Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Maple Syrup Festival Blessings

I've really enjoyed being able to partake of the largest annual Maple Syrup Festival again this year, no matter the lousy weather we encountered.

To have discovered so many Ontario Maple Syrup producers this year and last, and to know there are many sugar shacks local to the general Toronto area, why not then show up in support of the "locals" where we as consumers can support them, rather than be on the lookout instead for only Quebec's maple syrup brands instead as we've done for years in the past.

The funniest thing ever was purchasing a new syrup dispenser last minute, and bringing it home. I've owned several of these things before, all ending up broken like the rest from well intentioned dish washers.

When I brought this new one home, the two youngest were almost giddy-silly announcing to all, we were just like a restaurant now, for "Cora's" had these on their tables.

Sometimes a mother just has to shake her head, envisioning yet another bit of deja vu, having to purchase yet another item to replace one broken one.

I had to remember too, these two are yet again another younger group in the family, thrilled with our new maple syrup because they don't remember all those things I've had to replace in the past and not seen again for some time before becoming replaced.

All they see and appreciate is the simple pleasure and joy of kitchen creations while making a new stack of flapjacks and using something so grand as a new syrup dispenser.

Now, if only they remain this easy to please for another LONG while. grin, grin...

Pancake Song

by Christina Rossetti

Mix a pancake,
Stir a pancake,
Pop it in the pan.
Fry the pancake,
Toss the pancake,
Catch it if you can.