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Issue: 2017-04-26, Photo: Pixabay

I bet you can get your kids or even adult veggie haters to enjoy them done on the barbecue. Here are three simple and very tasty methods. more

Apr 26, 2017 12:00 AM Recipes

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Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: Kim Melton

I was making a carrot cake this week for one of the Jack Russell's birthdays (he gets the carrot ends, we get the cake, seems like a pretty good deal), and the subject of peeling vegetables came up. I have always been reticent about sending the... more

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

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Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

To be honest, I generally fill these peppers with chopped SPAM. There’s something about the salty, fattiness of tinned meat that just shines in this dish. And what you’re looking for in a simple meal like this is something that very simply just... more

Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM Recipes

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Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: Marmite.co.uk

Three foods top my No Thanks list: schmaltz herring, Marmite and kale. My sole experience with schmaltz herring - basically, raw fish preserved in rancid chicken fat - was anything but a gustatory delight. I also tried Marmite once. I even sampled... more

Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM Humour 2 Comments

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Issue: 2017-03-01, PHOTO: Kim Melton

Potatoes, kale and cabbage is a pretty common answer to the question, “What can you grow up there, anyways?” For those of us who get excited about growing, however, it is easy to go kind of crazy even within the parameters of a single vegetable... more

Mar 1, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2017-02-08, PHOTO: Kim Melton

Some of my favourite food-related activities would be better described as passive-ities. I’m referring to the kind of work that involves setting something up, forgetting about it for some time, and then discovering one day that something delicious... more

Feb 8, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2017-01-11, PHOTO: Kim Melton

Finally, it's here! The season I've been waiting for, the season when each day invites a further excursion to extend the trail beyond yesterday's stopping point. It's ski season. I got out for my first ski this year on a visit down to Mount Lorne... more

Jan 11, 2017 12:00 AM Recipes

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Issue: 2016-12-14, PHOTO: Kim Melton

Hippocrates alluded to the gut as the source of all our ills, and Katherine Belisle, a health practitioner in Whitehorse, couldn't agree more. Working in the relatively new field of functional nutrition she has been doggedly working to introduce... more

Dec 14, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-11-16, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Kugel is a baked pudding or casserole, made with potatoes or noodles. There are many types of kugel both sweet and savoury. Some have raisins or cinnamon, some have onions and cottage cheese. Think of this version as a Jewish hash brown casserole... more

Nov 16, 2016 12:00 AM Recipes

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Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

‘Tis the season for hearty stews, roasts and root vegetables. I bought vegetables from the From the Ground Up fundraiser (www.YukonFromthGroundUp.ca) a few weeks ago and now I have an abundance of carrots, beets and potatoes to use up. more

Nov 2, 2016 12:00 AM Recipes

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Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTO: wikimedia.commons

Being an adult is challenging. Eating well three times a day, every day, for an entire life is one of those things. Doing so while you are also responsible for feeding another being that is growing inside of you at an alarming rate – that’s a... more

Nov 2, 2016 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-09-29, PHOTO: by Katherine Bunce

Bring on the cozy sweaters and pumpkin spice – it’s fall! My Facebook has been blowing up with harvest pictures: oversized squash, pounds of potatoes, and buckets of berries. I’ve also been seeing pictures of other people’s canning projects, which... more

Sep 29, 2016 12:00 AM Recipes

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Issue: 2016-09-15, PHOTO: Katherine Bunce

When I was a kid, we had yellow curry powder in the house for exactly three dishes: curried rice with raisins, curried chicken steamed buns and these deliciously addictive curried crab puffs my parents would make for special occasions. more

Sep 15, 2016 12:00 AM Recipes

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Issue: 2016-09-01, PHOTO: Lily Quan

Whitehorse chef and cookbook author (and What’s Up Yukon columnist) Miche Genest has a wonderful description of the Fireweed Community Market: she calls it “community glue.” Providing access to fresh local food is just one role the market plays... more

Sep 1, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-09-01, PHOTO: by Selene Vakharia

At the downtown community garden in Whitehorse, a beekeeper tends to the newly built beehive in the fading evening light. Nearby, a gardener waters his small plot of potatoes, beans, and lettuce – a zucchini plant takes up a quarter of his raised... more

Sep 1, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-08-11, PHOTO: Selene Vakharia

Backyard farmers and local food fans in the Yukon will undoubtedly be treated with an endless supply of nutrient-rich root vegetables. This season, when you buy or harvest your bunches, don’t toss the leafy greens that top them. The greens on... more

Aug 11, 2016 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-06-16, PHOTO: Selene Vakharia

Nothing ruins a fabulous sunny day faster than red, itchy eyes and a runny nose. With summer here (yes – I am saying it!), we enter into the wonderful season of long days, bikes, hikes and patios. But we also dive itchy face first into the season... more

Jun 16, 2016 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-04-28, PHOTO: Katherine Bunc

Spring is in the air! You can taste it… it’s cool, crisp, and vinegary! Oh wait, those are the pickled asparagus – which, in my opinion, bring as much happiness as the onset of sunshine, warmer weather, and longer days. Is it possible to be... more

Apr 28, 2016 12:00 AM Recipes

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: Selene Vakharia

If you are indulging regularly in the good old Yukon Happy Hour, you may have met last night’s mean morning friend: The Hangover. He may be dependable, but he sure is a jerk. While the obvious advice may be that prevention is more effective than... more

Apr 21, 2016 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-04-07, PHOTO: Joan Norberg

“The more things change the more they stay the same” and “The only constant in life is change” are both very cliche and very true. In some sense farming and gardening means things are staying the same. We usually use the same plot of land and... more

Apr 7, 2016 12:00 AM Farm - Garden

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