Not too early yesterday morning I overloaded my messenger bag with running clothes, local produce, and a big bubbly glob of sourdough starter. I rode over to meet up with my close friend Ellie- our plan being a longish run and a big beautiful brunch.
We did really, really well. Ellie took us down and along Lake Washington and then back up the hill through a perfectly ass-kickingly steep trail. At just over four and a half miles it was the longest run I've been on in months, and with the weather perfectly chilly and damp- one of my absolute favorites.
Post run- I made a scramble with produce from Alleycat Acres and Tiny's Organic, and Ellie made the most gloriously huge and gorgeous stack of sourdough buckwheat pancakes. She modified my favorite sourdough pancake recipe from Joy The Baker using just over half buckwheat flour and adding walnut pieces as they cooked. They turned out nutty and earthy, with that perfect lightness and tang that comes from cooking with sourdough.
Absolute perfection. Give it a try!