Hey maple lover! Do you even know there is a day to celebrate this delicious and sweet golden syrup? Yes, that’s true. Every year 17th December is observed as the National Maple Syrup Day to spread the word about this tempting syrup.
So maple lovers, get ready to enjoy delicious biscuits, cookies, salads, drizzled pancakes, or any other sweet thing topped with maple syrup. And if you are a newbie, just try your hands at such savory things, and do not forget to share them with your friends.
About National Maple Syrup Day
There is an exciting story about the origin of this day. Some say that the people of Ottawa and Chippewa went to their GOD. They started complaining about the people of their country who were becoming too lazy to hunt or farm or engage in other activities. All they wanted was to drink maple syrup directly from the maple trees. So the god cursed them. He told them that the people would only be able to enjoy maple syrup if they worked hard. That is why it takes a season to form the sap before it is extracted.
How is Maple Syrup Extracted?
The production of maple syrup can be traced back thousands of years to the northeastern region of the United States.
Maple syrup is generally extracted from the xylem sap of either sugar maple, red maple, or black maple trees. However, the process is not limited to these maple species. These trees that store maple syrup grows in cold climate regions.
Due to the weather conditions, the trees store starch in their trunk and roots. When the weather changes and spring arrives, the starch becomes sugar and accumulates in the tree’s sap.
The farmers then pierce the tree to make holes in its trunk and then collect the released starch. Then it is processed under high degrees of temperature so that the water can evaporate. The leftover concentrated liquid is then used as finger-licking maple syrup. And today, maple sap became a key ingredient in a variety of dishes.
Do you know who collected the maple syrup in the first place?
The indigenous people of North America. They collected it, processed it, and used it. That is how our delicious maple syrup was born. After that, shortly, maple syrup made its entry into Europe. The Europeans adopted new methods and better processes to define the same. They also tried to add flavors to it.
Interesting Facts about Maple Syrup
Its production usually takes place on a farm known as sugarbush or sugar wood. The sap that collects the starch is collected from the tree, and it is boiled in the sugar house, also known as a sugar Shanty or sugar shack. Also, the United States, the home country of maple syrup, was the leading producer of the same until the 1930s. However, the scenario is different now, with Canada being the top producer of maple syrup.
How to Celebrate National Maple Syrup Day?
- Try new Dishes– This Maple syrup day, try some new and different maple delicacies. You can try your hands at cookies, cakes, biscuits, drinks, muffins, and more.
- Bash– It is so much fun to invite friends & relatives for breakfast. Enjoy warm pancakes, all-together, cracking jokes, and a lot of laughter make the best combination ever. You can also enjoy this national maple syrup day by relishing delicious desserts with your colleagues.
- Know more about it- This industry is the primary source of income and revenues for many people, especially in the United States and Europe. Moreover, as a labor-intensive sector, tea farming provides jobs to a lot of people residing in economically disadvantaged areas. That is why it is essential to know more about the tea industry and contribute by helping it grow.
- Spread a word– Whatever you have learned about the maple syrup industry, share it with your friends. This way, more people will contribute to the growth of this industry. You can also share the recipes or different ways of using maple syrup on social media.
Some relatable sayings & quotes
- “We must keep these waters for wild rice, these trees for maple syrup, our lakes for fish, and our land and aquifers for all of our relatives – whether they have fins, roots, wings, or paws.” – Winona LaDuke
- “Sowing oats is fun,” he agrees solemnly. “One time, I sowed this really hot oat which poured maple syrup all over my dick and then licked it off.” – Elle Kennedy
- “Taking me in, he sweeps his hair back, revealing eyes the colour of maple syrup. I have the sudden urge to eat pancakes.” – Samantha Towle
- “He kissed me deeply. Just how I wanted and needed. He explored every part of my mouth, violating me in the sweetest way with a maple syrup tongue.” – S. Walden
- “I’m not from a maple-producing area, and so my maple syrup credentials are very much of the eating side.” – Nancy Greene
- “We are bound only by the limits of our imaginations” – Misha Collins
- “I drink maple syrup. Then I’m hyper, so I just run around like crazy and work it all off.” – Rachel McAdams
- “Don’t know how to make a glaze? No problem. Just pour maple syrup on that thing.” – Hannah Hart
- “If it’s not 100 percent pure maple syrup, it can’t be called ‘pure maple syrup.” – Nancy Greene
- “Cigars, of course, are made of trail mix, of crushed cashews and Granola and raisins, soaked in maple syrup, and dried in the sun. Why not eat one tonight at bedtime?” – Kurt Vonnegut
National Maple Syrup Day Quotes
- “Canada? Please. That’s like they took Vermont and made a whole country out of it, only more boring, and without the good maple syrup.” – Larry Correia
- “Since 1985 our [American’s] consumption of all added sugars- cane, beet, HFCS, glucose, honey, maple syrup, whatever- has climbed from 128 pounds to 159 pounds per person”. – Michael Pollan
- “I’m a Canadian. Outside Canada, I carry the flag. Canadian nationalism isn’t as insidious as American nationalism, though. It’s good-natured. It’s all about maple syrup, not war. – Feist
- “A sad sort of vulnerability was wafting from her, making the night smell like maple syrup.” – Sarah Addison Allen
- “He eased back and murmured, You taste so damn sweet. Like maple syrup. And you taste like stolen bacon.” – Lorelei James
- “Take it from this Lanark County kid – you won’t find any better, more flavourful syrup, than from the Maple Syrup Capital of Ontario.” – Arlene Stafford-Wilson
- “We don’t want you convicted for condiment theft. You go to that prison, you’ll meet big-time operators. Maple syrup stealers.” – Deb Caletti
- “I think maybe if I could be a Canadian superhero, I’d have some kind of freezing power and some sort of maple syrup weapon. Could be a little sticky.” – Nathan Fillion
- “I happen to know everything there is to know about maple syrup! I love maple syrup. I love maple syrup on pancakes. I love it on pizza. And I take maple syrup and put a little bit in my hair when I’ve had a rough week. What do you think holds it up, slick?” – Vince Vaughn
National Maple Syrup Day Wishes
- “Sugaring Season is the season when you tap the trees for sugar that turns into maple syrup. I’ve married someone from Vermont, so it’s an expression I kept hearing, and I’m like, ‘What is that? That’s just so beautiful.’ I like the idea it’s the very, very first murmurings of spring.” – Beth Orton
- “Let’s say you had to report back to heaven at the end of your time on earth, tell them what your personal allotment of experience had been: wouldn’t it sound like Poppy’s speech? The smell of radiator dust on a winter morning, the taste of hot maple syrup …” – Anne Tyler
- “His tone, like warm maple syrup, drizzled down her spine and licked all the way back up.” – Jasmine Haynes
- “The food that’s never let me down in life is porridge, especially with milk and maple syrup, which is delicious. Paris isn’t a porridge place, but I can buy it in London when I’m there and bring it back with me.” – Marianne Faithfull
- “The scented cloud permeates the air and coats our tongues, triggering images: licorice tobacco and a seductive fae with an agenda, ocean salt and a mortal boy’s sweat, maple syrup and a father’s love, a mother’s sacrifice and a lunar garden rich with lilies and honeysuckle.” – A.G. Howard
- “How could I explain the sort of twisted fantasies I’d had to play out to Frank? Most of them I didn’t even understand myself. Like being drenched in maple syrup and having acorns thrown at me by a guy wearing nothing but hiking boots.” – Nicole Castle
- “Ultimately, I’d love to see a legacy company that has alumni that come out of it and go on to create other big things. A maple-syrup mafia, a HootSuite mafia.” – Ryan Holmes
- “I am passionate about tea, running, the idea that we are bound only by the limits of our imaginations, and maple syrup.” – Misha Collins
Quotes For National Maple Syrup Day
- “I hunt in the refrigerator and find some maple syrup.” – E.L. James
- “My love of maple syrup. I’ve been known to knock back a can over a couple of days: A swig here, a swig there, and next thing you know it’s gone. It’s a habit I have to stave off. I don’t want to lose all my teeth.” – Rufus Wainwright
- “I always have a good quality extra virgin olive oil. Cheap quality oil will end up cheapening your dishes. And I love sweetening my dishes with maple syrup. It has a bit of a bitter kick at the end that works wonderfully in savoury dishes.” – Nadia Giosia
- “Blood is thicker than water, but maple syrup is thicker than blood. Therefore, pancakes are more important than family.”
- “Did you hear about the maple syrup company that went out of business? The poor saps.”
- “I pour maple syrup over my essays. Because they’re 100% waffle.”
- “Someone bought maple syrup for me. I thought it was pretty sappy.”
- “What do you call it when you put syrup in the washing machine? A vicious cycle.”
I hope you acquired more information from this article about maple syrup and the industry. Celebrate Maple Syrup Day, this delicious golden liquid, with friends, colleagues, and relatives, and let people know the new different ways to use it.