End of March and beginning of April are part of sugaring off season in Quebec, so I decided to dedicate the April 2016 desktop calendar to my favourite spring activity because, as you’ve probably noticed, I LOVE MAPLE SYRUP! I literally cannot live without it. If you need proof, check out all of the posts I’ve tagged “maple“! There are two kinds of maple pies (apple and custard), two breads (brown bread and brioche), a clafoutis, and even mousse!
In March, I spent more time than usual stuffing my face with maple syrupy foods, pouring maple syrup on everything, and celebrating the syrup that is one of the main reasons I can’t imagine living anywhere but here (except when it’s minus a million degrees outside because on those days, I wish I lived far, far away from here, preferably somewhere near a beach in Mexico, to be honest). I visited both the maple-themed street fair of Verdun (Cabane Panache et Bois Rond) and the traditional sugar shack Sucrerie de la Montagne. And though I probably have had enough sugar shacking for one year, if you invited me to go to the sugar shack with you tomorrow, I’d probably say yes. Because maple syrup!
By the way, look who got a mention in a post on Food52! I’ll give you a hint: it’s me!
Here’s the desktop calendar for April 2016. Feel free to click on the image size you want and then save that image to your computer so that you can set it as your desktop image. Now go forth and bake with maple syrup! Happy April!
Image source & recipe: Boston Brown Bread | The Quebec version
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