Friday, 20 March 2009

Got my grubby hands on some Maple Syrup!


Now that my PC is cured of its virus (fingers still crossed) I'm trying to catch up on my posts. I've also realised, and I've said this before, that I have a whole backlog of posts that haven't seen the lightsaber of cyberspace (sorry, just trying to play on 'light of day' - not funny, I know!) So anyway...

Both my son and daughter love the Pancakes that The Lovely Wife makes for them. My son, however, is more of the pancake lover than my daughter is. Since Maple Syrup is so darned expensive here, we usually use maple flavoured pancake syrup or just some honey. So when my brother had to go on a business trip to Canada in December last this year, I asked him if he could get us a bit of Maple Syrup and he didnt disappoint! Apparently Canada makes 80% of the worlds Maple Syrup, so its good that we got the Canadian variety.




Funnily enough, I had quite forgotten about the pictures I had taken of the Maple Syrup bottle and of my son enjoying the original stuff. It came back to me in a flash when I saw that my good friend Val had posted about Maple Syrup with some rather interesting information on how it is produced.

Since I had already procrastinated long enough in posting about our own bottle of Maple Syrup, I decided I'd better do it before the pictures became too out of date!



Suffice to say, the original Maple Syrup tastes a whole lot better that Maple Flavoured syrup. My son really enjoyed the Maple Syrup as did all of us. I just wish the darned stuff was cheaper so that we could partake of it more often...

8 comments:

Ms. Kong Piang: said...

I don't think I have tried maple syrup. Looks like you were hiding all the good stuff in that giant fridge of yours.

DaviMack said...

Aaaaargh! Maple Syrup! Oh, how I wish that it didn't cost 8x as much over here in Scotland as it does in California! We can't get enough of the stuff!

Bellini Valli said...

I am so glad that you had the opportunity to get your hands on such a large bottle of the liquid gold Dharm. It is quite expensive here in Canada too but not sure of the prices in the rest of the world.

kat said...

Hey Dharm! Hubby brought back an equally big plastic jug of maple syrup from his last trip to Montreal. I've never seen this size being sold before! I'm still wondering how else to eat it other than with pancakes and waffles! Any suggestions??

Naomi said...

Lucky you!
I love Maple Syrup, I use it so sparingly until it crusts up and the top refuses to open. I no longer have my bottle...
I put some in a banana cake and it makes it yummier...

~vaniLLe~ said...

hye mr navaratnam...

i just went some bloghopping and came across to ur blog.. and believe me i read every single post from this blog.. it took me two days to finish it.. but hey it's worth it.. there's a lot of great recipe in this blog that i intended to try during my semester hols.. u got such a great family and i noe they've been blessed with a dad~baker~chef!!

that's all.. greetings from me :P

Cynthia said...

Ouuuu, maple syrup, I love!

Cynthia said...

Maple Syrup - pure, unadulterated love.

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