Yukon Food & Drink

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    Issue: 2017-05-31, PHOTO: Miche Genest

    Dreamtime, Bourbon Time

    I’ve always loved the stories where people slip out of the present and into a different time; kid’s stories like Tom’s Midnight Garden, or the Narnia series, or, in adult fiction, The Time Traveller’s Wife. There’s something compelling about the... more

    May 31, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: Miche Genest

    Sweet news: Northern bitters make beautiful drinks

    Yukon concocters, experimenters, cocktail lovers and fans of northern botanicals, take cheer! A kindred spirit walks among us. She is Jennifer Tyldesley, and as you will have recently learned in these pages, she makes her own small-batch bitters... more

    Feb 22, 2017


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    Issue: 2017-05-17, PHOTO: Kim Melton

    Sowing the Seeds of Spring

    The light returns to the Yukon long before the heat and we’re still in the prime season of huge oscillations in temperature between day and night. Mornings dawn crisp – but early – and as of yet we feel no compulsion to head outside until it warms a more

    May 17, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-05-10, PHOTO: John Lenart

    Ode to Winter

    The warm winds of spring have brought with them the promise of little green shoots popping out of their seeds to generate the stuff of salads. There is a brief moment in our northern spring between the holding cold of winter and the heady 24-hour... more

    May 10, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-07-19, PHOTO: Elke Reinauer

    Celebrating Sausages

    The Germans are known by the nickname “The Krauts,” which comes from sauerkraut, a famous German dish comprised of fermented cabbage. Maybe Germans should be nicknamed “The Sausages” instead, because we have 1,500 kinds of different sausages in... more

    Jul 19, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-07-19, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

    A Hot Dog By Any Other Name...

    To devote an entire issue of What’s Up Yukon to the celebration of the hot dog, one must completely understand exactly what a hot dog is ... and isn’t. Immediately what scratches at the mind is the question: What is the difference between a... more

    Jul 19, 2017

    Yukon Food & Drink

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    Issue: 2017-07-19, Graphic: Aislinn Cornett

    Heart Healthy Hot Dogs

    Fried, boiled, barbecued or campfire roasted, there’s nothing more quintessentially “summer” than a classic hotdog, especially paired with white bun, French’s mustard, ketchup and relish. While I loved this old standby as a child (who doesn’t love... more

    Jul 19, 2017

    Yukon Food & Drink

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    Issue: 2017-07-05, PHOTO:

    Oyster Sauce Makes it Better

    Not too many years ago, I discovered oyster sauce during a barbecue at a friend’s house. I wasn’t sure what the new flavour was, but I really enjoyed it. I have passed on the secret to many others since then and all who have tried it rave about it. more

    Jul 5, 2017

    Yukon Food & Drink

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    Issue: 2017-06-07, PHOTO: Els Lundgaard

    O - Delicious Oishi Sushi

    Oishi Sushi is a small lunch counter located on the second floor above Shoppers Drug Mart on Main Street. It’s truly a hidden gem. Oishi means tasty or delicious in Japanese. The name is certainly an apt description of the food offered... more

    Jun 7, 2017

    Yukon Food & Drink

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    Issue: 2017-05-17, PHOTO: Els Lundgaard

    N - North Dragon Restaurant

    We needed to find a place to go for lunch that started with the letter “N”. Well, we needed look no further than the North Dragon Restaurant. We were able to park right outside and go in to check out their display. The staff greeted us with smiles... more

    May 17, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-04-26, PHOTO: Els Lundgaard

    M - Making New Memories in a Spot with History

    We went for dinner at Miner’s Daughter, which is in the historic Capital Hotel building and I imagine, if the walls could talk, we’d all be totally enthralled. As it was, we were impressed with the brick wall that still had the original signage... more

    Apr 26, 2017

    Yukon Food & Drink

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    Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: Kim Melton

    What’s the Appeal?

    I was making a carrot cake this week for one of the Jack Russell's birthdays (he gets the carrot ends, we get the cake, seems like a pretty good deal), and the subject of peeling vegetables came up. I have always been reticent about sending the... more

    Apr 19, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-04-05, PHOTO: courtesy of Wolf’s Den Restaurant

    A Swiss Tradition in the North

    Of course, you have noticed that many people from Switzerland visit the Yukon in summer. Did you ever ask yourself what they do in wintertime? Here is the answer: They enjoy a relatively mild winter in Switzerland and every now and then they eat a... more

    Apr 5, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-03-29, PHOTO: Kim Melton

    Color Me Blue

    It struck me a couple days ago that I have gotten out of the habit of baking, and was missing having nibbly bites about for those mid-meal moments that require just a little something. I briefly mentally bemoaned my lack of muffins, before... more

    Mar 29, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: Hayley Redpath

    Border Lines

    If I were to search out the exact opposite of local, homegrown food, I would pass through the security gates at an international airport. The sportsbars, food courts and even neo-eco-healthy cafés are part of an isolated microcosm that I’m sure... more

    Mar 8, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-03-01, PHOTO: Kim Melton

    Bingeing on Brassicas

    Potatoes, kale and cabbage is a pretty common answer to the question, “What can you grow up there, anyways?” For those of us who get excited about growing, however, it is easy to go kind of crazy even within the parameters of a single vegetable... more

    Mar 1, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-02-15, Photo: Pixabay

    Happy Appies

    Winter is the time for socializing around the wood-stove at the cabin or just in the living room at home. We all want to be warm and welcoming, but when people “just drop by” we get nervous about what we can feed them as far as snacks and... more

    Feb 15, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-02-08, PHOTO: Kim Melton

    Growing in the Dark

    Some of my favourite food-related activities would be better described as passive-ities. I’m referring to the kind of work that involves setting something up, forgetting about it for some time, and then discovering one day that something delicious... more

    Feb 8, 2017

    Yukon Food & Drink

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    Issue: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: Jennifer Tyldesley

    Better When It's Bitter

    Jennifer Tyldesley has spent her life behind the controls of aeroplanes: in the Air Force, flying search and rescue and most recently for Air North. I imagine her in a crisp white shirt with epaulettes gleaming, watching the Klondike Valley sweep... more

    Feb 1, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-01-25, PHOTO: Kim Melton

    Tools of the Trade

    You know that thing you've had for years and haven't been quite willing to part with, though you haven't yet discovered its particular niche? Mine is a small hand-crank cast iron meat grinder, and the niche has been found. Two in fact, in the... more

    Jan 25, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-01-11, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

    Comfort Food Can Be Healthy

    “It is really nice here,” says Virginie Hamel as she looks at the high ceilings and natural woods of the Meadow Lakes Golf Club chalet. “It is super cozy.” This is exactly why she chose to open her new restaurant here in November, called Wintering... more

    Jan 11, 2017

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    Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: Meagan Deuling

    Cast Iron: The Original Non-Stick Cookware Part 2

    I have about 15 or so cast iron pots and pans with six or seven of them in constant use. The others, too good to pass by, are kept seasoned and see occasional use. At least one fry-pan is too big for regular use, but ideal for making breakfast... more

    Dec 21, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-12-14, PHOTO: Kim Melton

    I've Got a Gut Healing About This

    Hippocrates alluded to the gut as the source of all our ills, and Katherine Belisle, a health practitioner in Whitehorse, couldn't agree more. Working in the relatively new field of functional nutrition she has been doggedly working to introduce... more

    Dec 14, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTO: Getty images

    Pickling Salt and Rubber Gloves

    I recently came into contact with a terrifying Yukon beast: Mus musculus, the house mouse. After the encounter, I contacted everyone I knew, in complete panic. “There’s a bear in your house?!” they’d ask, confused. “No, a MOUSE!” I’d reply, to... more

    Nov 2, 2016

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