined with man's ingenuity .... awesome and sweet!

The transformation from sap to maple syrup is amazing. It takes a lot of tender care, patience and appreciation before one can truly enjoy its sweetness.

Very much like marriage, don't you think?


  1. Amazing facts! I love Maple syrup!

  2. beautiful photos!!

    thanks so much for stopping by my blog. i really do appreciate your kind words and encouragement.

    please stop by anytime. i love hearing from you!

    have a great day.

  3. dear i love your pic together!sarap iscrap diba!


Thank you for your sweet words.

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