London Fog Cake Photo credit: Cordell Wells

SALTY CHEF – EASTER TREATS


With social/physical distancing rules in place, this Easter may prove to be a little different for many. Typically a time for families to gather around tables, plans will no doubt be adapted and changed as we do our part to keep the spread of COVID-19 down and to ‘flatten the curve’. BUT that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy delicious treats!…

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l-r: Marc, Krista, and Ben Schurman (and Zoey the dog) in front of one of the new boilers Photo credit: Cheryl Young/Salty

NEW BIOMASS BOILERS FOR LOCAL GREENHOUSE


Finding ways to save at Schurman Family Farm Imagine if you could save 100,000 litres of furnace oil a year? Yes, you read that right. One hundred thousand litres. That was approximately the number of litres of oil burned to heat the greenhouses at Atlantic Grown Organics in Kensington, PEI last year. The organic farm has over 4 acres of…

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A variety of seeds available at a Seedy Saturday seed exchange Photo credit: Brian McInnis

GROWING A FOOD SOVEREIGN ISLAND


Island farmers save seed to assert local ownership over food production Food sovereignty: the central element of a food system in which communities control the production and consumption of their food. It prioritizes local, affordable, sustainable, and culturally appropriate food. On PEI, farmers believe that the Island can become food sovereign. The movement begins with a network of farmers saving…

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Despite being ‘Canada’s Food Island’, PEI faces challenges with food security | photo credit: Cheryl Young/Salty

FOOD INSECURE


Despite being ‘Canada’s Food Island’, PEI faces challenges with food security Food and shelter: two of the most basic needs a person has. Imagine having to choose between them. Unfortunately for a number of Islanders, that is a choice that they sometimes have to make. In a 2014 survey, 8700 households¹ in PEI were deemed food insecure. With 15.1 percent…

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Made from maple wood, the Banjo Knife fits easily into the hand | photo credit: Cheryl Young/Salty

BANJO: NOT JUST A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT


Handcrafted oyster knives created by champion shucker find niche market Jason Woodside is a lot of things: skate punk, oysterman, dishwasher, restaurateur, musician, champion oyster shucker, and now a knife maker. An oyster knife in particular, but a knife that brings all of Woodside’s past and interests into one beautiful little thing. “So I started shucking in 1998, and then…

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WOMEN’S DAY 2020


An equal world is an enabled world. How will you help forge a gender equal world? Celebrate women’s achievements. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality This year the theme for International Women’s Day is Each for Equal. We took pleasure in finding just a few of our amazing PEI women that work as farmers, restaurateurs, food entrepreneurs, chefs,…

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Photo credit: Slickphotography

THE SALTY CHEF


Saving Shavings, or, Stretching Your Food Budget Often what heads to the compost heap or bin is actually edible food. This month we have some simple recipes using vegetable peels—probably the most common thing that people toss out when doing their meal preparation. Along with these simple yet flavourful recipes, we’ve included a number of great tips on making food…

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Schurman Family Farm provided fresh produce for the study | photo credit: Cheryl Young/Salty

ACCESS TO FRESH PRODUCE


Local study looks at link between food insecurity and diabetes A recently released medical study has looked at the links between food insecurity and diabetes. Dr Katherine Bell formerly had a medical practice in western PEI and partnered with Dr Shannon Curtis to examine how food, in particular fresh produce, can influence the health of Type 2 diabetics on PEI.…

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