Monday, 9 March 2015

It's maple season in Canada, eh!

Even as tough Canadians, every year we look forward to Spring. Not just because the snow will soon be gone (not fast enough!) but because it's tree tapping time!

 If you're not from Ontario or Quebec, you may not be as familiar with this saying or process. When the warm weather approaches, the sap from the Maple Trees start to flow and that deliciously Canadian treat- maple syrup is created. For a more lengthy explanation of the process and how it is made, please visit:

Every year, we pack the kids up and head to our favourite local sugar bush and pancake house; Drummonds, located in Spencerville, On. Last year, we stood in line for an hour to enjoy this incredible breakfast! With three small children (Then 5, 3 and 2) it was not an easy feat- but well worth the end result. This year, as Drummonds is open from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, we opted for lunch with the girls and bypassed the line altogether.

Clearly, the pancakes and the local maple syrup was incredibly delicious- but I highly recommend the maple beans as well. Nick ordered a side of sausages with his lunch and also raved about them. Each of the girls did well with their plates, as the pancakes are very large and really liked the friendly farm boys who waited on our table (and arguably gave the best service we've had at a restaurant). 

The season has just begun and there are a few different pancake houses in the area, but Drummonds happens to be our fave! Make sure you get out and enjoy what our area has to offer!

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