Salad

Surimi (Fake Crab) Salad Rolls

Surimi Salad Rolls Makes 6 Rolls INGREDIENTS ½ cup shredded, flaked imitation crab ½ cup shredded iceberg lettuce ½ cup thinly sliced cucumber 6 rice paper rolls Dipping sauce (Thai-style peanut sauce, soy sauce, chili sauce, etc.) to garnish Sliced green onions, to garnish Toasted sesame seeds, to garnish METHOD 1. Bring a skillet of …

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Vietnamese Style Leftover-Chicken Lettuce Cups

1. Arrange the chicken, cucumber, carrots, scallions and bean sprouts on a platter. Place the mint and cilantro on a separate plate, and the peanuts in a small bowl alongside. Arrange the lettuce on a separate platter.   2. To make the nuoc cham, whisk together lime juice, fish sauce, sugar and water together until …

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L – Make Yourself at Home

I picked up my companion to go for lunch at Legends Smokehouse & Grill, located in the Yukon Inn. We were pleased to find it quite busy. The place has a rustic ambience with wooden tables at the front and raised, framed alcoves by the windows. When we entered many patrons looked up from their …

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The Return of Salad Season

I was shopping at my local free store the other day when I stopped in the middle of a wave to a fellow browser. He peered at me, and I at him, for a good minute before I said tentatively, “Dom?” His grin affirmed my suspicions and as we caught up we shared a chuckle …

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Lichen, anyone?

I delight in winter travel, especially once the snow pack has settled. It’s early this year, and I’m already able to break away from the packed trails and wander the woods to my hearts content. Whether on skis on snowshoes, I inevitably follow the tracks of some other creature, and, given my proclivities, I look …

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Summer Salads

With summer’s arrival in the North (thank goodness it is finally here) come picnics and pot luck BBQs. Having a salad or two to make ahead is always a good tactic in the time management department. Made ahead, the salad can marinate and improve while you take off on your bike or hike up a …

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Beautiful Beans

Here is another make-ahead salad to add to your summer repertoire. This recipe is a great one for adding colour, fibre and flavour to your Yukon picnics. Make ahead since it will, like us, improve with age. Beans – both fresh green and canned — add valuable fibre to our diets. Beans contain oligosaccharides, a …

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Striking Gold; One Potato at a Time

Yukon Gold potatoes, as fresh baby nuggets or mature full size, are wonderful for this  delicious, warm salad. Paired with fresh apple and Camembert cheese, this dish celebrates the good old potato. Yukon Gold potatoes have a firm texture, yellowy “golden” colour and grow very well in our cooler Northern climate. If you are not …

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Great Pick for a Potluck

This is a great recipe for your next potluck supper. Quick to put together, better after it has sat for an hour, this salad is loaded with great flavour and interesting texture. It is also a good choice for a refrigerator salad that can be packed for lunches during the week. This is one of …

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A Taste of Our Northern Woodlands

Morel mushrooms are an exquisite treat found in the ashy remains of the forest fire floor. Because these mushrooms only germinate when exposed to extremely high heat, morels are available the year after a forest fire has raged through the woods. While destruction does take place, much growth occurs afterwards. Harvesting the woods in early …

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Best-Dressed

If you asked me what my favourite food was, and I was actually honest about it, I would probably have to say refined sugar. And pizza. This being said, I am a person who is pretty into nutrition—I am relatively educated about it and take the relationship between food and well-being (both physical and emotional) …

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