Spring has sprung. Or, at least it wants to spring.
April's first Saturday is when people from far and wide descend upon Elmira, Ontario to celebrate all lovely mapley goodness at The Elmira Maple Syrup Festival. As I wrote in a previous post, I head up every couple of years and load up on the sweet stuff. Yesterday I got up early (for a Saturday) and headed in with a friend.
I'm always a little surprised at the variety of food available there. Yes, there's maple candy, maple taffy, maple fudge, maple butter, maple glazed goodies (buns, funnel cakes, etc) and of course) maple syrup on pancakes. But there's also back bacon sandwiches, sausages, turkey, souvlaki, jams, jellies and all sorts of things. I try and pace myself, but I'm not that good at it--had the pancake breakfast and then later I just HAD to get a backbacon sandwich...while I was waiting for a nice fluffy bun crammed full of yummy yummy bacon, that booth ran out of sausage...70kgs (150lbs) in three hours...
Here are some of my snapshots...
(l) crates of corn waiting to be roasted
(r) sticky maple syrup buns
(l) funnel cake in strawberries, maple syrup and whipped cream
(r) all sorts of lovely jams and jellies
(l) skewered meats
(r) the longest spring rolls I've ever seen
(l) the Gingrichs' maple syrup table (I always get my syrup from them)
(l) toffee apples
(l) pancakes pancaking on one of th big breakfast grills
(r) all that's left of my brekkie plate