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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... more

Yukon Arts

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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... more

Yukon Outside

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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. more

Yukon See It Here

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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... more

Recipes

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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

Recipes

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Issue: 2018-10-17, PHOTO: Pixabay

Now that we are moving into some bread recipes from the 1920s, let me take you back to those times and just how to handle the recipes of those days. Growing up in the 1930s, home-baked bread from my Grandmother was just a natural thing and you... more

Recipes

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Issue: 2018-10-03, PHOTO: Pixabay

Allow me to take you back to the early 1940s, when Grandma Davenport made the sweetest-tasting homemade jam and marmalade. There was no guessing as to what hidden chemicals might be lurking in these recipes (unlike some store-bought varieties)... more

Recipes

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Issue: 2018-10-03, 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! more

Yukon Dog Culture

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Issue: 2018-09-19, 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. more

Yukon See It Here

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Issue: 2018-09-12, PHOTO: Pixabay

If you are from the 1930s and ‘40s, you may still long for those old-fashioned baked breads of all different tastes. You will also know what was in them and, to me, that is what is most important... more

Recipes

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Issue: 2018-08-29, PHOTO: Murray Martin

The life and times of wildlife is an amazing to study; for example, did you know that a genus of beaver was once the size of a bear, and the horse was the size of a German shepherd? But, personally, other than facing a mad wolverine, I would say... more

Yukon Wildlife

Eye on the Outdoors

Murray Martin

It may be hard to visualize, but there was a genus of beaver the size of a black bear (and some horses were as small as German shepherds). more

Yukon Wildlife

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Mosquitoes, black flies, mites and just about every other insect alive are out there waiting for you. There are countless insect sprays, also out there for the customer to buy, that contain chemicals that can harm the skin or even worse. more

Yukon Outside

Murray shares some meat pie and quiche recipes

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When preparing to cook any wild game meat, try to remove as much of the fat as possible as this is where the game taste lingers. To reduce the game taste you can rub prepared mustard over the meat and leave it for a couple hours, then wash it off and more

Recipes

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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 more

Recipes

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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

Recipes

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Issue: 2018-07-25, PHOTO: Pixabay

What colour of bait is best? Most fishermen stand in front of fishing-tackle boards in the store and think, If I was a fish, I would go for that colour. Problem is, they may tell “fish tales,” but they don’t have fish vision. Fish have what is... more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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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

Recipes

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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

Recipes

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Issue: 2018-07-25, PHOTO: Pixabay

One of the best-tasting meats comes from game birds. Stripping the bird of all of its bones should be your first step … and the next step, after cooking, is to enjoy... more

Recipes

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

You don’t have to be a big-game hunter to enjoy wild meat. As a youngster, back in the 1930s and ’40s, I looked forward to a dish of rabbit. Basically, we got our cottontails with the use of a ferrite, but by age 13 we had also been trained to... more

Recipes