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Yukonnancy's picture

Hello to this discussion forum.  I'm new to chat rooms online.  I'm curious if anyone has got information on a good recipe software and where can it be obtained?  I live in the North of Canada (Yukon Territory) and am limited by what I buy locally so would be going online.


Thanks!


Nancy

shoechick's picture

(post #57182, reply #1 of 36)

Hi there... Generally the opinion here is that Mastercook is the best and location shouldn't matter, you can get some great deals on E:Bay for it.

Husbands are like Pancakes, the first one should be thrown out.

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.  ~St. Augustine

MadMom's picture

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Hi, Nancy, and welcome to CT.  Boy, you really are far north, aren't you?  We have quite a few Canucks on the board, but I think you're the first one from the Yukon Territory.  Stick around...when those people from Winterpeg start complaining about the snow, you can let them have it!



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Yukonnancy's picture

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Thanks!  I just got back from Vancouver where the tulips are almost popping out of the ground and we have about 3 feet of snow on the ground and -30 weather!!! It's a great place to be though and do enjoy the lifestyle.


cheers!

Geoffchef's picture

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Hi Nancy, and welcome! I'm 50% of the Winterpeg contingent. How's the weather up there? Are you in Whitehorse?

 


 


The Arctic trails have their secret tales that would make your blood run cold.


-Robert W. Service

 

ADAM'S APPLE, n.
A protuberance in the throat of man, thoughtfully provided by Nature to keep the rope in place.
Ambrose Bierce - The Devil's Dictionary

 

Yukonnancy's picture

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Yes, I'm in Whitehorse and then we live in Dawson City (The Famous Klondike Gold Rush town) 1/2 the year also. It is presently -35 degrees and beautiful outside with alot of snow.....very white!


 

Geoffchef's picture

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My goodness! Do you mean that one of those is your "winter place"? You obviously need counselling, you will probably fit in well here.
Can you get anything edible, that's not canned, up there in the winter?

 


 


The Arctic trails have their secret tales that would make your blood run cold.


-Robert W. Service

 

ADAM'S APPLE, n.
A protuberance in the throat of man, thoughtfully provided by Nature to keep the rope in place.
Ambrose Bierce - The Devil's Dictionary

 

Yukonnancy's picture

(post #57182, reply #11 of 36)

Actually, we lack good restaurants so if you like good food at all, it forces you to become a good cook and I know alot of people who cook very well.  I don't know alot of people who succumb (-sp) to packaged food.  We do have a couple of large stores that carry alot of organics and a fairly descent health food store and if I can't get it in town than when we go to Vancouver I do a bit of a shop there.  Or, I go online.  Yes, it does seem a little mental to live up here but it really is a great place to live, I know my neighbours, we have a real active arts community, we have culture, we have clean air and so much more.  It's only a 2 hr. flight away to Vancouver and boy, there are some dynamite restaurants there!


cheers!

oli's picture

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Hi and welcome Yukonnancy.  You're the first person I know that has or does live in Whitehorse.  Everyone here where I live, think I have lived a interesting life, when they hear that I went to school in Whitehorse and also just north of Dawson City in a place called Granville. Living in a log cabin in Granville was a experience I would not trade for anything.  Hows the fishing?


NIce reminicing with you.


Edited 2/7/2005 4:04 pm ET by oli

Yukonnancy's picture

(post #57182, reply #13 of 36)

Hi!  Gees, that's really neat that your "from" Granville.  Not many people could say that.  There are still quite a few people around up here from "those days" when Granville was populated.  No one lives out there anymore but there are of course a few mines out that way.  Would you remember Lambert Curzon or the Sprokreffs?


cheers from the Klondike!

oli's picture

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Wow, I have a hard time realizing that there is actually someone who is knows the area and also lives there now, Dawson that is.  It lives in my memory only of the days when I useto live there.  There is only one name that I can remember, that is of Peter.  Since the cabin I lived in with my parents was quite a walk away from Granville, we useto alternate going to each others house. They were going to start up a school and they needed 10 students.  Thats when my parents decided to leave and go down into Vancouver.  So I don't know what happened with the school since I was the 10th person. It was a nice little village. Use to go to the church, I think, once a week to pick up the mail. Once a week there would be a movie, and after the movie you would walk down the main highway back to the cabin, and this was a couple of miles, and maybe a car or truck would pass by.


We useto go into Dawson for our supplies, like powdered milk and canned goods.  We didn't have a refrig. so we kept our supplies under the floor in the cabin.


So whats the fishing like?  Can you tell any stories? Whats your story of how you happen to live there?

Philter's picture

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Hello, and welcome, from here in Vancouver(Burnaby) Have fun and visit when you can, the food(and the water) are great.

"If 'tis to be,'twil be done by me."

"If 'tis to be,'twil be done by me."

Yukonnancy's picture

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Thanks! I love Vancouver but now it seems a little small after having just been to New York City.  I took a bread baking course at the French Culinary Institute and loved it!!! Of all the cities I've been to, the amount of good restaurants in Vancity is outstanding!

FitnessNut's picture

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Welcome to CT, Nancy! You'll find we are a friendly bunch, and if you have a culinary question, there is almost always somebody who can help.

I've never been to the Yukon, but my son spent six weeks there two summers ago at the cadet camp in Whitehorse. He loved it and still talks about going back. Maybe one day....we are a military family and you never can predict where they are going to send you next!

I'm part of the Alberta contingent, living just east of Edmonton. There are several more. FYI, if you click on someone's name, you'll get a profile window with information about them, if they've completed it. Its a fun feature and you may wish to consider giving us as much information as you are comfortable with.

Follow your bliss ~~ Joseph Campbell
Follow your bliss ~~ Joseph Campbell
Yukonnancy's picture

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Thanks!


I tried to do the deal where you "expose yourself" a little more and can not find it.


Glad to hear your son had a good experience up here!  My Nephew is serving in Afganistan right now actually. 


 

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Click on the "My Forums" button at the top of this page, then on the "Profile" button on the bottom left of the next screen. You should be able to build your profile that way.

A huge contingent from Edmonton is currently in Afghanistan (only just missed by DH - his coworkers). So is your nephew based in Edmonton right now? They should be coming home very soon, I think, perhaps within a few weeks.

Follow your bliss ~~ Joseph Campbell
Follow your bliss ~~ Joseph Campbell
Yukonnancy's picture

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Thanks, I'll check that out.


Michael Scoretz is my nephew and actually come to think of it I think he was most recently based out of the Trenton, Ont. base. He has spent some time in Edm. though. He disengages land mines. God Bless his soul for doing such a crazy job!


 

courgette's picture

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Welcome. I live in London Ontario. I have never been to Vancouver, but I know what you mean about it seeming small after New York. Fall of 2003 we went and came home on Monday and then went to Toronto on Thursday. It seemed soooooo small. I loved New York, hadn't been there in 21 years. It must have been a lot of fun to do a bread course there. As the others said, stick around.

shoechick's picture

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I'm heading to New York next Friday for a week, I can't wait!!!!

Husbands are like Pancakes, the first one should be thrown out.

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.  ~St. Augustine

courgette's picture

(post #57182, reply #23 of 36)

And I suppose someone else is paying for it! I'm gonna have to get me a job, preferably one like yours or Aberwacky's.

shoechick's picture

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Of course someone else is paying for it :)   I have tickets to "The Producers" for next Saturday night, that I paid for...yeah I know....whoa is me ;)

Husbands are like Pancakes, the first one should be thrown out.

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.  ~St. Augustine

Yukonnancy's picture

(post #57182, reply #25 of 36)

The fishing out there is still fabulous! There are some great places to go for Arctic Char in that area. That is a good eatin' fish!


I went north from the Okanagan,BC in 1990 in search of  a slow pace life where it didn't matter what name was on your jeans and also to find a 1/2 descent job.  I would go back and forth from college in the winter to Dawson City in the summer and then I just ended up staying the winter one year and never looked back.  I really like how there is a real Native culture within this white culture and no real racism or "classes" but rather just an understanding and sharing of information....it's really kind of neat.  I told my husband about your going to school in Granville, he remembers that school. He said that most of those building are gone now. There is still alot of the  old building from the Gold Rush era around though.  D.C. is a National Historic site.


If you ever decided to come back up, I could show you around....cheers!

oli's picture

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Hi again.  I never went to school in Granville because they required 10 students to get the school up and running.  I was the 10th person, when my parents decided to move to Vancouver so I could get a good education and my father a regular paying job. So I never got to see the school, but I am sure some people were pissed that I left just when they wanted to start up the school.  I do remember there never being any racism or even hearing the word.  Even when I lived in Vancouver I never experienced that and we had 1 black person in the whole school at that time.  Its only in the US that I've experienced and came to understand the word 'racism'.


Thanks, about your offer.  Life in outlying areas in BC, I thought were at a slow paced, but Dawson, now that is really slow, much like some villages in Mexico.  Its really unusual to see a woman in the Yukon or Alaska, because it can be really harsh.  I know many guys that married mail order brides because of the shortage of women, only to be left alone because the women couldn't stand the isolation, the weather and lack of amenities. Do you have DSL or dial up?  How about TV, is it satelite?  When I lived in Whitehorse there was only 2 TV stations and they were on for a set time and length of the day.


I just hope you're around when I decide to come up and do some fishing and revisit my old cabin, if its still there.  How about lake trout fishing, how good is that and what weight fish are they pulling out?


Oli


Edited 2/11/2005 9:52 am ET by oli

CookiM0nster's picture

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"Its only in the US that I've experienced and came to understand the word 'racism'."

Come to Southern Alberta.

FitnessNut's picture

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Or Northern Alberta.

Follow your bliss ~~ Joseph Campbell

Follow your bliss ~~ Joseph Campbell
Philter's picture

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...while here in B.C., we aren't racist....we even like Northern AND Southern Albertans!


G,D,&R!



"If 'tis to be,'twil be done by me."


Edited 2/12/2005 10:43 am ET by Philter

"If 'tis to be,'twil be done by me."

CookiM0nster's picture

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ROFL!

Yukonnancy's picture

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The only lake trout I've fished were at this gorgeous fishing lodge on Tincup Lake.  Tincup Lodge where the women who is part owner is the cook and she is absolutely one of the best cooks I know.  If this means anything to you, Martha Stewart came to this lodge.  There is some fabulous fishing here!!! I seem to recall that their largest was 25 lbs. I could be wrong on that but it was one big trout!!


No, things are not that isolated anymore.  There are more women now, yes, there was a time when there were not so many.  There is a saying for Alaskan men "Where the odds are good, but the goods are odd" Actually, I find the yukon more cosmopolitan than say south central BC...people up here travel more and spend more time educating themselves about what's going on in the world. I find people in southern Canada just assume that say Mexico is a dangerous place to go to...


cheers!

Geoffchef's picture

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I have spent only a few hours in Whitehorse, on my way to a few days in Atlin. Sounds like the place is ripe for a good eatery or two. I hear you on the clean air - I live just a few miles out of the city, and sometimes notice the stink when I drive into town.
If you are a good cook now, hang around! This place will make you even better. :-)

 


ADAM'S APPLE, n.
A protuberance in the throat of man, thoughtfully provided by Nature to keep the rope in place.
Ambrose Bierce - The Devil's Dictionary


 


The Arctic trails have their secret tales that would make your blood run cold.


-Robert W. Service

 

ADAM'S APPLE, n.
A protuberance in the throat of man, thoughtfully provided by Nature to keep the rope in place.
Ambrose Bierce - The Devil's Dictionary

 

MadMom's picture

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I just got back from Vancouver also.  It was actually warmer in Vancouver than it was in North Texas, where I live...go figure!



Not One More Day!
Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

And Take Care of Them When They Get Here!

Debby's picture

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Welcome, Nancy!  Check this site out--I found them to be very helpful and prompt!


http://www.camelot.ca/en/search.html?c_language=en&words=Mastercook&submit=Software


Debby