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    Issue: 2017-02-15, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

    Potato Chip Tortilla Española with Lemon Garlic Aioli

    Tortilla española, tortilla de patatas, Spanish omelette – it has many names but this simple dish made of eggs and potatoes is considered one of the corners of Spanish cuisine. And while traditionally it’s made with thinly sliced potatoes, an all... more

    Feb 15, 2017

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    Issue: 2016-10-26, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

    Bison Bao

    Steamed buns filled with a variety of meat and vegetables are a dim sum classic. This version is bison filled and spiced with ginger, garlic and chili paste but season the filling to your liking if you’re in the mood for something a bit more... more

    Oct 26, 2016

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    Issue: 2015-11-05 PHOTO: Lori Garrison

    Say it with Biscuits

    I started learning how to cook about 10 years ago, when, as a poor university student, I came to the stunning realization that good food is very expensive. One of the very first cook books I ever bought myself was a second hand copy of... more

    Nov 5, 2015

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    Issue: 2017-03-15, PHOTO: Lori Garrison

    Camp Fire Cake

    Sometimes, you just need cake. I've baked this from scratch before, but this is the one time I'm going to advocate boxed over homemade: when you're deep in the backcountry it's just too much fuss to pack in all the things you need to make a decent... more

    Mar 15, 2017

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  • IMG_2149 (copy).jpeg

    Issue: 2017-03-15, PHOTO: Lori Garrison

    Camp Fire Cake

    Sometimes, you just need cake. I've baked this from scratch before, but this is the one time I'm going to advocate boxed over homemade: when you're deep in the backcountry it's just too much fuss to pack in all the things you need to make a decent... more

    Mar 15, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-03-15, PHOTO: Pixabay

    Wonder What to do with a Pike?

    Pike Chowder Supreme This will take some time, but it is time well spent. more

    Mar 15, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

    Eggs Baked in Peppers

    To be honest, I generally fill these peppers with chopped SPAM. There’s something about the salty, fattiness of tinned meat that just shines in this dish. And what you’re looking for in a simple meal like this is something that very simply just... more

    Mar 8, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-03-01, PHOTO: Lori Garrison

    Bush Gypsy's Banquette

    Sometimes when you're in the bush you need lots of calories, but you don't have lots of time (or energy) left at the end of the day. By prepping the first part of this three part recipe for dinner, you have yourself a hearty, quick breakfast, as... more

    Mar 1, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-03-01, PHOTO: Pixabay

    For the Love of Potatoes

    Let’s go back in time, say 60 some years ago. Potatoes in those days, in my mother’s kitchen, were an everyday vegetable and cooked in some tasty remarkable different ways. Here are some recipes for you to try. more

    Mar 1, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-03-01, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

    Honey Panna Cotta with Pineapple

    Although I’ve spent most of my career around sweets and pastries, I don’t often eat dessert. And yet whenever I see panna cotta on a menu I always order it because of how simple and satisfying it is. Panna cotta is sweetened milk set with gelatin... more

    Mar 1, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: Pixabay

    Bread and Butter

    Here are some good bread recipes from the 1950s. more

    Feb 22, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: Kim Melton

    Fear of Pie-ing

    The circle is often used as a symbol of perfection. The delicious combination of sweet or savoury filling and flaky pastry at its best when round is known as “pie.” The magic number that tells us everything we need to know about a circle is called... more

    Feb 22, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-02-15, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

    Potato Chip Tortilla Española with Lemon Garlic Aioli

    Tortilla española, tortilla de patatas, Spanish omelette – it has many names but this simple dish made of eggs and potatoes is considered one of the corners of Spanish cuisine. And while traditionally it’s made with thinly sliced potatoes, an all... more

    Feb 15, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-02-08, PHOTO: Pixabay

    For the Love of Tomatoes

    Allow me take you back to some 65 years to a recipe dated in my mother’s hand written book as 1951. That was a memorable year for me as I had waited patiently for years to reach 18, so I could join the Air Force without my parent’s consent... more

    Feb 8, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-02-08, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

    Roasted Sausages with Arugula and Barley

    There’s a point every winter when rich stews, casseroles and braises start to become more of a burden than a pleasure. And yet a light meal doesn’t feel right either. It’s at this trying moment that turning to a hearty meat-studded salad is the... more

    Feb 8, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-02-01, ILLUSTRATION: graphicstock.com

    Old Time Meat Dishes

    Allow me to take you back to 1950s when we cooked in a specific way. At a time when we still did not rely on canned goods and most items came fresh from the garden. The following is an example of such. more

    Feb 1, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-01-18, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

    Vietnamese Style Leftover-Chicken Lettuce Cups

    Lettuce cups are a great food for when you feel like you may have been over-indulging. They’re also a super flavourful and fresh way to serve any sort of leftover chicken you may have – or a great way to spice up a rotisserie chicken from the... more

    Jan 18, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-01-11, PHOTO: Kim Melton

    Homemade Food for the Trail

    Finally, it's here! The season I've been waiting for, the season when each day invites a further excursion to extend the trail beyond yesterday's stopping point. It's ski season. I got out for my first ski this year on a visit down to Mount Lorne... more

    Jan 11, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-01-11, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

    Sausage rolls are bundles of love, and the perfect food for any occasion

    Sausage rolls are an anytime food - breakfast? Top with a runny egg. Light lunch? Just add a green salad. Company coming? Make sure there’s lots of mustard for dipping. Cater to your guests tastes by switching up the sausage, any sort of game... more

    Jan 11, 2017

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    Issue: 2016-12-14, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

    Caribou, Water Chestnut and Sweet Corn Egg Rolls

    Caribou is one of my favorite Yukon treats, and if you happened to get one during hunting season (or have generous friends) then you’re going to find yourself with a bit of ground. These egg rolls make use of a bunch of tinned goods while still... more

    Dec 14, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-12-07, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

    Baked Rigatoni with Moose and Mozzarella

    As we settle into the first few snows of the year let this recipe take you somewhere warm and comforting. This simple baked pasta sends me right back to playing in the yard while mum makes dinner. Baked pastas reheat incredibly well, so it’s a... more

    Dec 7, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-11-23, PHOTO: by Murray Martin

    Big Game Cookery

    With the hunting season upon us, it’s time for some special big game recipes. First of all, there is just about no part of a moose that you can’t eat and enjoy. What better to start with than Baked Moose Tongue. more

    Nov 23, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-11-16, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

    Potato and Green Onion Kugel

    Kugel is a baked pudding or casserole, made with potatoes or noodles. There are many types of kugel both sweet and savoury. Some have raisins or cinnamon, some have onions and cottage cheese. Think of this version as a Jewish hash brown casserole... more

    Nov 16, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-11-09, PHOTO: Kim Melton

    All Tarted Up

    I extracted a small tub of raspberries from the freezer yesterday, comforted to see it near overflowing with the season's harvest. Though saskatoons and blueberries came in in droves this year, the raspberries that made it to the freezer were few... more

    Nov 9, 2016

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