RSS

Christmas Recipes

P2-2018-11-07-MurrayMartin-MMK-HomeCookedDesserts.jpg

Issue: 2018-12-19, PHOTO: Pixabay

There is no dessert like a home cooked dessert. My mother baked cookies every Saturday and put them on the window ledge in our big stone house (now designated as Canada's Baseball Hall of Fame), back in St. Marys, Ontario... Read more

Recipes

P1-2017-06-22-MurrayMartin-MMK-Cookies.jpeg

Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: Pixabay

Back in the 1930s and 40s mom baked her own goodies and desserts were homespun and knowing just what was in those delightful desserts. They also tasted far better than the modern off-the-shelf desserts... Read more

Recipes

P1-2017-12-20-DMAC-HotDickensCider (copy).jpeg

Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

The holiday season ushers in all kinds of warming specialty drinks to cozy up with around the house. This Hot Dickens Cider is named after A Christmas Carol author Charles Dickens. I have no idea why, as it’s a variant of the original recipe... Read more

Beverages

P1-2017-12-20-SaraNielsen-ReaderHolidayRecipes-DanishRicePudding (copy).jpeg

Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: AilinParsa via Wikimedia Commons

This dish is French in name, but it’s a very fun Danish family tradition. For years, I could not eat it after overindulging as a kid, desperate to find the whole almond hidden in the dessert. Now I'm more strategic. If you're really good at... Read more

Recipes

The finish product.jpeg

Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: by Paul Rath

This delicious mélange of peanuts, chocolate, and almond bark has become a family favourite. We found it on Facebook, and it looked so delicious, we wanted to try it, and had great results. It is a great blend of sweet and salty, chocolate and... Read more

Yukon Christmas

Edible Yukon Christmas Pudding

Kim Melton

Ah, Christmas — the time of year when magazines abound with recipes promising taste sensations derived solely from rainbows and snowflakes. At least that’s my assumption because they are the only things not on the list of excluded ingredients. Consid Read more

Wild Harvest

I’ve got a moose stew I usually throw together in the winter for a party. I get it going on the stove, and when it's done I set it on the fireplace with a ladle and some bowls laying around for people to tie into it whenever they feel like it. Read more

Celebrating, tolerating, or avoiding family gatherings and their associated rituals is part of many people's December, whether they ascribe to Solstice, Christmas, or Chanukah. I have no blood relatives in the Yukon, but within my family of friends Read more

My parents, Bob and Elly Porsild, were from Denmark and we always observed Christmas in the Scandinavian way, celebrating with dinner and pakke on the eve of December 24th. The meal always began with rice porridge with a blanched almond hidden in it, Read more

Residents of Dawson City are known to enjoy a good get-together with friends, especially in the long months of winter. So we asked a few Dawson "foodies" and party hosts to share some distinctive snack or beverage ideas they enjoy offering their gues Read more

Several years ago up on the Blackstone I harvested my first caribou, a young male from the Porcupine herd. As my friend Jack Semple and I quartered the Wëdzey, we talked about the importance of using the entire animal. Read more

Spinach Pie This is called Spinach Pie in my house, but it's actually a no-crust quiche. My mom makes this for me when I visit, a tradition that started in my early 20s when she worried that I lived on Diet Coke and candy. Read more

In Canada, as well as the States and all over Europe, this time of year the smells of cinnamon, molasses and ginger are overwhelming at times. Read more

A thimble is a little cap worn on the finger while sewing. Common in past days, maybe not so common today (unless you are a quilter), a thimble can also be used to make a characteristic imprint on a traditional Christmas cookie. Read more

It's the season to eat, drink and be merry with friends and love ones. So what if we told you that you could kill two birds with one stone (the 'eating and drinking' bit), which would just leave you with the 'being merry' part? Read more

Beverages

Keep your balls cold, and the chocolate will coat them nicely. I'm talking with Shelley Hakonson in her chocolate-aroma'd kitchen one afternoon when she demonstrates this piece of wisdom by making a tray full of cake balls. Read more

The festive season is upon us and so too is food for entertaining. Here is a trio of dips, ones that can be made ahead, to serve with healthy and crisp bagel chips. Serve with bright red pomegranate seeds for a tangy taste and bright colour. Read more

With fall come many fruits, particularly juicy plums – lovely large dark ones and smaller golden plums. Either variety will work well in this easy-to-make dessert. Read more

Steak and Kidney Pie has been a Boxing Day tradition in my family. They go "Box" (shop) and I make the pies ... mmm ... Read more

The bright-red colour and tart flavour of Yukon cranberries complements Christmas feasts beautifully. For a change, try baking cranberry sauce ahead of the big day. Adding thyme and some Northern sage imparts a nice woodsy mellowness. Read more