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Issue: 2017-11-08, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Fish and Game Association

It has long been accepted that the tallest of tales reside in areas where fishing and hunting abound. It’s hard to say what exactly it is about the pristine waters of a prime fishing hole or a swamp at rut, but it seems that these climates, more... more

Nov 8, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2017-08-30, PHOTO: Upper lower case

My husband came home one day with this weird looking plastic gadget that made no sense to me, until my 12 -year-old told me how to use it: it it’s a stuffed burger press. We’ve been making stuffed burgers for years, but this silly little gadget... more

Aug 30, 2017 12:00 AM

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Issue: 2016-12-21, Image: by Michelle Eshpeter

Everything about wine is fun. It is delicious on its own and it is wonderful with food. There is a wine to match every mood, celebration or weather. All of this fun isn’t exactly free, though. Wine costs dollars and calories, two things that many... more

Dec 21, 2016 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: Mel Hattie

When you think of the Greek philosopher, Plato – if you think of him at all – the expression "party animal" might not come to mind. But Zuppa Theatre Co. would like to change that. The Halifax-based troupe has taken one of Plato's best-known works... more

Jun 2, 2016 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2016-03-17, Photo: Rick Massie

Feeling thirsty this Saint Patrick’s Day? Your librations need not come from far away this weekend. Home-grown beer and spirit producer Yukon Brewing has recently released something new into their line up; a Yukon-made whisky, Two Brewers Single Malt more

Mar 17, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2016-02-18, PHOTO: Angela Szymczuk

Deep in the Jalapa Valley of Nicaragua grows a tobacco that has an elegant yet bold taste. Combine the tobacco from the Jalapa region with other tobaccos from different areas of Nicaragua and you get a lovely cigar called Casa Magna Colorado. more

Feb 18, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-02-11, PHOTO: Cathie Archbould

At the beginning of January I set myself the task, for 2016, of clearing the cupboard of experimental aquavits, infused spirits and liqueurs. A task that was easier set than done, especially when the experimental beverage, put up with such hope... more

Feb 11, 2016 12:00 AM

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Issue: 2016-02-04, PHOTO: kozzi.com

Yukoners are no stranger to harsh winters. However, we don’t mind it as we are used to the snow and the cold and we’ve found a way to adapt ourselves to this chilly side of mother nature. For the cigar company CAO they decided to capture the... more

Feb 4, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-01-28, PHOTO: kozzi.com

We gratefully dropped our packs in the well-appointed bedroom of the houseboat. After one hour and five boats we had settled on the first we had been shown, and, not having found anyone with whom to share, were looking at two nights of what seemed... more

Jan 28, 2016 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2016-01-28, PHOTO: Miche Genest

In Scottish households it’s a New Year’s tradition to scour the house clean on December 31st to prepare for the coming year. My household has a fair whack of Scots’ influence, and I will say we passed the vacuum over the rugs on the 31st, but it... more

Jan 28, 2016 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2016-01-14 PHOTO: Miche Genest

A familiar sight at many a gathering during the holiday season is the punch bowl, ranging in formality from fine, etched crystal to battered salad bowl, filled to the brim with a fruity, bubbly concoction, set on a tablecloth stained here and... more

Jan 14, 2016 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Miche Genest

There’s a new gin in town, just in time for the holiday season. Yukon Spirits, the hardcore younger sister of Yukon Brewing, has recently released the latest addition to its “Concepts” line: First Cut Gin. Why First Cut? Because this is the first... more

Dec 17, 2015 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2015-12-10 PHOTO: kozzi.com

These days the word “cooler” can mean a pre-mixed alcoholic beverage, but it’s also the name of an insulated box to keep your food and drinks cool. Coolers come in various shapes, sizes and prices. A really large one seems like a good idea until... more

Dec 10, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2015-11-19 PHOTO: Miche Genest

While staying in the Valle dei Moscheni in the province of Trento, Italy a few years ago my husband and I were served a delicate herbal liqueur called génépi. It was one of those magic occasions when you encounter a flavour you didn’t know existed. more

Nov 19, 2015 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2015-11-12 PHOTO: Angela Szymczuk

Different types of tobacco are grown throughout the beautiful country of Brazil – each with its own special taste. The good people at the CAO cigar company thought this was something worth commemorating. Thus, the CAO Brazilia cigar was created. more

Nov 12, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2015-11-05 PHOTO: Miche Genest

In the world of beverages, everything old is new again. The cocktail revival of recent years has been matched by a revival of interest in old-fashioned, non-alcoholic refreshers. On food blogs, in restaurants and in modern cookbooks you’ll find... more

Nov 5, 2015 12:00 AM

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Issue: 2015-10-22 PHOTO: Rick Massie

There’s at least one person for whom the drought in California has a silver lining. Luigi Zanasi is hoping for some magic to come out of his garage this year, thanks to the intense wine grapes he believes the California drought has produced. more

Oct 22, 2015 12:00 AM Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2015-10-22 PHOTO: Miche Genest

We are a territory of enthusiasts. We dive in with total commitment, whatever our passion is — First Nations governance, yoga, politics, skiing, sledding, social justice, mining, conservation or coffee — and once the bit is between our teeth we... more

Oct 22, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2015-10-15 PHOTO: Angela Szymczuk

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was known for being an avid cigar smoker. Among his favourite brands were Romeo and Juliet, and Camacho. In fact, six years ago, a Camacho cigar that belonged to Churchill was estimated to be worth between... more

Oct 15, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2015-10-08 Photo: Miche Genest

When your friend blows into town, you hang onto your hat and lay on the groceries, especially the Stolichnaya Vodka, or “Stoli”, as he calls it. Your friend is a Martini drinker, and particular about his cocktail of choice. more

Oct 8, 2015 12:00 AM