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Issue: 2016-09-01

A Market for the Whole Community

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...

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Mushroom Confidential

I wrote this in 2013 for Dave Mossop at Yukon College as part of my course requirements for NOST 201, A natural history of the North. However, it had been rattling around in my head for some time. Please do not use this to...

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Mushrooms in the Yukon

Mushroom season starts in spring. On a hike at the end of May, I came upon some black morels. In the Yukon, morels usually only grow where there has been a recent fire, although I’ve found them growing other places.With...

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Birth of a Family: Christine’s story

“I would have loved to have had midwifery care and a home birth for all my pregnancies, but that wasn’t possible,” says Christine, a Whitehorse resident.When she was pregnant with her first baby and two months away from her due...

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Raspberry Jam

I recently discovered a great trick for keeping strawberries fresher for longer: wash them in aone part vinegar to 10-parts water solution, then leave them out to dry before storing them in the fridge. There’s no vinegar...

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