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Delicious Goose Tidbits!

Goose Tidbits Appetizer Recipe

Goose Tidbits. Still loved after 30 years!

This was the first appetizer we learned to make at Dymond Lake Eco-Lodge over 30 years ago. We still make goose tidbits for every group that comes to Dymond Lake and they still rave about them. YVGB (young, virgin, goose boobies) are best.  — Helen Webber

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Lay the goose breasts flat on the cutting board and, with a sharp knife, slice along the top to make very thin slices.
  2. Melt 2 tbsp. butter in a heavy frying pan over medium-high heat until it is sizzling.
  3. Lay the goose slices in the frying pan and sprinkle liberally with DLS or seasoned pepper. They should brown quite quickly. If they do not, turn up the heat a bit. When they are nicely browned on one side turn them over, sprinkle liberally again with DLS or seasoned pepper. Brown for about a minute.
  4. Splash in about ¼ cup of white vermouth. Let the breast simmer in the vermouth for about a minute.
  5. Remove from pan and serve immediately, with toothpicks.

*DLS – Dymond Lake Seasoning is used in many of our recipes. It is our own unique blend of herbs and spices. It contains no MSG.  If you are unable to find DLS, seasoned salt and/or seasoned pepper may be substituted. DLS can be ordered from www.BlueberriesAndPolarbears.com along with our cookbooks. This recipe was taken from our first book in the series, Blueberries & Polar Bears.

Wolverine provides rare photo op for guests at Dymond Lake Lodge

by Terry Elliot – Lead Guide for Churchill Wild

Wolverine at Dymond Lake Lodge - Great Ice Bear Adventure 2012

Wolverine at Dymond Lake Lodge - Great Ice Bear Adventure 2012

What an amazing day at Dymond Lake! Woke up this morning to a beautiful sunrise, crisp and cold with wind sculpted snow drifts everywhere. Went for a walk across the lake and then out to the coast. We saw one bear on the lake (we call him One Ear) and another on the road (Scar Brow). Two pine martens provided some amusing entertainment chasing each other around in the snow and when we got to the coast we spotted a wolverine!

Two years in a row now we have seen him here. He’s big and absolutely beautiful. The guests were able to get good photos and video! He sauntered down the road towards the Lodge and we followed him behind one of the buildings, where we were able to get within 10 meters of him! We got some really nice photos before he saw us and ran away. A truly spectacular, once in a lifetime experience! I’ve got my batteries on charge.

Because tomorrow is another great day at Dymond Lake Lodge!

Guest captures elusive Wolverine on film during Great Ice Bear Adventure at Dymond Lake Lodge

Dymond Lake Lodge has been a hot spot for wolverines over the past few years but these solitary predators are often difficult to spot during the day. Amazingly we’ve had regular sightings of two wolverines this year.  Kim Spragg, one of our guests at Dymond Lake Lodge this year for the Great Ice Bear Adventure, was lucky enough to get some video of one of these elusive creatures this week. Thanks Kim!

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Armed with sharp claws and crushing jaws, wolverines are the largest land-dwelling species of Mustelidae, better known as Weasels. Well known for their ferocity, wolverines have been documented not only killing prey many times their size, but also fending off much larger rival predators including polar bears! Learn more about Wolverines.

Keep your distance!