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Meat & Poultry

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Issue: 2018-04-11, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Weeknights are busy; chicken fried steaks are fast. If you’ve got minute steaks in your freezer this is a great place to use them. And while I love using bison steaks, you can totally use any sort of lean, quick cooking steak you’ve got – moose... more

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Issue: 2018-04-11, PHOTO: Pixabay

Sadly, black bears have an undeserved reputation of not being very good to eat. A number of Yukon hunters, including me, will dispute that thought as black bear is just as delicious any other animal hunted for meat in the Yukon. As with any hunted... more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2018-03-28, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Everyone has that dish that they always order when they find it on a menu – and for the lovely man that keeps my freezer well stocked with beautiful wild game, that dish is baked spaghetti. To be honest, baked spaghetti makes me think of some sort... more

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Issue: 2018-03-28, PHOTO: Pixabay

People who don’t like jerky are really in the minority. In some cases it is the result of trying someone’s product that is totally unchewable or so spicy that the only flavour is the spice, not the meat. more

Beverages

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Issue: 2018-03-21, PHOTO: Carol (vanhookc) on Foter.com

In a recent article on uses for ground meat, I intentionally left out soup so I could do this article on that topic. Burger soup is surprisingly easy to make and I am satisfied it will please even the most discriminating taste buds... more

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Issue: 2018-03-14, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

It’s still a bit too cold to grill – at least for me it is. So these burgers are made to cook in a pan, which means that you can stuff them to the gills with cheese and wrap them with bacon without having to use any sort of toothpick... more

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Issue: 2018-03-07, PHOTO: Pixabay

Ground meat is certainly one of the results of just about any successful hunt and this includes birds. With a little thought, there are a number of ways to use burger besides simple, but great tasting, hamburgers. Grinding your own meat saves a... more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2018-02-21, PHOTO: Pixabay

Travelling back into time to the 1950s you would see some great old cars, but we would like to bring the cherished food recipes from the ’50s forward to 2017. Here are some great old fashioned, tasty recipes. We hope you will try them and enjoy. more

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Issue: 2018-02-14, PHOTO: Pixabay

I received a question on just how long you should extend the freezing time of wild, big game meat. There are lengths of time that wild meat should be in the freezer. Big game such as moose, deer, caribou and elk should be kept in freezer for no... more

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Issue: 2018-02-14, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

This is classic Japanese comfort food, exactly what you would expect from an all-night diner in Tokyo. Hambagu is just a simply seasoned burger served with gravy over hot rice. It’s simple and comforting and just a tiny bit different than a hot... more

Recipes

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Issue: 2018-02-07, PHOTO: Pixabay

Tenderloin and backstraps (striploin) get all the hype regarding being the most tender cuts off any wild game animal. They have a good reputation as they usually are tender unless they aren’t cooked properly – which is very often as many people... more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2018-01-24, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

This weekend the Yukon Fish and Game Association (YFGA) is hosting their annual Wild Game Banquet at the High Country Inn. The event will include the usual camaraderie as well as the awards from the Big Bull Night, which took place in November, a... more

, Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: thepinkpeppercorn on Foter.com

After a few years of effort trying to put this plan together, the Yukon is now up and running with a “Hunters For The Hungry” type of meat sharing program. “Hunters For The Hungry” is in place in all 50 states in the United States and a similar... more

Wild Harvest

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Issue: 2017-11-22, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Roasted bone marrow has got to be one of the simplest dishes ever – a hot oven is really all you need to know. This classic bistro dish can be found all over menus in Europe and North America, usually served with plenty of crusty bread and salt... more

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Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

One pan meals are always the goal, if I have to break out a second pan I’m disappointed in myself. Weekdays are long, take-out gets expensive, frozen pizzas can be a bit lackluster. Pork loins, however, cook fast, are inexpensive, and happen to be... more

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Issue: 2017-10-11, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Nikujaga is a traditional Japanese style stew, usually made with thinly-sliced beef and potatoes and seasoned with sweetened soy sauce. While this version is more of an homage to the classic – substituting bison for beef and squash for potatoes... more

Recipes

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Issue: 2017-10-04, PHOTO: Pixabay

Baked Fish and Vegetables 4 large mushrooms, sliced 1 cup peas 2 chopped white onions more

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Issue: 2017-09-27, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

It happens to everyone who gets their meat several hundred pounds at a time: things get freezer burnt. And while it may not look appetizing, those unfortunate packs of meat are still very much edible and can still be delicious if you know how to... more

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Issue: 2017-09-20, PHOTO: Murray Martin

Last week I met a husband and wife in a local grocery store. The kind lady said she liked my columns on kayaking and the outdoor ventures to some amazing places, but not about hunting and killing animals. “Why do you hunt animals?” she asked. more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: Shelby Jordan, courtesy of BonTon Butcherie and Charcuterie

When Shelby Jordan was looking to change her career, she came across an idea that piqued her interest. “I’ve always wanted to learn a trade. I like working with my hands and with food, and I like being creative,” says the long-time Dawson resident... more

Yukon Food & Drink