Here’s another Alaskan delicacy that we decided to try before our trip, which we purchased online from here.  It’s definitely an interesting item. However, we decided we prefer maple syrup on pancakes.

Maybe I should have read this description first!

Birch syrup is a savory mineral tasting syrup made from the sap of birch trees, and produced in much the same way as maple syrup. It is seldom used for pancake or waffle syrup, more often it is used as an ingredient paired with pork or salmon dishes in sauces, glazes, and dressings, and as a flavoring in ice cream, beer, wine, and soft drinks.

After my first taste on pancakes, I decided it would be better in a sauce, but never got around to finding and trying a new recipe. Wayne took one for the team and used it on his pancakes until the bottle was empty!

We also ordered a jar of lingonberry jam and a jar of salmonberry jam at the same time. Isn’t it interesting that jams can be so different. Lingonberry jam doesn’t really taste good on toast, but it tastes absolutely delicious as part of a sauce for chicken. Salmonberry jam, though, did taste good on toast.