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Cranberries

Do the Berry

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...

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Berry Picking

For me, the summer of 2016 has been the best berry year ever. My berry season starts with wild strawberries and they were bigger than ever this year. Wild raspberries are almost always abundant. Our famous Yukon cranberries are...

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Bushmom

What am I doing?It is -45 C and I am starting to feel trapped. I haven’t left the house – unless you count visits to the outhouse or to grab more wood, which at these temperatures are so quick that they hardly bear...

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Berry Picking in Old Crow

Many people enjoy harvesting berries in preparation for the long winter months.  Although I have a busy schedule as a caregiver at my family day home, Trinin Tsul Zheh (which means the home of the little children in the Gwichin...

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To Frost or Not To Frost

With the beauty of the fall colours comes an increase in the ever-present danger of frost.For some, this is evidence of a balance between good and bad, for others it is proof that we can have our cake and eat it too. Ice on the...

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Conserving Cranberries

For the Thanksgiving table, nothing could be finer than Yukon cranberries prepared with the zing of oranges. This is a very simple, very delicious way to celebrate the bounty of our Yukon forest.Conserves are really rather runny...

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