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Canning And Pickles

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Issue: 2017-09-27, PHOTO: Glenda Koh

If you love the gentle pop-pop-popping of a jar lid, you might just be a home canner. For Michelle Christensen-Toews, it’s one of the many satisfying things about preserving food. “You only hear it as you’re clearing up. You’re washing the dishes... Read more

Wild Harvest

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Issue: 2017-07-05, PHOTO: Paul Rath

The beautiful and striking fireweed plant, with it's spray of magenta flowers is the iconic symbol of the north. Chosen as the Yukon's official floral symbol in 1957, fireweed represents not only the natural beauty of the territory, but also the... Read more

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Issue: 2017-05-10, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Bar snacks are the best. Any sort of deep fried appy always gets my attention. And deep fried pickles catch my gaze more so than the rest. Being a pickle lover I generally have all the ingredients on hand to be able to make up a batch without much... Read more

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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... Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2017-02-08, PHOTO: Pixabay

Allow me take you back to some 65 years to a recipe dated in my mother’s hand written book as 1951. That was a memorable year for me as I had waited patiently for years to reach 18, so I could join the Air Force without my parent’s consent... Read more

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Issue: 2017-01-25, PHOTO: Kim Melton

You know that thing you've had for years and haven't been quite willing to part with, though you haven't yet discovered its particular niche? Mine is a small hand-crank cast iron meat grinder, and the niche has been found. Two in fact, in the... Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTO: Getty images

I recently came into contact with a terrifying Yukon beast: Mus musculus, the house mouse. After the encounter, I contacted everyone I knew, in complete panic. “There’s a bear in your house?!” they’d ask, confused. “No, a MOUSE!” I’d reply, to... Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-10-06, PHOTO: by Ken Bolton

The smugness attack hit a few weeks back, while my wife was visiting an out-of-town friend. Perhaps it was boredom, or the way the pre-autumn sun slanted down on a Saturday morning. Perhaps it having spotted a binful of perfect pickling cukes, ... Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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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... Read more

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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. Read more

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Issue: 2016-08-25, PHOTO: Rian Lougheed-Smith

I always forget the way this works, how fast things change here. In the hot, hot days of summer, I think it will last forever and then suddenly, one rainy July day, there it is. The chill, maybe a wool sweater, the thought of lighting a fire... Read more

Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2016-08-18, PHOTO: by Katherine Bunce

What do robots dip in salsa? Microchips! Salsa is the Spanish and Italian word for ‘sauce’, and besides being incredibly easy to prepare (chop stuff up and mix together), it’s also flexible in its variation. Salsa can be made out of nearly any... Read more

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Issue: 2016-06-09, PHOTO: Katherine Bunce

Having trouble finding uses for your abundant mango crops? Look no further than this exotic chutney, combining the bright, tropical flavour of mango with the warm, spicy-sweet tones of cumin. If you’ve never had it before, chutney is sweet and... Read more

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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... Read more

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Issue: 2016-03-10

One thing I often notice about winter is the way it makes you really appreciate warmth. It feels great to get out of the cold, cuddle up under a blanket and enjoy a hot beverage while you jealously flick through pictures online of other people’s... Read more

If our external environment is a reflection of what is happening within, I must be going through a deep transformation. My little cabin is filled with aromas emanating from myriad sources — jars and jugs of various ferments, baskets and bundles of Read more

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This is my favorite time of year. The harvests are in, and whether you garden or purchase from local farms, this is when you can preserve a nourishing, tasty abundance of food for the winter.There are many ways to do this — drying, freezing, and fe Read more

Health and Wellness

Winter; a season many people dread. The extra work of shovelling snow, the layers of clothing, the cold temperatures, and even the shorter daylight hours are something to be endured. Read more

Farm - Garden

Before electricity, drying and canning were the only ways to preserve meat, but I'll bet it didn't take long to get tired of eating dried meat.?With freezers in every home, canning meat has become very uncommon – which is a shame because it is easy, Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

A very traditional—often thought of as old-fashioned—way of preserving fish and wild game is canning using the pressure of steam. Unless you have a friend to lend you a pressure canner, the start-up cost can be between $100 and $200 to purchase the Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing