I feel like I had a whirlwind of a weekend: we had friends over for dinner Friday night, I spent Saturday running errands, and Sunday we took our annual Maine Maple Sunday trip, which I followed up with an up-close viewing of the Hunger Games with some of my knitting buddies.

One of the things I love about Maine is it’s seasonality, there’s a time for syrup, and a time for apples, a time for shrimp, and a time for blueberries.

So in spite of the unseasonably warm weather we’d had the previous week, Maine Maple Sunday stayed true to form and was cold (and rainy!), but it didn’t dampen our spirits as we drove to Sebago for a pancake breakfast and some sugar shack tours. (Though a bad map did cause some frustration).

We picked up a pint of syrup and a bag of maple candies, but the variety of maple products is always fun to see.

I’m thinking I need to make a batch of my maple walnut granola soon – do you have any favorite maple syrup recipes? Or do you save it for pancakes and waffles only?

P.S.: Check out this preview from the upcoming Knitscene summer issue – it hits newsstands April 17th, but if you live in Portland be warned, I’m so excited about my first print publication that I may buy all the copies. 😉

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