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Issue: 2017-08-16, Photo: Louis Gagnon

If Louis Gagnon has learned anything from five years of successfully running a food truck in the Yukon, it’s “Batten down the hatches!” Gagnon says this with a hearty laugh, but securing every food item in a food truck, is no joke. more

Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2017-08-16, PHOTO: Becky Striegler

Etienne Tardif, gloved and clothed in white, his face behind a dark mesh veil, slowly lifts a tray from one of his stacked beehives. He’s in a meadow just off the Annie Lake Road, south of Whitehorse. “Whoah… this is heavy,” Tardif says. more

Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2017-08-16, PHOTO: Angela Szymczuk

Cranberries are just one of many berries that you can add to regular recipes for some extra health benefits. But since we are in the midst of cranberry season, why not take advantage of these home grown berries to boost your overall health. more

Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM Recipes

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Issue: 2017-08-16, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

This is more of a combination of two simple recipes that go incredibly well together – roasted cauliflower with mint and pecan pesto can grace your table in a number of different ways. Toss with hot pasta and served with a bottle of wine for a... more

Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM Recipes

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Issue: 2017-08-16, PHOTO: Courtesy of Zero Waste Yukon

The recent closures of the Salvation Army and free stores at Raven Recycling and the Whitehorse Waste Management Facility have made it difficult to source affordable used goods and to donate unwanted items. Without a local outlet for reuse, many... more

Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-08-09, PHOTO: Katie Thom

Culinary queen and DIY entrepreneur Katie Thom might be flying by the seat of her pants, but when she sets her mind on something, she does it, and with force. Though operating a food truck has been on her mind for the last 10 years, it was a... more

Aug 9, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2017-08-09, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Kofta are an elongated meatball grilled on a stick. This version is really simply seasoned, but you can go in a lot of different directions with the flavour. More or less garlic. Some oregano would be delicious. A chili pepper wouldn’t hurt them... more

Aug 9, 2017 12:00 AM Recipes

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

Fruit salad is boring – it’s a lot of chopping and peeling for an underwhelming mound of food people take a token spoonful of to push around their plate. But the concept is solid: fruit is delicious, and having someone take the time to do all the... more

Aug 2, 2017 12:00 AM Recipes

Dinner outdoors

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Some people mix in wild game meat with domestic meats recipes, but to get the true taste of wild meat you simply don’t substitute wild meat on a domestic recipe. more

Jul 27, 2017 1:10 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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On the way back I happened across a spruce grouse and it seemed that my luck was changing. As I was dressing my grouse I heard two more shots and it turned out that my hunting partners had had a similar thought about duck hunting, and had also more

Jul 27, 2017 12:33 AM Wild Harvest

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Sydney Oland

If you aren’t lucky enough to have a fresh (or frozen) moose heart on hand you can still try this recipe out using any sort of sliced steak. more

Jul 26, 2017 12:00 AM Wild Harvest

Morel Mushrooms

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Of course there are many books on plant identification, but finding one specific to your climate and region is, well, essential. A time-tested book is Edible and Medicinal Plants of Canada by Andy Mackinnon (2009) – and there’s a whole related series more

Jul 26, 2017 12:00 AM Wild Harvest

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Issue: 2017-07-19, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Hot dog carving is my latest passion project. This past weekend I became the general of my own army comprised of perfectly seared men and women armed for battle in a soft and squishy white bun. You too can become a leader among men, all you need... more

Jul 19, 2017 12:00 AM Recipes

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Issue: 2017-07-19, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

The week began with my English friend finally making it with her CanaDream Camper – a one-month, one-woman journey from Calgary to Whitehorse. For the special occasion , to celebrate her arrival, we decided to head to Takhini Hot Springs; my first... more

Jul 19, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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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: 2017-07-19, PHOTO: Elke Reinauer

The Germans are known by the nickname “The Krauts,” which comes from sauerkraut, a famous German dish comprised of fermented cabbage. Maybe Germans should be nicknamed “The Sausages” instead, because we have 1,500 kinds of different sausages in... more

Jul 19, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2017-07-19, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

To devote an entire issue of What’s Up Yukon to the celebration of the hot dog, one must completely understand exactly what a hot dog is ... and isn’t. Immediately what scratches at the mind is the question: What is the difference between a... more

Jul 19, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2017-07-19, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Bánh mì is the Vietnamese word for bread, specifically a baguette style loaf introduced to Vietnam during the French occupation. It typically uses a combination of rice flour as well as wheat flour to make a really fantastic, very unique final... more

Jul 19, 2017 12:00 AM Recipes

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Issue: 2017-07-12, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

The saying in Yukon is you only truly experience the Yukon when you get out in the wilderness, and those words are accurate beyond belief.From incredible hikes, to a free boat ride, to some refreshing beers and a Sunday afternoon Canadian barbecue... more

Jul 12, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Summer 1 Comments

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Issue: 2017-07-12, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

There are a lot of great things about peanut butter, but until you’ve had it spiked with chili oil and mixed with fresh noodles you haven’t really experienced peanut butter’s full potential. This fast dish is a great weeknight meal, and a new... more

Jul 12, 2017 12:00 AM Recipes