Issue: 2019-01-30, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Big, squishy, gooey cookies are the best. And cookies that don’t require the use of a mixer (or some serious gym rat-level hand mixing) and are pressed into a pan instead of individually scooped are truly the height of human innovation... Read more



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


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Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO:

My mother was a master cook sent down from heaven, and as she looks down upon me, I think back to the 1930 and 40s. I must come clean and admit it: I was the person always stealing those great sweet treats... Read more


Issue: 2016-11-09, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Don’t be foolhardy and dismiss these brownies as a recipe for health and well-being. While the extra fibre and vitamins the beets give this treat are certainly welcome, these rich, flavourful brownies should not be relegated to the realm of diet... Read more

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Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO:

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. In this case, we'll have to make do with 500, since that's all this space allows. The picture in question shows a young woman sitting under a bright yellow umbrella, playing a harp. The sky is... Read more



Issue: 2015-12-10 PHOTO: Diane Gagne

Historians agree that our modern Christmas tree tradition originated in the German Renaissance period (circa 1500). Martin Luther added candles as decoration. Prior to candles, Tannenbaum (or Christmas tree in English) were decorated with apples... Read more

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Issue: 2015-11-05 PHOTO: Lori Garrison

I started learning how to cook about 10 years ago, when, as a poor university student, I came to the stunning realization that good food is very expensive. One of the very first cook books I ever bought myself was a second hand copy of... Read more

Among the reasons I know I've turned into my mother: the cookies. Yes, I am the middle-aged mother who bakes only sugarless, oatmeal-raisin cookies. This may be the reason I'm simultaneously fascinated with, and grateful for, the Christmas cookie m Read more

Yukon Archives

Nuts of many kinds (both the human and plant varieties) were common about town in early Klondike days. Nuts keep well, have great flavour and add crunch and texture to sometimes bland situations. Read more

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. Read more

What is Valentine's Day without chocolate? Cut into heart shapes and sprinkled with a dusting of icing sugar, these are moist and not too sweet. They make a nice presentation on a dessert tray or a happy surprise in a lunch bag. Read more

Simple ingredients: butter, sugar and flour make up real old-fashioned shortbread. While variations on these basic ingredients are many, the real McCoy is hard to beat. The trick is in the kneading; you really can't knead shortbread too much... Read more

In old Klondike days, ingredients were rather limited. Lard or bacon grease was often the only fat for baking. Holy smokes, can you imagine? In this recipe, we have the luxury of using butter. There is no doubt: real butter makes the best cookies... Read more

Those who enjoy the Yukon outdoors know that snacks need to be easy to pack and hold up without crumbling too easily. Peanut butter packs protein while oats are an excellent complex carbohydrate. Read more