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Food Diary (November 06, 2011)
Lunch: Rolled oats with coconut and sunflower seeds
Dinner: Potato and bean stew
Today's Favourite Photo
Source: Everyday Food I Love
BlackBall Signature - cold jelly topped with taro balls, taro Q, pearl and red beans
Today’s Favourite Blog
Source: Huffington Post
This is one of the most weird cocktails I have ever heard of. The story goes like this. In 1973 a man known as Capt. Dick Stevenson discovered a toe in a cabin that he purchased. The toe belonged to a trapper who had lost his big toe to frostbite and put it in a jar. What can one do with a frostbitten and preserved toe? I am guessing most of us who are uncreative would either throw it away, donate it to someone willing to receive it or put it on display in a hidden place.
Not Capt. Dick Stevenson, he is far more creative than most of us. He created a Sourtoe Cocktail where a shot of any type of hard alcohol is served in a glass with a dehydrated human toe. According to the rules, the toe must touch the lips during the drink's consumption for the drinker to earn the distinction of being a true "Sourtoer."
Other toes have since been donated and are kept in pickling salt when not being slurped. This is not considered unhygienic. The high alcohol content keeps the toes sterile, despite being in the mouths of as many as a few dozen people on a given night.
In case you are anxious to try a Sourtoe Cocktail, it is only served at the Sourdough Saloon in Dawson City, a town 300 miles from the Arctic Circle in Canada's Yukon Territory. Of course you can make your cocktail at home but its not the original, and you will also need some alcohol, and a toe as well.
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