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Sydney Oland

Sydney Oland

What's Up Yukon columnist Sydney Oland is a recipe developer who lives in Whitehorse. Her work can be found in The Boston Globe, Seriouseats.com as well as other publications.


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Issue: 2018-07-25, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

These are a great, quick side for camping. The balsamic and olive oil mix does double duty as a salad dressing—and bacon cooked on a campfire is one of the best parts of summer. Make sure to wrap your bundles tightly and skewer each end of the... more

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Issue: 2018-07-18, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Hot dogs are the perfect food, and this is a good way to incorporate more of a perfect food into your diet. If you happen to have a container of leftover steamed rice from your last Chinese takeout binge, this is a great way to bring a bit of life... more

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Issue: 2018-07-11, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

This sandwich/pizza hybrid, stuffed with anchovy and salami, is a perfect riverside snack when you’re feeling a bit famished and the fish haven’t been biting. All of these ingredients are pretty shelf stable—even a slightly old loaf of bread will... more

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Issue: 2018-07-04, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

That last day of any wilderness trip can be a bit dodgy when it comes to eating something that goes beyond sustenance. Making sure you’ve got enough shredded cheese and a bit of salsa can make all those little bits of food hanging around your... more

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Issue: 2018-06-27, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

A satisfying breakfast is so important to a good camping trip; it should be simple but filling—and, ideally, piping hot. Don’t try and feed me granola if I’m waking up in a tent. It will just set me off on a day of chasing snacks and being cranky... 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. 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)... more

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

Mexican flavours are well suited to cooking over a fire—fresh and savory, it generally uses few ingredients and cooks quickly. This foil packet chicken fajita is all of those things. If you’re only going out for one night, you can prep the entire... more

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Issue: 2018-05-30, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Frozen blocks of spinach are ideal for camping: they’re basically an ice pack for your cooler, but you can eat them! Really ideal. Especially when you make this super-fast and satisfying dip that uses just a few ingredients... more

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Issue: 2018-05-23, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Tacos are ideal for camping because you don’t really need a plate or utensils to eat them. And if you mix the sauce before you leave, there’s really minimal prep for your taco camping feast. You could even buy a bag of pre-sliced coleslaw mix and... more

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Issue: 2018-05-16, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Summer is coming! For the next few weeks all the recipes you’ll be seeing will be in preparation for the long summer days spent outside soaking up our precious long, warm days cooking over a fire. When it comes to cooking outside, having... more

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Issue: 2018-05-09, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

It’s almost summer! Get ready for a summer of eating well on outdoor adventures with a simple bonfire snack that feels like a nibble straight from a posh cocktail party. Any leftovers you have could go into an omelette the next day or be made into... more

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Issue: 2018-05-02, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Some recipes feel clean in a simple and satisfying way. This egg drop soup sums up that clean and simple eating thing in a wicked quick, delicious little bowl. For anyone out there who lovingly simmers chicken bones to make a perfect giggly stock... more

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Issue: 2018-04-25, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Let’s just get this cleared up right away. Poutine is a national treasure. There is no dish so beloved, so exalted throughout this nation as poutine. People will say that there are many ways to prepare this dish, but that is incorrect. There is... more

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Issue: 2018-04-18, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

It’s breakfast. It’s sweet potato and breakfast, so it’s simplicity and cosiness on a plate. The ingredients are cheap and always available, almost everywhere. The flavours will compliment every season or any protein you wish to pair it with... more

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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: 2018-04-04, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Grapes make a lovely sweet and savoury addition to a variety of meals. If you can manage it try and time this recipe for when you have the bottom of a bag of grapes that have gotten a little old... more

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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: 2018-03-21, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Whitehorse has a solid selection of oysters pretty consistently; these particular oysters shown in the photos were from the Haines Packing Company, but a couple of the larger grocery stores seem to be carrying them regularly as well... 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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