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Maple syrup is a syrup usually made from the xylem sap of sugar maple, red maple, or black maple trees, although it can also be made from other maple species such as the bigleaf maple. In cold climates, these trees store starch in their trunks and roots before the winter; the starch is then converted to sugar that rises in the sap in the spring. Maple trees can be tapped by boring holes into their trunks and collecting the exuded sap. The sap is processed by heating to evaporate much of the water, leaving the concentrated syrup.
Maple syrup was first collected and used by aboriginal people of North America. The practice was adopted by European settlers, who gradually improved production methods. Technological improvements in the 1970s further refined syrup processing. The Canadian province of Quebec is by far the largest producer, responsible for about three-quarters of the world's output; Canada exports more than C$145 million (approximately US$141 million) worth of maple syrup per year. Vermont is the largest producer in the United States, generating about 5.5 percent of the global supply.
Maple syrup is graded according to the Canada, United States, or Vermont scales based on its density and translucency. Sucrose is the most prevalent sugar in maple syrup. In Canada, syrups must be at least 66 percent sugar and be made exclusively from maple sap to qualify as maple syrup. In the United States, a syrup must be made almost entirely from maple sap to be labelled as "maple".When you travel to Vermont be sure to include time for visiting sugarhouses - each one is different and has its own personality.
Maple syrup is often eaten with pancakes, waffles, French toast, or oatmeal and porridge. It is also used as an ingredient in baking, and as a sweetener and flavouring agent. Culinary experts have praised its unique flavour, although the chemistry responsible is not fully understood.
VERMONT MAPLE SYRUP A DELICIOUS HARBINGER OF SPRING. A FUN EVENT WORTH THE TRIP. This lovely and colorful painting,
"VERMONT MAPLE SYRUP" original watercolor painting on Arches paper
is by Montreal's Premier Street Scene Art Specialist Carole Spandau BFA BED. She has over 45 years painting experience, Immortalizing on canvas instantly recognizable beautiful and classic city scenes. From the1970s to today,she has been commissioned through 5 decades by discerning local clients and international art collectors to paint Personal Family Portraits,Charming Cafes,Historic Banks,Quaint Shops,Speciality Boutiques,Interesting Storefronts,International and local Restaurants,Churches,Colorful Corners,Hockey scenes,Montreal Memories and Laudable Landmarks from all over the various boroughs.
Montreal's Premier Streetscene Painter Carole Spandau is a lifetime professional career artist,fully credentialed:Officially archived with the "Createurs du Quebec" since 1971,listed with the Biennelle Guide to Canadian Artists in Galeries and Louis Bruens Guide to Quebec Artists as well as Quebec's "Guide Vallee", since 1985.
In 2013 her Plateau Montreal paintings were recognized and featured by the Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History,Pointe a Caliere for an exhibition tracing the living history of the neighborhood from the past to the present.
Since the 1970s,Carole Spandau has documented on canvas - hundreds of Montreal's individual shops and stores,the vanishing ever-changing face of Montreal as well as integrating
beautiful Hockey Art with many Montreal landmarks,streets and shops.
Over 1000 Carole Spandau's Beautiful Prints on Canvas,Framed Prints and Cards are available right here for custom order directly from Fine Art America.
COLLECT MONTREAL MEMORIES ON CANVAS: HERITAGE AND VINTAGE,NOSTALGIC AND CLASSIC,Memorable paintings OF NEIGHBORHOOD BLOCKS,RESTAURANTS,CAFES,DEPANNEURS AND HOCKEY ART all available on this site.
The artist has painted for local and international collectors for well over 45 years. Contact her by email or phone 514-486-0731 for information re availability of Originals or to Commission a specific painting
August 2nd, 2009
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