When I saw the name on the package, and felt the package a bit, my mouth began to water, because - I had a suspicion of what I was going to find in the package, and I could hardly wait to open it!
Inside the very carefully wrapped package was a beautiful sparkling jar of homemade maple syrup made by my dear friend Lynne. (She has a blog post here about her efforts at collecting the maple syrup). Collecting maple syrup is a LOT of work, for very small but hugely sweet rewards!
Did you know it takes 40 gallons of syrup collected from trees to make just 1 gallon of maple syrup?
It is very precious stuff indeed, and I can only imagine all the hard work it takes to produce this small amount of sweetness!
I tried this maple syrup on my homemade sourdough pancakes - what an incredible treat!
This special jar of sweetness will be treated with great love, and not one drop will be wasted... I might even lick the plate clean ;)