Forêt Vive Sugar Shack
Jean-Étienne Poirier, an amazing anthropologist, makes maple syrup with great skill.
Fortunately, I arrived well awake. As soon as we met, a ton of information came from his method to collect maple water, his way to calibrate his system so that the water transformed into syrup is a perfect 7°C higher than boiling water. Jean-Étienne explains how wood heating adds personality to his nectar, why he calibrates his system according to the atmospheric pressure, how he classifies his different batches which are tasted to great chefs, oenologists in order to describe the dominant flavors.
When I ask him what is in the stove of his wood stove, I am entitled to a eulogy imprinted with an enthusiasm on the virtues of the chaga, champion of mushrooms.
The benefits of chaga
This fungus helps to improve health and vitality. Rich in vitamin B, flavonoids, phenols, minerals and enzymes. So you say it’s gibberish, but chaga is the food that contains the most antioxidants (25%). Its high content of superoxide dismutase (an antioxidant enzyme) gives it a powerful action against the aging of the body. And like any superfood, it is nontoxic and has no side effects, which can be consumed by everyone, every day and at will. It is also a source of pantothenic acid, a vitamin essential to the well-being of the adrenal glands and digestive organs. source: Femme Actuelle
I went back to my studio with my photos but also richer of a new friend and a big chunk of chaga.
Get off the track of the Red Bull Crashed Ice with Claudio Leggieri!
Another Promising Event in Quebec City
On December 22, 2016, the Fédération International de Ski officially announces that the final of the World Cup of cross-country skiing to be held initially in Tyumen in Russia will be held in Quebec City. In less than two months, the Gestev team has done an amazing job. As usual, the people of Quebec City quickly responded to the call for volunteers. Everything had to be done, from waxing rooms, to the communication infrastructure, to the athletes’ village. The people of Gestev who have an extensive experience in the field of winter sports activities, along with all the volunteers and Sponsors, are delivering an exceptional event.
The event will take place on the Plains of Abraham, where cross-country skier Alex Harvey, the world champion, will be the star of the event in his home town.
The snow conditions are extraordinary since it has fallen for 2 days, more than 50 cm of new snow. Competitors from all over the world were so happy to be able to ski on “real” snow.
Welcome to the 2017 Best Winter Wonderland (USA Today)
Back inside the historic walls of Old Quebec, the site of 2 immensely successful sprint events in 2012, athletes are back for a race course in the heart the National Capital with the start and finish lines on the Plaines of Abraham and a stretch that takes in Québec’s Parliament Building, Fontaine de Tourny, and Porte Saint-Louis.
Thanks to the Commission de la capitale nationnale du Québec to welcome us.
The Ice Hotel is a sculpture in itself. One of my great pleasures is to move around with my 360° gear to capture the annual highlights.
A ski resort within minutes of Québec City.
Stoneham Mountain Resort is a ski resort, located north of Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, in the municipality of Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury. It has a peak elevation of 593 metres (1,946 feet) above sea level and a vertical drop of 420 metres (1,380 feet). There are 41 trails covering 333 hectares (820 acres) four mountains. Nineteen trails are available for night skiing, consisting in the largest network of night skiing in Canada. The resort is owned by Resorts of the Canadian Rockies.
“The big exciting moguls with long fast tracks, Mont-Sainte-Anne offers all the variety you could want. I was recently in both winter skiing and summer for mountain biking, and no matter what season you will find the Mont-Sainte-Anne features an equally exhilarating and intimidating terrain. “- SBC Skier Magazine
The Parc de la Chute-Montmorency Quebec is a tourist center situated on the outskirts of Quebec City and Boischatel, Canada.