My neighbour, and second mother, paid me a visit yesterday with a gift “for my sweet tooth”.
I think of maple syrup as something quite Canadian, even though it is produced in other places as well. Evidently, Quebec alone is responsible for about 75% of the world’s supply – so I guess we can put a pretty solid Canadian stamp on maple syrup.
I remember family trips back through the snow to a local sugar shack when I was young, and a very muddy trek to a more modern one on the North Mountain a few years ago.
Every spring my neighbour brings me these treats, produced by her family in Cumberland County. I look forward to and appreciate her annual gift of this wonderful elixir (something she secretly allowed me to drink by the cupful when I was young and my own mother wasn’t looking!)