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Desserts/Pastries

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Issue: 2019-12-11, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

Jicama is a funny looking root vegetable. They are commonly eaten raw and have a lovely crunchy texture and mild flavor. This quick refrigerator pickle is an easy introduction to this unusual vegetable. It will keep up to three weeks in the fridge. Read more

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Issue: 2019-11-06, PHOTO: Pixabay

If you have never actually used a fresh steamed pumpkin when baking, rather than buying cans of pumpkin, I might suggest you give it a try. It’s a little more work, but well worth the effort. Here are a few suggestions for baking pumpkin treats. Read more

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Issue: 2019-09-25, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

Now is the time to get in as much end-of-season fruit as you can handle. This simple crumble is great with pretty much any combination of fruits, just make sure they’re super ripe and flavourful... Read more

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Issue: 2019-04-17, PHOTO: Pixabay

First of all, let’s return to the 1930s and make our pancakes in a real heavy iron pan. The pan is ready for the mixture when you can drip a couple water droplets into the pan and they retain their shape for a few seconds... Read more

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Issue: 2019-03-13, PHOTO: Pixabay

Like most ladies of the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, Grandmother Sweeney and my mother grew up making home desserts you’d steal for. (If they turned their backs for a minute, I did exactly that.) Read more

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Issue: 2019-02-20, PHOTO: Pixabay

Guaranteed, there is no better dessert than a homemade dessert—especially if it’s from my mother's or grandmother's kitchen. No wonder my wife Lisa is a great cook, as she has access to these recipes from the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s... Read more

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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

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Issue: 2018-12-05, PHOTO: Pixabay

When you bake your own cakes, using basic ingredients, you actually know where they come from. It’s not only a good idea, but it’s also cheaper than buying a cake and results in the sweetest-tasting cakes this side of heaven … not that I came from... Read more

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Sydney Oland

Grunt is a sweet fruit stew topped with fluffy dumplings, and anyone who grew up on the East Coast (or with parents from the East Coast) will immediately recognize this dessert. Read more

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Back in the early days of the 1940s and ’50s we made most of our desserts at home rather than buying something at the local corner store. That way we knew exactly what was in them and the lady folks experimented from there to enhance the home baked t Read more

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Issue: 2018-06-27, PHOTO: Amos Scott

The maple leaf is an iconic symbol that comes to mind whenever "Canada” is mentioned. But, aside from being on our national flag, the maple leaf also makes its way to our breakfast tables—in the form of maple syrup. Typically used to pair with... Read more

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Issue: 2018-06-20, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

One of the best parts of mass-produced breads, like hotdog and burger buns, is their super-squishy, cake-like quality. That makes them a great ingredient to serve as both dinner and dessert on your camping trips. Read more

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Issue: 2018-06-13, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Admittedly, this is more of a really delicious idea than a recipe. My one suggestion is to make sure you don’t leave the bananas on the fire too long; they will get watery if you forget about them for an hour or more (I know from experience)... Read more

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Issue: 2018-02-07, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

There’s a special place in my heart for mush. And puddings of all sorts are a very favourite form of mush. This is simple rice pudding – seasoned with vanilla and bourbon, and not on the overly sweet side... Read more

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Issue: 2018-01-31, PHOTO: Kim Friedenberg

No tradition is sweeter than the All-City Band’s annual fundraising Dessert & Dance. Now in its 18th year, the event is held every February on the Saturday before Valentine’s Day to raise money for band trips out of the territory... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-11-29, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Apple crumble is as close to a perfect food as I’ve ever found. It can be breakfast just as easily as it can be dessert or even dinner. It’s fast to prepare, and when it comes right down to it, pretty healthy... Read more

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Issue: 2017-06-07, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Of all the fantastic ingredients that the Yukon has to offer, rhubarb might be one of the most unsung. It’s prevalent in most gardens and even grows wild on the side of the road, and yet it’s fireweed, lowbush cranberries, and spruce tips that... Read more

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Issue: 2017-03-01, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Although I’ve spent most of my career around sweets and pastries, I don’t often eat dessert. And yet whenever I see panna cotta on a menu I always order it because of how simple and satisfying it is. Panna cotta is sweetened milk set with gelatin... Read more

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Issue: 2017-02-15, PHOTO: Aislinn Cornett

Stepping into Johnson’s Crossing Lodge nestled off the Alaska Highway at historic Mile 836 feels more like walking into your mom’s living room than a highway lodge. Vintage tins and rusted relics line the shelves overtop a cozy room with tables... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: Kim Friendenberg

Got a sweet tooth and a craving for some tunes? Come out to the All City Band's seventh annual Dessert and Dance Fundraiser on Saturday, Feb 11 at the Mount McIntyre Recreation Centre for an evening of music, desserts and dancing. All proceeds go... Read more

Yukon Music