Saturday, March 17, 2012

Cabane a Sucre!

A couple of days ago MP was nice enough to invite Maddy and I to her family's sugar shack!!
It was super fun and tasty!
They run their own sugar shack for friends and family, and we were the lucky one's to get a taste of their magic!!
Here's where they boil down the sap....

 According to Wikipedia:
"In cold climates, maple trees store starch in their trunks and roots before the winter; the starch is then converted to sugar that rises in the sap in the spring. Maple trees can be tapped by boring holes into their trunks and collecting the exuded sap. The sap is processed by heating to evaporate much of the water, leaving the concentrated syrup."
 One of the many buckets collecting sap!
 posing/looking in the window where the boiling happens.
 Testing out one of the final products!!! Syrup and pre-syrup tea!
 MP explaining something about something about sap and trees.
 AND of course one of my favourite parts: tire sur neige!
 This is where the syrup is boiled to an even thicker density and the poured onto the snow.  Once it hardens a little bit you stick a popsicle stick onto it and roll it up into a yummy lollipop type thing.
It's the best part!
 THANK's so much for letting us stop by!!!

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