THE SALTY CHEF-FAVOURITE HOLIDAY RECIPES


Food, drink, and feasting during holidays is a time honoured and traditional way to celebrate, whether it’s Diwali, Easter, Spring Festival, Hanukkah, or Christmas. Each culture finds ways to incorporate special foods and treats into their celebrations. The holiday season evokes images of laden tables full of meats, vegetables, breads, and desserts. From tourtiere, gingerbread houses, latkes, panettone, mulled drinks…

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A SALTY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING GUIDE


The first (and second and third…) snows have fallen, the holidays lights are lit, and it’s time for the second edition of our Christmas shopping guide. The Island has a wealth of artisans, farmers, and food producers who would love your support this holiday season. We’re highlighting a few to make it a little easier for your shopping, but do…

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EATING AND LOVING EVERY BITE


Island couple finds worldwide audience on YouTube eating in front of the camera Familiar with mukbang? What about ASMR? It’s not surprising if you’re not familiar with such terms, but a couple in PEI is slowly making a name for themselves in both genres of online food videos. Hearing someone slurping, gulping, chewing, and smacking their lips while eating may…

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A TASTE OF SUMMER IN THE DEAD OF WINTER


How an Eastern PEI hydroponic farm has grown its business to produce flavourful greens and herbs year-round Hydroponic farming could be called an art, but it’s most definitely a science, and on the south side of Hillsborough River, somewhere between Mt Stewart and Stratford is a 3000-square-foot greenhouse full of fresh plants grown using that science. Darren Gill, one of…

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SOUTH CENTRAL’S LOVE FOR YSU


Award-winning restaurant busy keeping their customers satisfied Summerside’s South Central Kitchen and Provisions won the CBDC Central New Business Award at last month’s 25th annual Greater Summerside Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards. South Central’s owners, Dan Kutcher, a former lawyer, and Ian Gass who is a Culinary Institute graduate, couldn’t be happier. They teamed up earlier this year to…

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WHAT’S IN A HEARTBEAT?


New research method monitors oysters’ health one beat at a time The quality and taste of an oyster is related to its health, but how do you test an oyster’s health while letting it to continue to grow? One possible indicator is heart rate, and researchers at the University of Prince Edward Island have developed a portable heartbeat monitor designed…

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PRACTICAL HOME COOKING TIPS


Whole-animal butcher offers series on broths, braising and buying local meat With the right butcher behind the counter, butcher shops can be a great place to learn about the meat you are purchasing. Brad Doiron, a whole animal butcher specializing in grass fed, grass finished organic cattle, is working in collaboration with the PEI Certified Organic Producers Cooperative (COPC) to…

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RECORD BREAKING RAINFALL MEANS POTATO CROPS ROT


Dismal weather conditions cause havoc leaving thousands of acres unharvested PEI potato production will be way down this year as a result of a bad growing season with not enough rain and then even worse harvest conditions, where too much rain turned fields into mud bogs. There are 84,000 planted acres of potatoes on PEI and each acre is worth…

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WTF?


What’s that Food? In December grocery store shelves are stocked with fresh citrus like mandarins and clementines and with plump pomegranates, but if you look closely, you will also find the persimmon. Typically this fruit is about the size of an apple and is orange in colour, but there are varieties that are brown, black, or red in colour when…

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