Thanks to some generous Elyites, I now have an Alaskan sourdough pancake starter with a hundred year history. But, how do the pancakes taste? I felt somewhat nervous after seeing the science experiment-type bubbles in the batter the first morning.

However, the dogsledders loved them. It’s a good sign when the dogsled participants are demanding a second breakfast of sourdough pancakes!

This photo is of Karen with my first batch of sourdough pancakes. Karen is from England, but currently lives in New York City. She and her husband spent a week dog sledding, smiling and eating good food near Ely.

The North Pole Shakedown participants arrived today, in a drizzle. We are leaving for a three day dogsled and ski camping trip tomorrow. I’m hoping the rain turns to snow soon.


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