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Yukon Food & Drink

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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: 2016-08-18, PHOTO: stockpholio.net

    Making Sangria While the Sun Shines

    I bought a nectarine in Juneau a couple of weeks ago. It looked large and rosy and promising. The flesh was firm and yet it gave slightly under the pressure of my fingertips and I thought, “Wow, a real nectarine.” But when I cut into the fruit,... more

    Aug 18, 2016

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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: 2017-05-17, 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

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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

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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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    Issue: 2016-10-19

    Cast Iron

    Long before Teflon or other spray coatings were on your pots and pans, cast iron was easy to use and easy to clean. It’s been around for hundreds of years and although always heavy, was brought from Europe by the early settlers to North America. more

    Oct 19, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-10-06, PHOTO: by Ken Bolton

    Basking in the virtue of boiling-water baths

    The smugness attack hit a few weeks back, while my wife was visiting an out-of-town friend. Perhaps it was boredom, or the way the pre-autumn sun slanted down on a Saturday morning. Perhaps it having spotted a binful of perfect pickling cukes, ... more

    Oct 6, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-09-29, PHOTO: by Els Lundgaard

    L - Make Yourself at Home

    I picked up my companion to go for lunch at Legends Smokehouse & Grill, located in the Yukon Inn. We were pleased to find it quite busy. The place has a rustic ambience with wooden tables at the front and raised, framed alcoves by the windows. more

    Sep 29, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-09-22, PHOTO: by Sarah Gallagher

    Ode to Bread

    I have become bread-obsessed. There is a fine layer of all-purpose flour on surfaces in rooms nowhere near the kitchen. A person suffering from celiac disease might keel over at the threshold of my front porch. (Sorry, Aunt Pat.) more

    Sep 22, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-09-15, PHOTO: Selene Vakharia

    Two Chefs, a Dinner and a Whole Lot of Beer

    If you love beer and food, you’ll love this spin on the traditional Winemaker’s Dinner: Hops ‘n’ Grub. Seated at a long table with a hundred of your Whitehorse neighbours, you will dive taste buds-first into dishes created to pair with select... more

    Sep 15, 2016

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