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

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 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2017-05-10, PHOTO: Aislinn Cornett

I want you to imagine your favourite pie – apple, blueberry, rhubarb or a rebel mix of all three. I want you to picture yourself eating this freshly baked, perfectly flakey pie, one beautiful bite at a time. In math class, you may have learned to... more

May 10, 2017 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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

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 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2017-01-25, PHOTO: graphicstock.com

For sufferers of eczema, the winter can be an especially uncomfortable time. The dry, overheated indoors and the harsh, cold outdoors can aggravate symptoms. Eczema, which is also called atopic dermatitis, is a condition that causes dry, thickened... more

Jan 25, 2017 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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

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 12:00 AM Recipes

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

“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 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2017-01-11, PHOTO: GraphicStock

People often ask if Traditional Chinese Medicine can treat colds and flus. Although there’s no magic bullet when it comes to getting rid of those nasty winter viruses, Traditional Chinese Medicine can give us a unique perspective on how we treat... more

Jan 11, 2017 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: by Selene Vakharia

It’s that time of year again. With the constant darkness and the cold, many of us are feeling – and looking – a little tired. Personally, I blame the fact that I’m pretty sure outside the hours of 10 to three it is straight-up midnight all the time. more

Dec 21, 2016 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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

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 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-12-07, PHOTO: Selene Vakharia

As the season of overindulgence is upon us, binging and overeating becomes an almost daily occurrence. From cookies and treats at the office to endless dinners and potlucks, for the next month we will all likely be filling our bellies beyond their... more

Dec 7, 2016 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-11-23, PHOTO: by Meagan Deuling

Is your digestion slow? Feel cold all the time? Tired and achy? Low mood? Lack the energy to get through your day? If any of these symptoms are a problem for you and you’re struggling to feel well, no matter what you try, Chinese medicine and... more

Nov 23, 2016 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-11-23, PHOTO: by Selene Vakharia

That addictive white powdery stuff is in everything. From store-bought spice blends to fruit juice to ketchup to even vitamins, it’s everywhere and in much higher amounts than you might think. more

Nov 23, 2016 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTO: wikimedia.commons

Being an adult is challenging. Eating well three times a day, every day, for an entire life is one of those things. Doing so while you are also responsible for feeding another being that is growing inside of you at an alarming rate – that’s a... more

Nov 2, 2016 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-10-19, PHOTO: by Selene Vakharia

For most of our Canadian lives, we are told that lasting bone strength is a glass or two of milk away. This is reflected heavily in the Canada’s Food Guide, which acts as a foundation piece for nutrition and wellness in doctors’ offices, ... more

Oct 19, 2016 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-09-22, PHOTO: by Selene Vakharia

When I was a teenager, I took karate twice a week. One year, my instructor got really into throws. Given that he never really taught proper falling technique, combined with the class having a lot of young people in it, it is not surprising that I... more

Sep 22, 2016 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-09-15, PHOTO: Angela Szymczuk

Autumn is here. The Yukon experiences seasons differently than other parts of Canada do. Our southern friends won’t start gearing up for fall until the end of September, but here in the north this lovely season comes in mid-August. Currently the... more

Sep 15, 2016 12:00 AM Recipes

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Issue: 2016-08-25, PHOTO: Meagan Deuling

Craving cookies, chips, ice cream, pizza, or some other delicious-tasting, high calorie food? You know these foods are not good for you, but it can take what feels like an unfathomable amount of willpower to stay away from them. If it seems that... more

Aug 25, 2016 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-08-11, PHOTO: by Sue Meikle

Looking for healthy-living inspiration? Turn your gaze from younger athletes and movie stars toward the golden generation - 55 might just be the new 20. Just ask the 97 Yukoners aged 55 to 91 who will be participating in the 2016 Canada 55+ Games... more

Aug 11, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-08-11, PHOTO: Selene Vakharia

Backyard farmers and local food fans in the Yukon will undoubtedly be treated with an endless supply of nutrient-rich root vegetables. This season, when you buy or harvest your bunches, don’t toss the leafy greens that top them. The greens on... more

Aug 11, 2016 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-07-28, PHOTO: by Selene Vakharia

You know those moments when you realize something awful? Your whole body goes cold as the dread sets in. Your eyes go wide and the panic rises from the pit of your stomach. Maybe it’s when you remember a moment from last night. Maybe it’s when... more

Jul 28, 2016 12:00 AM Health and Wellness