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Murray Martin

Murray Martin

Eye On The Outdoors columnist Murray Martin is a former Ontario Conservation Officer and a long standing member of The Outdoor Writers of Canada.  Murray has a second column called My Mother's Kitchen where he share's recipes from his mother's cookbook.


Questions regarding his stories can be sent to editor@whatsupyukon.com.

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Issue: 2017-12-06, PHOTO: Lisa Martin

Art can be in the form of a pencil, paintbrush, or even a scroll saw. My husband and local artist, Murray Martin has been both an outdoor and political columnist for over half a century and his creations just keep getting bigger... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2019-05-22, PHOTO: Murray Martin

Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon life. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on to editor@WhatsUpYukon.com. Read more

Yukon See It Here

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Issue: 2019-05-22, PHOTO: Pixabay

Chili con carne Now we are going back in time to the 1940s, before the days of questionable, pre-cooked contents in a box. The meal of the day was chili con carne. We had a big family, so cut this one down accordingly. Try it once and you’ll be... Read more

Recipes

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Issue: 2019-05-08, PHOTO: Pixabay

In the 86 years since I was born, I’ve been admitted to nine different hospitals from Fredericton to Vancouver and from Whitehorse to Toronto. The causes were hockey, football, boxing, aging and sometimes just stupidity... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2019-05-01, PHOTO: Pixabay

Here are some old and mostly forgotten meals that still linger on my taste buds and I, once again, long to dig into the good ol’ days with some of these home-cooked meals... Read more

Recipes

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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

Recipes

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Issue: 2019-04-03, PHOTO: Murray Martin

Hurlburt Enterprises is a well-known Yukon supplier of bug-killed firewood. I’ve been buying my woodstove firewood from them for years. Recently, Bob (like myself, an Ontario transplant) handed me a small package of 24 small cubes of fire starter... Read more

Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2019-03-27, PHOTO: Murray Martin

Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon life. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on to editor@WhatsUpYukon.com. Read more

Yukon See It Here

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Issue: 2019-03-27, PHOTO: Pixabay

Now that we’ve caught the fish, what do we do? Throw away the fish chain, remove the fish to a waterbox to keep the fish alive and replace it with an ice box. Keeping fish alive on a chain will cause deterioration and stress to the fish... Read more

Recipes

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Issue: 2019-03-13, PHOTO: Murray Martin

Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon life. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on to editor@WhatsUpYukon.com. Read more

Yukon See It Here

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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

Recipes

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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

Recipes

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Issue: 2019-02-13, PHOTO: Murray Martin

Meet our dogs, they live for us, we live for them, the Yukon would not be the Yukon without Dog Culture. Send us photos of Yukon dogs and their people! Read more

Yukon Dog Culture

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Issue: 2019-02-13, Murray Martin

Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon life. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on to editor@WhatsUpYukon.com. Read more

Yukon See It Here

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Issue: 2019-01-30, PHOTO: Murray Martin

First and foremost … I have the greatest respect for all firefighters when they fight a fire—be it a house fire or a forest fire. As a conservation officer in Ontario, we were trained in fighting forest fires. It is one of the most-dangerous jobs... Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2019-01-23, PHOTO: Pixabay

Each year, just as New Year’s rolls around, I place this on the front page of my new diary so when I open it and read each line, it will help me to make my way through the on coming days of another year. I pass this on to you, with hopes it will... Read more

Yukon Families

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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

Recipes

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Issue: 2018-12-12, PHOTO: Murray Martin

I will go out on a limb by saying that most people who are going into the backlands do not carry a GPS or a compass. I have written about how a wristwatch is also a compass, but lets say, regardless of these comments, that you do find yourself... Read more

Yukon Outside

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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

Recipes

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Issue: 2018-12-05, PHOTO: Murray Martin

Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon life. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on to editor@WhatsUpYukon.com. Read more

Yukon See It Here

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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... Read more

Recipes