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Sydney Oland

Sydney Oland

What's Up Yukon columnist Sydney Oland is a recipe developer who lives in Whitehorse. Her work can be found in The Boston Globe, Seriouseats.com as well as other publications.


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Issue: 2017-11-22, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Roasted bone marrow has got to be one of the simplest dishes ever – a hot oven is really all you need to know. This classic bistro dish can be found all over menus in Europe and North America, usually served with plenty of crusty bread and salt... more

Nov 22, 2017 12:00 AM Recipes

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Issue: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

The Yukon grows wonderful root vegetables. And anyone who has participated in the From the Ground Up fundraiser will tell you that local root vegetables are abundant and delicious this time of year... more

Nov 15, 2017 12:00 AM Recipes

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Issue: 2017-11-08, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Bear is a controversial meat. Unlike most other game, hunters aren’t forced to keep any of the meat and can hike out the pelt and skull leaving the rest of the animal in the woods for scavengers. There also seems to be some sort of stigma about... more

Nov 8, 2017 12:00 AM Recipes

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

One pan meals are always the goal, if I have to break out a second pan I’m disappointed in myself. Weekdays are long, take-out gets expensive, frozen pizzas can be a bit lackluster. Pork loins, however, cook fast, are inexpensive, and happen to be... more

Nov 1, 2017 12:00 AM Recipes

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Issue: 2017-10-25, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

I love roasting whole birds in the fall. If you’ve been looking out for them this season, then you’ve probably snagged a few of these delicious little birds yourself. Grouse of any variety can tend towards the lean side, especially since the skin... more

Oct 25, 2017 12:00 AM Recipes

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Issue: 2017-10-18, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

There’s no downside to freshly baked bread – it tastes great and makes the house smell wonderful. Making bread can be a bit time consuming though, if done the old fashioned way it can take hours of kneading and proofing... more

Oct 18, 2017 12:00 AM Recipes

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Issue: 2017-10-11, PHOTO: Yukon Beer Festival/Mark Kelly

The Yukon Beer Festival is returning for its fifth year on October 13 and 14, with proceeds benefitting the Boys and Girls Club of Whitehorse. Local beer aficionados will be able to taste beer from more than a dozen brewers and distributors... more

Oct 11, 2017 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2017-10-11, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Nikujaga is a traditional Japanese style stew, usually made with thinly-sliced beef and potatoes and seasoned with sweetened soy sauce. While this version is more of an homage to the classic – substituting bison for beef and squash for potatoes... more

Oct 11, 2017 12:00 AM Recipes

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Issue: 2017-10-04, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Roast potatoes are great. They’re a clean and simple side dish – salty, savory, crispy and soft at the same time. With the holidays coming up quickly here’s a twist on the classic roast potato that you can scale up or down whether you’re dining... more

Oct 4, 2017 12:00 AM

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Issue 2017-10-04, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

If you’re feeling dapper this weekend, you’ve got an opportunity to dust off your best prohibition era outfits and celebrate the Yukon Brewery’s 20th Anniversary. The brewery is throwing a shindig to celebrate, offering the public 20 per cent off... more

Oct 4, 2017 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2017-09-27, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

It happens to everyone who gets their meat several hundred pounds at a time: things get freezer burnt. And while it may not look appetizing, those unfortunate packs of meat are still very much edible and can still be delicious if you know how to... more

Sep 27, 2017 12:00 AM

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Issue: 2017-09-20, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

There’s a lot to love about fake (imitation might be a better word, but let’s be honest) crab. It is made from pollock, which is a very sustainable fish, it is inexpensive especially compared to the “real” counterpart and it is delicious. more

Sep 20, 2017 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2017-08-30, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Of the many ways to eat more greens, the sneaky ways are my favourite. A curry filled with warm spices and ground game is a fantastic way to get a lot of wilted greens into otherwise unwilling mouths. more

Aug 30, 2017 12:00 AM

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Issue: 2017-08-23, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

These breakfast wraps are my favorite part of every hunting or camping trip. Trekking through the Yukon has so much to offer (vast nature, beautiful views, abundant wildlife) and yet it’s the smell of these wraps crisping up over a fire that’s the... more

Aug 23, 2017 12:00 AM

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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