THE SALTY CHEF


Christmas Desserts Plum Pudding Melissa Sobey A warm plum pudding is my traditional Christmas dessert of choice. It nostalgically feeds my sweet tooth, as it does with many Islanders of British or Irish heritage. Christmas dinner just wouldn’t be complete without a rich pudding and a dreamy self-induced food coma on the couch. If you have never had plum pudding…

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LOOKING BACK ON 2019


December often finds us looking back on all that the year brought us. Last year Salty did a year-end review, and we felt it was a good tradition to keep for this issue. We’ve proudly brought our readers another year of quality, well-written food-related and food-inspired stories in 2019. As the only PEI publication dedicated solely to food and food…

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EDITOR’S NOTE


Wow, another year is coming to an end! Is it me, or does time seem to fly by quicker each year? I recently read that time is based on our perception and when we are happy or productive it seems to pass more quickly. Obviously it’s been a productive and pleasant year here at Salty. Each month we work hard…

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ROYAL STAR FOOD FOCUSES ON ENVIRONMENT


Tignish fishing plant taking simple but effective actions to make a difference and reduce plastics and food waste Ask Francis Morrissey about protecting our environment for future generations of Islanders and you are likely to hear a passionate reply that shows he is more than ready to take steps to live a greener life. And that attitude extends directly to…

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CATCHING UP: WHERE ARE THEY?


Updating Island businesses featured in Salty’s pages from 2016-2019 Like a year in review, we thought it’d be interesting to look through the back issues of Salty and update our readers on some of the businesses we have profiled. The food industry is not for the faint of heart, so the list is peppered with both successes and failures. In…

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GIFT IDEA-BEESWAX WRAPS


Why not try this easy DIY idea for a practical present this holiday season? Reducing our waste and finding environmentally friendly packaging options is a hot trend right now. With Christmas around the corner, here’s an easy gift DIY that incorporates those themes. You may be able to find local beeswax from honey farmers. Thanks to Happy Ocean and their…

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BEHIND THE LINE


Ho Ho Ho… ly Moly We all have some funny beliefs about food. Whether that’s based on where in the world you grew up*, or what your grandmother told you**, or something you saw on Netflix***, there’s no getting away from misconceptions. The fun part is that you don’t even know you’re wrong until it’s too late. Sometimes that realization…

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THE EDIBLE GARDEN


’Tis the season for giving This time of year can be a time of exchanging gifts for many people. With that in mind, I thought it might be a good idea to share a few gift ideas for someone who has gardening interests. The first consideration is to decide how much you would like to spend. With all of the…

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WTF?


What’s that food? When this month’s subject was found in a local grocery store, it just had to be featured for this last month of the year. It is the appropriately named-for-the-season Santa Claus or Christmas melon. The Santa Claus (Cucumis melo inodorus) melon is a Casaba type of melon. It is a winter melon variety like the honeydew or…

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FOOD HISTORY CORNER


PEI Museum & Heritage Foundation G.H. Simmons During a hot summer day on Prince Edward Island, nothing could hit the spot like a beverage from G.H. Simmons. A company passed down from father to son for three generations, it provided Islanders a sweet way to cool down and quench their thirst for nearly a century. The first Simmons factory was…

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