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Issue: 2017-08-16, PHOTO: Angela Szymczuk

Cranberries are just one of many berries that you can add to regular recipes for some extra health benefits. But since we are in the midst of cranberry season, why not take advantage of these home grown berries to boost your overall health. Read more


Issue: 2016-09-15, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

For me, the summer of 2016 has been the best berry year ever. My berry season starts with wild strawberries and they were bigger than ever this year. Wild raspberries are almost always abundant. Our famous Yukon cranberries are looking extremely... Read more

Wild Harvest

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: Gillian Martin

What am I doing? It is -45 C and I am starting to feel trapped. I haven’t left the house - unless you count visits to the outhouse or to grab more wood, which at these temperatures are so quick that they hardly bear mentioning. I haven’t left the.. Read more

Yukon Families


Issue: 2016-02-25, PHOTO: Miche Genest

The seventh week of sorting the pantry shelf of homemade liqueurs has arrived and I have tired of the exercise. There are still cocktails to be made with Labrador tea-infused vodka, with rowanberry aquavit, with morel mushroom whisky. But my... Read more


Issue: 2015-11-26 Photo: Rick Massie

Many people enjoy harvesting berries in preparation for the long winter months. Although I have a busy schedule as a caregiver at my family day home, Trinin Tsul Zheh (which means the home of the little children in the Gwichin language), each... Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2015-09-03 PHOTO: Kim Melton

Before I get into to the juicy details, a little dry semantics: high bush vs low bush. And I love that I live in a place where no one need make any lewd jokes. Cranberries, of course, are the subject. Growing up, I only knew of one kind, harvested... Read more

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Issue: 2015-08-13 PHOTO: Miche Genest

Sometimes in life you have to make up a recipe on paper and hope it works out. Such was the case last month From far away in Ontario, with no access to the berries or the vodka I needed to test-drive, I created a virtual cocktail and sent the... Read more


For some, this is evidence of a balance between good and bad, for others it is proof that we can have our cake and eat it too. Ice on the puddles is an indication that a transformation is taking place inside one of the Yukon's favourite wild foods: c Read more

Wild Harvest

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