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Cumberland Sound Sauce

Cumberland Sound Sauce 1

I am calling today’s creation a ‘Cumberland Sound Sauce’ for a few reasons: First, while it is very much derived from the well-known English Cumberland Sauce, it varies in a material particular with the non-traditional addition of garlic. Secondly, Cumberland Sound is a body of water quite near to me up here on Baffin Island and this sauce, being often used as an accompaniment to game, would work very nicely with the Caribou (aka Reindeer) that abounds up here as our local version of venison…  Continue reading “Cumberland Sound Sauce”

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Notable Nosh: Caribou Stew

Caribou Stew 1

I’m not actually sharing a recipe with you today but I thought some of my readers who are not familiar with caribou might like to see this dish made by my wife the other day.

Those of you who have been reading my blog over the past week or so will know that my wife has been very busy with a computer camp she organized for kids recently. They all required being fed lunches during the week and this particular task was taken up by my wife as well. They had one feed of Mac ‘n’ Cheese (a huge vat of which was made by yours truly), as well as a do-it-yourself sandwich affair. Since the students were all local Inuit children, my wife also included a traditional meal for them in the form of the caribou stew you see above.

Many of my readers will not have seen (or maybe even heard of) the Caribou before but you will likely be familiar with Reindeer. Caribou is just the name commonly used in this part of the world for the animal closely associated with Christmas all around the world. A while back, my wife put up a whole caribou in our freezer, one cut of which went to make the stew. We are down to just a few packages now and it has just struck me that Santa may well be stuck with just 7 reindeer pulling his sleigh this year… Continue reading “Notable Nosh: Caribou Stew”