a new food product: birch syrup, made right here in Dawson. apparently the concept was imported from Finland, where i imagine there are more birch than maple. very similar to maple syrup--except that you need more than twice as much sap to produce it--birch syrup is a dark red colour, tastes a bit like molasses, and it's for sale here in the grocery store. so this morning we tried it on saskatoon-berry pancakes--saskatoons are a bit like blueberries, and they grow locally too. i think i prefer maple syrup, and banana pancakes., but i'm always up for a new food. and i like the "Uncle Berwyn" label here.