Never a Dull Moment


Adam Sweet of The Cook’s Edge showcases Japanese knives and shares tips on blade selection, care, and sharpening. “The Santoku translates to three virtues or three problems,” Adam Sweet of The Cook’s Edge tells me as he pulls a Japanese knife with a short blade out of a display case. “And the three problems you usually have in a kitchen…

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With a Grain of Salt…


PEI Sea Salt Company launches From the waters of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence on the north shore of P.E.I. comes a sea-salty new business that two Island entrepreneurs dove right into. “The PEI Sea Salt Company – it automatically identifies us as local, and we’re all about local,” said co-founder, Darren Blanchard. Blanchard originally got into the sea salt…

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The Salty Chef – Brining


Brining is one of those cooking techniques that some shy away from because it sounds complicated, and difficult. But it can be one of the simplest ways to prepare food for consumption. You can brine fruit, vegetables, fish, meat, even cheese. At its most involved there are related techniques like curing and fermenting, which can be challenging. But brining meat…

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Spreading Out


Garlic. It’s a fundamental vegetable used for centuries as a condiment, flavouring or for traditional medicine purposes. One Islander using garlic for years is Ryan Abdallah, the owner of Cedar’s Eatery in Charlottetown. And it’s become his passion to spread his love of garlic across Canada. “It just kinda became this obsession, more than a project, you know, same as…

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Copper Bottom Up and Running


Kings County’s first brewery opens Copper Bottom Brewing finally opened its doors in early November, somewhat later than the husband-and-wife owners Ken Spears and Ashley Condon had hoped for. But the delayed opening doesn’t seem to be affecting interest in their taproom or beer. “The reception has been phenomenal,” Condon said. “Everyone seems to be loving the beer and both…

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Using Their Smarts


Food product development centre applying innovation to community food issues If you call yourself Canada’s Smartest Kitchen (CSK), you had better live up to the name. And there’s plenty of evidence that the Charlottetown-based food innovation company is doing just that, earning a reputation for their work with food businesses, large and small. But being smart isn’t the only thing…

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Accessorize Your Cutlery


PEI-based company hopes to solve plate-licking woes the world over As firsts go, creating the world’s first fork accessory may not guarantee you’ll end up in the annals of history, but as Oliver Sauvé and Josh Lindsay can attest to, it’s guaranteed to be a fun ride. The co-creators of the Forktula are the first to acknowledge that their invention…

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Put a Chef in Your Kitchen


Creative Kitchen offers healthy, chef-prepared meals in your home Tracy Bishop of Charlottetown, like many Islanders, is trying to juggle healthy eating with the demands of a busy life. “We have a pretty active life and are on the go a lot,” Bishop said. “Healthy eating is a priority for us, but it was challenging to make that happen and…

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Getting Down to Business


The legalities behind starting a food business After all the fun of idea development and logo invention it was time for some serious business: getting the paperwork in place to legally sell our marzipan. Luckily Mike has a background in finance and, as an experienced entrepreneur, a lot of expertise with respect to legal business requirements. For us, it all…

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