Bannock and Caribou Stew Brings a Smile to Roughshod Mining Owner

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In one scene from the newly published novel, the long shot: a french canadian saga – book 1, Yukon Pacific Mining Company’s boss Weasel sits behind his desk, waiting for his lunch to appear.

The two-horse YPMC buckboard arrived with the payroll and Weasel’s lunch, hot in its cast iron pot. The old Hån woman in Moosehide prepared caribou stew and bannock for her family and always set aside a portion for Weasel, husband to her youngest granddaughter.


Joyce Derenas is a historical fiction author who writes stories based on the real lives of her French-Canadian ancestors of the Beauce Valley in Quebec.