Maple Goodness

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Last weekend, we had a total last minute and random idea.  Let’s take the kids to the Sugarbush Maple festival at Bruce’s Mill Conservation area.  Yup, we did it and what a fabulous time it was.  Albeit sooo cold, with that pesky windchill but whatcha gonna do?  It totally took me back in time as really nothing has changed – except the technology for tapping the trees is more advanced now.  There were rides to be had on Shetland ponies, a petting zoo, a guided tour on foot, a fire pit (which my eldest stated “Muma, I could stay here all day” – bless her), wildlife and wagon rides (which regrettably we didn’t do).

Real maple syrup is so punk rock.  Remember if you need to sweeten something up a bit, don’t use boring white, processed sugar – use maple syrup instead, the 100% pure kind. We’re Canadian after all, 75% of all maple syrup production occurs here so let’s support them.  Carve out some time next weekend, drive North and get your maple on.

CATEGORY: Health & Wellness


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Comments (2)

I love real maple syrup…I totally agree with using it as a sweetner. I just made pancakes from Vegan Brunch today and love how the recipe uses maple syrup. I wonder if I could load up and import some for personal use on my next visit to Canada? It’s about 6-8.00 per 8 oz bottle in the U.S. I don’t know if it’s that high for you, but it seems crazy that for us, the fake stuff with no real maple at all is cheaper!

Julie, my friend, great to hear from you. Hope you are well. I have to say that pure maple syrup is pretty expensive here too but not THAT expensive. Guess you’ll be visiting Canada soon, I gather…lol.

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