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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: 2018-02-14, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

This is classic Japanese comfort food, exactly what you would expect from an all-night diner in Tokyo. Hambagu is just a simply seasoned burger served with gravy over hot rice. It’s simple and comforting and just a tiny bit different than a hot... more

Feb 14, 2018 12:00 AM Recipes

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Issue: 2018-02-07, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

There’s a special place in my heart for mush. And puddings of all sorts are a very favourite form of mush. This is simple rice pudding – seasoned with vanilla and bourbon, and not on the overly sweet side... more

Feb 7, 2018 12:00 AM Recipes

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Issue: 2018-01-31, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

In these shortest of days, how lovely is it to come in from the cold to a steaming bowl of hearty soup? This spin on a classic dish will become your favourite winter meal for a host of reasons. First, it’s delicious. Who doesn’t love French onion... more

Jan 31, 2018 12:00 AM Recipes

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Issue: 2018-01-24, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Onigiri are a popular snack in Japan and consist of a rice ball and a savory filling, sometimes wrapped in a sheet of seaweed. Some of the classic fillings are umeboshi plum, salted flaked salmon, and tuna with mayo... more

Jan 24, 2018 12:00 AM Recipes

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Issue: 2018-01-24, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

This weekend the Yukon Fish and Game Association (YFGA) is hosting their annual Wild Game Banquet at the High Country Inn. The event will include the usual camaraderie as well as the awards from the Big Bull Night, which took place in November, a... more

Jan 24, 2018 12:00 AM , Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2018-01-17, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Salmon is a great fish to quickly cure, and the addition of a bit of tea and some gin really compliment the delicate flavours of the beautiful West Coast salmon we’re lucky enough to have access to. more

Jan 17, 2018 12:00 AM Recipes

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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

If you’re not the imbibing type, or the idea of raw eggs turns your stomach, this isn’t the recipe for you. But if you’re fond of a drink and like to try new things, then this traditional uncooked egg nog might be right up your alley... more

Dec 20, 2017 12:00 AM Recipes

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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Long stewed, and heavily seasoned braises aren’t what comes to many people’s minds when they think of Caribbean food. Grilled fish and chicken, lovely fresh shellfish tend to be the first dishes that are recalled when thinking of last year’s... more

Dec 13, 2017 12:00 AM Recipes 1 Comments

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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

There’s a new brewery opening in the Mount Sima area. Deep Dark Wood Brewing is hoping to be open and available to the public around Christmas. Owner and operator Matt Waugh will be producing sour beers using open casks and wild yeasts... more

Dec 13, 2017 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2017-12-06, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

These egg rolls would make great party food, and if you have the time to make a double batch, freeze a few for a day when you don’t feel like cooking. If you have a deep fryer and feel like firing it up feel free, but cooking these in a hot oven... more

Dec 6, 2017 12:00 AM Recipes

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Issue: 2017-11-29, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Apple crumble is as close to a perfect food as I’ve ever found. It can be breakfast just as easily as it can be dessert or even dinner. It’s fast to prepare, and when it comes right down to it, pretty healthy... more

Nov 29, 2017 12:00 AM Recipes

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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