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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: 2018-05-16, PHOTO: jeffreyw on Foter.com

Murray Martin shares recipes from the 1940s and ‘50s with us. more

Recipes

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Issue: 2018-04-25, PHOTO: Pixabay

Now that you have your moose or deer meat in the freezer, it’s time to get serious about cooking it the outdoors way, inside. more

Recipes

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Issue: 2018-02-28, PHOTO: Pixabay

One of the best ways to assure the very best taste of your fish is to kill it immediately after landing it. Throw away the fish chain and any containers that just hold water. Just don’t use them. Both of these sources will encourage the fish to... more

Recipes

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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

Recipes

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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

Recipes

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Issue: 2018-02-07, PHOTO: Pixaby

When one walks along the rim of the autumn of one’s life, they can’t help but to look back to the yesterdays – the “good old days.” At the same time one questions if the “tomorrows” will also be filled with equal memories, when they too become the... more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2018-01-31, PHOTO: Pixabay

Newfoundland Oyster Soup Ingredients 1 cup milk 8 oysters more

Recipes

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Issue: 2018-01-17, PHOTO: Pixabay

As a youngster back in the 1950s, one of our responsibilities was to go out in the open fields and pick fresh mushrooms – and to know the good from the bad. There are hundreds of different kinds of mushrooms and some types contain the lethal... more

Recipes

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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: Pixabay

Back in the 1930s and 40s mom baked her own goodies and desserts were homespun and knowing just what was in those delightful desserts. They also tasted far better than the modern off-the-shelf desserts... more

Recipes

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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: courtesy of Murray Martin

Before I was married, and my wife Lisa and I moved to the Yukon, my home was built on the northern borders of the Township of Oro-Medonte, in Central Ontario, where I just happened to be the deputy mayor. It is a land of rolling hills, valleys and... more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: Pixabay

In the early 1970s my brother was killed shortly before Christmas by a drunken driver. He left behind four children, one of whom was a police officer in the city they lived in, back in Ontario. I sat down and wrote the following poem. It was... more

Literature

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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: Pixaby

Evolution is an amazing thing and for the beaver, it has taken millions of years. Once almost 8 feet long some thousans of years ago, now the beaver, even though it continues to grow all its life, it will be lucky if it reaches four feet in length... more

Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2017-12-06, PHOTO: Pixabay

If you like homemade bread, then let me take you back to my mother’s kitchen, back to the 1950s. Those were the days when men never wore their hats in a building when a lady was present, when men always opened the door for a lady and never walked... more

Recipes

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Issue: 2017-11-29, PHOTO: Murray Martin

Picture this: an animal that lived in our waterways, here in Canada that was close to 8 feet long, big chisel teeth and could swim above and below the water line. Of course you would have had to live a few thousands of years ago. It was a beaver... more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2017-11-22, PHOTO: Pixabay

Having grown up in the 1930 and 40s, I was used to homemade food such as pancakes, bread and fresh-from-the-garden homemade soups. Nothing was prepared in cans from the grocery store that had sat on the shelves for months. The only thing spread on... more

Recipes

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Issue: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: Murray Martin

The late 1950s and ’60s were exciting years for this young 24-year-old Conservation Officer in Ontario. My first three winters in the eastern part of the province were spent doing a life study of a bird known as the Hungarian partridge... more

Yukoners Pets

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Issue: 2017-11-08, PHOTO: Foter.com

Flemish Beef Stew Chicken Tetrazzini Cabbage Pigs and Sauerkraut Baked Pork Chops Liver Casserole Hot Pot Luck more

Recipes

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Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: courtesy of Murray Martin

Bringing up a family back in the 50s and 60s was much different than the modern rush to get through life of today, which is mostly controlled by computers and a lack of one-on-one, face-to-face communication. Being brought up in the 30s, during... more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2017-10-11, PHOTO: Larsjuh - Flickr

The way to spoil a successful hunt is to cook your harvest in the same way as you would farm raised animals. A good idea is to have a qualified butcher cut the meat up properly and follow big game cooking procedures, not in the manner that... 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