Sugar Sunday – The sentimental sap

Maple syrup, that most Canadian of things is actually an ‘Aboriginal’ thing. Indigenous to eastern Canada and used by the Indigenous peoples of these lands, maple trees have become symbolic of this country. The maple leaf forever: logo for national sports associations, ubiquitous souvenir of Canada, the flag worn on backpacks abroad to signify that … More Sugar Sunday – The sentimental sap

Hey Sirius, what are the dog days of summer? This is the period in the northern hemisphere summer where the hottest days of July and August occur simultaneously with the rising of the Dog Star Sirius. The ancients made note of this connection, though Sirius apparently has no effect on the weather. Regardless, this is the time of year to partake in a … More Hey Sirius, what are the dog days of summer?