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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: 2018-04-18, 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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Issue: 2018-03-07, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Citrus is everywhere this time of year. And while stuffing yourself with fresh fruit while it’s around is a solid choice, those of us who tend towards gastronomic squirreling are on the look-out for interesting ways to preserve seasonal ingredients.. more

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Issue: 2018-02-28, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

This is a bit like a quiche and some holiday stuffing had a fling and along came a weird hybrid casserole. This is a great recipe to help clean out your freezer of last years (or a few years ago) sausage and all that stale old bread on your... more

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Issue: 2018-02-21, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

If you’re vegan – or a person who feeds vegans – this recipe (or one much like it) is probably already in your arsenal. If not, or if you’re just looking for a way to eat less meat, this recipe will make even the most devoted meat eater feel... 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

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Issue: 2018-02-07, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

There’s a special place in my heart for mush. And puddings of all sorts are a very favourite form of mush. This is simple rice pudding – seasoned with vanilla and bourbon, and not on the overly sweet side... more

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Issue: 2018-01-31, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

In these shortest of days, how lovely is it to come in from the cold to a steaming bowl of hearty soup? This spin on a classic dish will become your favourite winter meal for a host of reasons. First, it’s delicious. Who doesn’t love French onion... more

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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

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

Onigiri are a popular snack in Japan and consist of a rice ball and a savory filling, sometimes wrapped in a sheet of seaweed. Some of the classic fillings are umeboshi plum, salted flaked salmon, and tuna with mayo... more

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Issue: 2018-01-17, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Salmon is a great fish to quickly cure, and the addition of a bit of tea and some gin really compliment the delicate flavours of the beautiful West Coast salmon we’re lucky enough to have access to. more

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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

If you’re not the imbibing type, or the idea of raw eggs turns your stomach, this isn’t the recipe for you. But if you’re fond of a drink and like to try new things, then this traditional uncooked egg nog might be right up your alley... more

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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

There’s a new brewery opening in the Mount Sima area. Deep Dark Wood Brewing is hoping to be open and available to the public around Christmas. Owner and operator Matt Waugh will be producing sour beers using open casks and wild yeasts... more

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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Long stewed, and heavily seasoned braises aren’t what comes to many people’s minds when they think of Caribbean food. Grilled fish and chicken, lovely fresh shellfish tend to be the first dishes that are recalled when thinking of last year’s... more

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Issue: 2017-12-06, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

These egg rolls would make great party food, and if you have the time to make a double batch, freeze a few for a day when you don’t feel like cooking. If you have a deep fryer and feel like firing it up feel free, but cooking these in a hot oven... more

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Issue: 2017-11-29, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Apple crumble is as close to a perfect food as I’ve ever found. It can be breakfast just as easily as it can be dessert or even dinner. It’s fast to prepare, and when it comes right down to it, pretty healthy... more

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