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Hot Dog Bánh Mì

Bánh mì is the Vietnamese word for bread, specifically a baguette style loaf introduced to Vietnam during the French occupation. It typically uses a combination of rice flour as well as wheat flour to make a really fantastic, very unique final...

Heart Healthy Hot Dogs

Fried, boiled, barbecued or campfire roasted, there’s nothing more quintessentially “summer” than a classic hotdog, especially paired with white bun, French’s mustard, ketchup and relish. While I loved this old standby as a child (who doesn’t love...

The Week That Was...

The week began with my English friend finally making it with her CanaDream Camper – a one-month, one-woman journey from Calgary to Whitehorse. For the special occasion , to celebrate her arrival, we decided to head to Takhini Hot Springs; my first...

Why You Should Be Carving your Hot Dogs

Hot dog carving is my latest passion project. This past weekend I became the general of my own army comprised of perfectly seared men and women armed for battle in a soft and squishy white bun. You too can become a leader among men, all you need...

Wilderness Living with a Canine View

Alert: For the dog lovers out there! Patient, boisterous, loyal and stubborn, every dog has a singular personality with a combination of unique traits; but there are certain qualities — like good with people, comfortable in the wild, can carry a...

Cars, Guns and a Heart-pumping Soundtrack

Baby Driver is a popcorn action movie written and directed by Edgar Wright. The 113 minute flick hosts a star studded cast including Kevin Spacey, Jamie Fox and Jonn Hamm. First Thoughts: What did I just watch? Seriously I have been here for...

Dawson City Music Festival Amps up for its 39th Year

It may be the 39th year of Dawson City’s beloved annual music festival, but this tried-and-true summer favourite is always sure to include some firsts. This is definitely the case for East Coaster Andrea Vincent, who took over as Dawson City Music...

A Hot Dog By Any Other Name...

To devote an entire issue of What’s Up Yukon to the celebration of the hot dog, one must completely understand exactly what a hot dog is ... and isn’t. Immediately what scratches at the mind is the question: What is the difference between a...

Too Curious George

He was a foundling on the streets of Edmonton – a golden cocker spaniel whose hair was so matted with burrs that much of it had to be shaved off. It was my 6-year-old daughter and two of her friends who brought him home, after he had attached...

The (Mis)Adventures of A Puppy

In life there can be many instances one regrets. Such as accidentally sending a text to the wrong person, or throwing out an ill received joke. Or, uttering the thought, “Let’s get a second dog.” Before we knew it, the puppy was arriving...

Celebrating Sausages

The Germans are known by the nickname “The Krauts,” which comes from sauerkraut, a famous German dish comprised of fermented cabbage. Maybe Germans should be nicknamed “The Sausages” instead, because we have 1,500 kinds of different sausages in...

An Epic Weekend of Hiking

The saying in Yukon is you only truly experience the Yukon when you get out in the wilderness, and those words are accurate beyond belief.From incredible hikes, to a free boat ride, to some refreshing beers and a Sunday afternoon Canadian barbecue...

An Inspiring Book, Found in a Unique Bookstore

MacLeod’s Books in Vancouver is a book lover's dream. Books are piled up from floor to ceiling. Fortunately, the friendly staff helps you to navigate through the wide selection of books – some of them quite old and rare. When my partner and I...

Capturing the Beauty of Miles Canyon

If you’re a Yukon resident, you’ve no doubt walked, biked or skied the trodden path of the Miles Canyon trail. Perhaps you’ve observed the gradient of the canyon’s rocky columns, watched canoeists paddling from atop the suspension bridge, or...

Grandpa's Baseball Book Part Four of Four

It occurred to me while watching the 2016 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians with my grandchildren – their first World Series – that I wasn't doing a very good job of explaining the game to them because we were all too...

Music Gets the Campfire Cooking

It makes sense that Yukon Women in Music came up with the idea for a series of campfire sing-alongs during a campfire sing-along. It was the summer of 2015 when a couple members of the organization, including BJ MacLean, were camping at Pine Lake.

Do You Bang, Do You Jingle, Do You Spray?

Would you know what to do if you encountered a bear? Do you know how to avoid meeting a bear in the woods? Do you know how to keep yourself and your surroundings safe from a bear? I am a long time Yukoner and I was convinced I could confidently...

Bison Dan Dan Noodles

There are a lot of great things about peanut butter, but until you’ve had it spiked with chili oil and mixed with fresh noodles you haven’t really experienced peanut butter’s full potential. This fast dish is a great weeknight meal, and a new...

Remembering Canada's Centennial Year

I was in Grade 10 in 1967. For some reason my school provided high school students with tree saplings to take home and plant. Why they were willow trees instead of maple trees I have no idea. Mine has been growing ever since, and it was a monster...

Trainwreck

A flawed character struggles to unravel the threads of a pivotal event, though hobbled by some impediment – amnesia, maybe, or being stranded in a foreign country where everyone speaks an unfamiliar language. It’s a dramatic device of my favourite...

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