Normally in March the maple syrup season is in full swing, but this year’s long and harsh winter has delayed its start. Maple trees need cold nights and warm days to get their sap flowing. Ideal conditions are daytime highs of 5 C and night-time lows of -5 C.
That’s tropical compared to what we’ve been up against this month!
But….it’s all going to change this weekend. Finally! Yay! Warmer temperatures mean the sap will start running and although the maple syrup season may be short it will definitely be sweet.
If you’re feeling inspired, try this apple, walnut and bacon green salad from Québec’s own Ricardo who obviously knows a thing or two about maple syrup. First off, he caramelizes the walnuts in it! And then he adds bacon – the perfect pairing. Genius.
Have a great weekend!