Originally Posted by GotGarlic
"Sugaring off"? What does that mean?
"Sugaring off" is a party held at a sugar shack. It's held in Spring when the maple producers collect and process maple sap into syrup and sugar. It's a big deal here in Quebec. The sugar shacks serve a big breakfast with eggs, bacon, sausages, toast, beans, and sometimes "cretons" (a Quebec specialty: a pork spread containing onions and spices) and lots of maple syrup. There is usually maple taffy on snow.