Thanks for info, I have never tried them with butter, just peel, sprinkle with s S&P and eat them. Will have to try them your way I made my own starter years ago but didn't take care of it properly and it expired , have done much better in caring for the one I bought from KA flour - and love their crock to store it in. I keep mine in fridge, take it out and feed it every 1-2 weeks. You don't have to let it warm up to feed, just take it out of fridge, stir, discard and feed and immediately replace in fridge. Easy if you remember the feedings. Make sure you use something without a tight fitting lid, Even a jar with the lid loose works. It's inexpensive to make your own, NFC gave you KA's link to learn about how to make it, they have great articles on the care and feeding…..And recovery of an overdue feeding (just in case you forget it for awhile). Storing on the counter is best for those who use it often, but fridge is best for those of us who don't use it but a few times a year. If you do waffles, check out the KA sourdough instructions for using the discard to make wonderful sourdough waffles, they are awesome.