First off, the moon was amazing tonight, only snapped a couple pictures of it tonight but they really don’t do it justice. We were just going to our friend Blythe’s place for dinner and I ended up trying muktuk! Bet my family would never expect that! Muktuk is whale skin & blubber. You can eat it raw or cooked. I tried it raw! Raw muktuk is actually IMPOSSIBLE to bite through… I’m not kidding. I bit has hard as I could and nothing happened lol. So you chew on it and swish it around and either swallow it or spit it out. I spat it out. It has a sort of salty taste I really don’t know how to describe the flavour of it haha. Very interesting. A cool thing for me to add to the list of “things I did that year I lived in the North Pole”. The muktuk was provided for us by our friends boyfriend who’s an Inuvialuit hunter.
Big thanks to Ryan for letting us try it!! He LOVES the stuff, he puts a bit of salt on it and devours it haha. Apparently some people deep fry it too.
We had a really awesome dinner and Leeann and I learned a ton about hunting and different animals and their different tastes depending on where they’re from… it was awesome! Ryan made caribou stew and fried up some kidneys.. I ate a TINY piece of caribou in my stew, so small I couldn’t really tell you what it tasted like, not horrible since I didn’t spit it out haha but I stayed away from the kidneys, Leeann tried them and said they were similar to liver. Apparently Caribou kidneys are a delicacy!
So far my list from the north has:
– swimming in shell lake
– trying muktuk
– see the northern lights
– meet the fox that lives under my house
The list shall keep growing!!
Hugs & Kisses from afar