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Issue: 2018-12-12, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

An overstuffed, browned omelette can be a thing of real beauty. This goes against all the teachings of the high-strung French culinary instructors of the world; and yet, a lovely diner-style omelette is a fast and comforting meal at pretty much... more

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Issue: 2018-11-28, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

Holidays are coming, and having a few simple crowd-pleasing recipes ready to roll will help out anyone who is in charge of feeding the crowd. Glazed carrots are a holiday classic; this version is jazzed up a little bit with a maple garlic glaze... more

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Issue: 2018-11-14, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

I love this dish. It’s got everything you want in a big pot of comfort food—a bit of sweet, a bit of salt and lots of creamy cheese sauce. It may seem a bit out of left field to fold apples into mac and cheese, but take the leap of faith... more

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Issue: 2018-11-14, PHOTO: Pixabay

Most Yukoners like to eat fish, but sometimes people want a different taste sensation. Here are some fairly simple options to try: more

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Issue: 2018-10-31, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

Cooking steak and mushrooms in a cast iron skillet is a fast, one-pan, weeknight meal that feels a bit decadent. And any time you get that indulgent feeling from a meal that’s relatively healthy, it is bound to become a household staple... more

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Issue: 2018-10-24, PHOTO: Pixabay

As promised, this week’s recipe is from my Grandmother's Kitchen and is on great pancakes of the 1920s. Remember, these are not ingredients from a box, so follow the directions to a T. True, old-fashioned pancakes were baked (not fried) in cast... more

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Issue: 2018-10-17, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

When you’re picking out pears for roasting like this, try and go with ones that are on the firmer side. If you go with pears that are soft, you might open the oven to find them liquified—which could also be delicious, just not really what we’re... more

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Issue: 2018-10-10, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

Squid is an inexpensive, sustainable and awesome little cephalopod that should be part of everyone’s diet, beyond fried calamari at the bar (an awesome little appy as well, don’t get me wrong)... more

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Issue: 2018-10-03, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

A few weeks ago, a local association called GoOFY (Growers of Organic Food Yukon) held an event about nose-to-tail eating—eating every bit of an animal that is harvested. Which is not only sound ethical practice, but a really sustainable and... more

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Issue: 2018-09-26, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

My fridge is always a bit on the sad and empty side. I’d rather have to get a bit creative with empty cupboards than to risk ingredients going slimy in my crisper. Potatoes and onions are mercifully long-lasting, and it’s always good to have a few... more

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Issue: 2018-09-19, PHOTO: Pixabay

Schnitzel is really delicious and fairly simple to make, but there is a bit of cleanup afterwards. It can be made with just about any kind of meat or fowl, wild or domestic. It isn’t a very common dish locally and is really delicious using some of... more

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Issue: 2018-09-12, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

Mushroom soup is a classic for a reason: it’s satisfying and simple and quick. Living in a place where so many people pick mushrooms, this recipe is a great way to let those freshly picked beauties shine. If you’re not a person who knows how to... more

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Issue: 2018-09-05, PHOTO: Pixabay

One of the more interesting jobs I’ve ever held was hosting an open-line show (we secretly called it “open-mouth”) on a private radio station in Charlottetown, PEI. Unlike some parts of Canada—especially B.C., with its tradition of brash (often... more

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Issue: 2018-09-05, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

Pork and bourbon and peaches—cooked until soft, rich and sweet, with just a bit of acidity. This smashed pork is perfect along with some roasted potatoes or plain white rice. Although, to me, it makes a perfect open-faced sandwich on a toasted... more

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Issue: 2018-08-29, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

Thickening sauces with bread is a very old-world way to use up any sort of stale bits you happen to have, but it also makes a sauce with a wicked rustic texture and is totally different than thickening with starches or using a reduction. more

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Issue: 2018-08-01, PHOTO: Pixabay

One thing about chicken ... just about anywhere you travel, you can bet you will find a thousand different recipes to match just about any taste. Don’t pass the chance to try a different dish on the chicken menu. Of all the chicken recipes I have... more

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Issue: 2018-07-25, PHOTO: Pixabay

Trout and salmon Preparing trout for cookery: It is most important to prepare your trout royally before putting it in the pan. This is important, especially for lake trout, as they have a noticeable amount of fat along the abdomen as well as along... more

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Issue: 2018-07-25, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

These are a great, quick side for camping. The balsamic and olive oil mix does double duty as a salad dressing—and bacon cooked on a campfire is one of the best parts of summer. Make sure to wrap your bundles tightly and skewer each end of the... more

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Issue: 2018-07-25, PHOTO: tvol on Foter.com

Light and moist ... but never overpowering Stuffing for fish, birds or game should never be overpowering. When preparing stuffing, make it moist and fragrant. Lean meats, such as predator fish, generally tend to be dry and therefore require moist... more

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Issue: 2018-07-25, PHOTO: Pixabay

Northern Pike On land we have voracious bears that will eat almost anything. In the rivers and lakes, without a doubt, the most voracious fish in North America is the northern pike. Pike are solitary fish that seldom travel with others of their... more

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