Miss Marple said we are all alloted three score and ten years, and like Miss Marple I shall soon be overdrawn.
Now, having lived 70 years, I will use this blog to record my observations and try to answer the question, "Is the hokey-pokey really what it's all about?
Thursday, July 21, 2016
ESKIMO ICE CREAM
a point in aging where you realize you have more past memories than
future. You accept your aging and your
limitations, and if you are fortunate enough you may have real adventures to
wrote a post on blueberry. I included
some pics of my wife and our time at one of the Native villages in Alaska. I mentioned that after the elementary kids
picked blueberries and cranberries they returned to the classroom and made
Eskimo Ice Cream.
of the far north brave winter conditions with subzero temperatures in the range
of 40 to 50 degrees below zero. At these
extreme temperatures fat in a diet is critical.
Because caribou, that migrate through these northern regions, is lean meat,
these northern Natives have for generations depended on seal, and whale to
supply their fat needs.
or blubber, is considered a staple by these coastal Natives and it is often eaten fresh, frozen, boiled or fermented (an Eskimo delicacy called Muktuk.) It was these northern people that originated
Eskimo Ice Cream.
Oil and lard
from the whale fat was hand whipped into a frothy consistency and berries added
– later, with the incursion of ‘whiteman,’ sugar was added to the mix.
(Note: whiteman – pronounced as one
word, and the equivalent gussak are used by the Eskimo as a derogatory term for Caucasians.)
village my wife and I worked in was in southwestern Alaska on the Kuskokwim
River. These were Yup'ik people. Once coastal, these people, had moved inland
along the river to be near Russian trading post.
Here moose, caribou, musk ox and bear were plentiful and there were massive summer
salmon runs to supplied ample protein for humans and dogs.
generation these river Yup'ik lost their dependency on whale and seal fat, but
still retained their cultural connection to that food. Now, here in the inland, whale fat has been
replaced by Crisco and Wesson Oil in the making of Eskimo Ice cream.
Crisco, Wesson oil and shredded fish are mixed together - the fish to supply the missing taste of the ocean.
Sugar is added and the mixture is vigorously whipped by hand.
Next come the berries: blueberries and cranberries.
The final product is Eskimo Ice Cream.
Probably not heart healthy; but it actually taste good.