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Christmas Recipes

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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: AilinParsa via Wikimedia Commons

This dish is French in name, but it’s a very fun Danish family tradition. For years, I could not eat it after overindulging as a kid, desperate to find the whole almond hidden in the dessert. Now I'm more strategic. If you're really good at... more

Dec 20, 2017 12:00 AM Recipes

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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

The holiday season ushers in all kinds of warming specialty drinks to cozy up with around the house. This Hot Dickens Cider is named after A Christmas Carol author Charles Dickens. I have no idea why, as it’s a variant of the original recipe... more

Dec 20, 2017 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: Pixabay

Back in the 1930s and 40s mom baked her own goodies and desserts were homespun and knowing just what was in those delightful desserts. They also tasted far better than the modern off-the-shelf desserts... more

Dec 20, 2017 12:00 AM Recipes

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Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: by Paul Rath

This delicious mélange of peanuts, chocolate, and almond bark has become a family favourite. We found it on Facebook, and it looked so delicious, we wanted to try it, and had great results. It is a great blend of sweet and salty, chocolate and... more

Dec 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

Edible Yukon Christmas Pudding

Kim Melton

Ah, Christmas — the time of year when magazines abound with recipes promising taste sensations derived solely from rainbows and snowflakes. At least that’s my assumption because they are the only things not on the list of excluded ingredients. Consid more

Dec 24, 2014 12:00 AM Wild Harvest

I’ve got a moose stew I usually throw together in the winter for a party. I get it going on the stove, and when it's done I set it on the fireplace with a ladle and some bowls laying around for people to tie into it whenever they feel like it. more

Dec 17, 2014 12:00 AM

Celebrating, tolerating, or avoiding family gatherings and their associated rituals is part of many people's December, whether they ascribe to Solstice, Christmas, or Chanukah. I have no blood relatives in the Yukon, but within my family of friends more

Jan 16, 2014 12:00 AM

My parents, Bob and Elly Porsild, were from Denmark and we always observed Christmas in the Scandinavian way, celebrating with dinner and pakke on the eve of December 24th. The meal always began with rice porridge with a blanched almond hidden in it, more

Dec 20, 2012 12:00 AM

Residents of Dawson City are known to enjoy a good get-together with friends, especially in the long months of winter. So we asked a few Dawson "foodies" and party hosts to share some distinctive snack or beverage ideas they enjoy offering their gues more

Dec 22, 2011 12:00 AM

Spinach Pie This is called Spinach Pie in my house, but it's actually a no-crust quiche. My mom makes this for me when I visit, a tradition that started in my early 20s when she worried that I lived on Diet Coke and candy. more

Dec 22, 2011 12:00 AM

Several years ago up on the Blackstone I harvested my first caribou, a young male from the Porcupine herd. As my friend Jack Semple and I quartered the Wëdzey, we talked about the importance of using the entire animal. more

Dec 22, 2011 12:00 AM

In Canada, as well as the States and all over Europe, this time of year the smells of cinnamon, molasses and ginger are overwhelming at times. more

Dec 15, 2011 12:00 AM

A thimble is a little cap worn on the finger while sewing. Common in past days, maybe not so common today (unless you are a quilter), a thimble can also be used to make a characteristic imprint on a traditional Christmas cookie. more

Dec 23, 2010 12:00 AM

It's the season to eat, drink and be merry with friends and love ones. So what if we told you that you could kill two birds with one stone (the 'eating and drinking' bit), which would just leave you with the 'being merry' part? more

Dec 23, 2010 12:00 AM Beverages

Keep your balls cold, and the chocolate will coat them nicely. I'm talking with Shelley Hakonson in her chocolate-aroma'd kitchen one afternoon when she demonstrates this piece of wisdom by making a tray full of cake balls. more

Dec 16, 2010 12:00 AM

The festive season is upon us and so too is food for entertaining. Here is a trio of dips, ones that can be made ahead, to serve with healthy and crisp bagel chips. Serve with bright red pomegranate seeds for a tangy taste and bright colour. more

Dec 9, 2010 12:00 AM

With fall come many fruits, particularly juicy plums – lovely large dark ones and smaller golden plums. Either variety will work well in this easy-to-make dessert. more

Nov 11, 2010 12:00 AM

Steak and Kidney Pie has been a Boxing Day tradition in my family. They go "Box" (shop) and I make the pies ... mmm ... more

Dec 24, 2009 12:00 AM

The bright-red colour and tart flavour of Yukon cranberries complements Christmas feasts beautifully. For a change, try baking cranberry sauce ahead of the big day. Adding thyme and some Northern sage imparts a nice woodsy mellowness. more

Dec 17, 2009 12:00 AM

Simple ingredients: butter, sugar and flour make up real old-fashioned shortbread. While variations on these basic ingredients are many, the real McCoy is hard to beat. The trick is in the kneading; you really can't knead shortbread too much... more

Dec 10, 2009 12:00 AM