Miche Genest

Michele Genest is a Whitehorse-based chef and writer. She is also somewhat of a gardener. Michele has also written two books “The Boreal Feast - A Culinary Journey Through The North” and “The Boreal Gourmet - Adventures In Northern Cooking.”

Fresh spruce tips

Gather: All The Spruce Tip Things

Spruce tip season is short. There’s anxiety about getting out soon enough. Once picked and processed, you can experiment with abandon.

Bright Flavours for Spring

Lemon yogurt cake. With the addition of tangy low-bush cranberries, this cake will provide a burst of bright flavours

When Gatherers Become Gardeners

Mid-winter Potato, Kale and Cheddar Pie. A hearty, cheesy, main course that only needs a side salad for a satisfying mid-winter meal.

trifle

Gather: No Trifling Matter

trifle—luscious, layered concoction of cake or cookies, fruit, custard, jam and whipped cream invented by the British and adored by everyone

Parmesan and Spruce Tip Shortbreads

Ever eat from a package and think, “Huh. I could make that.” I sampled pricey Parmesan &rosemary shortbreads, I tried spruce tips instead.

Cranberry Almond Roll

Cranberry bounty

Old-fashioned jelly roll, made with cranberry jam, not jelly, and finished with whipped cream, Amaretto and toasted sliced almonds.

The secret to good rhubarb

Inspired by a couple of recipes we found online, we mixed and matched and livened up with our own combo of spicy aromatics

Birthday Pairings, Campground Treats

Jennifer’s (Free Pour Jenny) cocktail and an appetizer. The cocktail’s bright, sharp and tart. Something cheesy immediately suggested itself. 

Dandelion season

Don’t hate them! Not only are dandelions beautiful, the bees love them and we should too! They are delicious.

A Hubbub of Rhubarb

Rhubarb is a good producer to just keep harvesting, resulting in a pile-up of chopped rhubarb in bags in the freezer. A hubbub of rhubarb!

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