LET’S TALK TURKEY


Larkin Bros continue to grow their poultry business with retail outlet and new frozen products. If you have ever eaten a Maid Marion’s turkey dinner special (and really, what Islander hasn’t?!), or grabbed a chicken handpie on your way through Albany from The Handpie Company, you’ve coincidentally supported PEI’s largest poultry farm. What began in 1969 as Larkin and Sons,…

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WANT A LATTE IN MONTAGUE? YOU’RE IN LUCK


New cafe on Main Street, The Lucky Bean, offers light lunch fare and local brewed specialty coffees in heritage building The first time Matt Clendinning set foot on the Island he fell in love. “I had friends move here three years ago and I came down to help them with renos on their home,” he said. “I just knew this…

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CHILLING IN BORDEN-CARLETON


Island Gelato is serving up both traditional and new twists on Italian treat in PEI Gelato is a cool treat associated first and foremost with Italy (after all, it originated there in the 16th century), but one Island entrepreneur is doing her best to get her gelato on the spoons of locals and tourists alike. Island Gelato was born as…

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THE EDIBLE GARDEN


Preserving your fall crops One of the really enjoyable parts of having a garden for me is preserving all of the fruits and veggies. September is a month of ample harvest so preserving is an option to handle all the extras. There is no smell quite like the tangy spicy aroma of a pot of fresh pickles simmering on a…

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CHEF REPEATS PERFORMANCE


Jesse MacDonald, executive chef of David’s at Rodd Crowbush, named 2019 Best of Sea Chic Chef of the Year in recent competition Chef Jesse MacDonald is honoured to be named the Best of Sea Chic Chef two years in a row. “I’m pretty excited,” he said. “The competition was a little stiffer this year so it feels good to keep…

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ACCOLADES FOR ATLANTIC BEEF


Plant recently recognized as a Certified Sustainable Processing Operation After successfully passing a recent audit by Where Food Comes From Inc, Atlantic Beef Products Inc (ABPI), in Albany, PEI, has been recognized as a Certified Sustainable Beef Processing Operation. Where Food Comes From Inc is an independent, third-party food verification company. The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) is a…

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FOOD HISTORY CORNER


PEI Museum & Heritage Foundation : J. H. Myrick and Co. For almost a century, the Myrick family played a large role in Tignish’s economy, offering jobs for community members and creating spaces for locals to purchase goods. J.H. Myrick (James Howe) was born in 1824 in Newcastle, Maine. He married his wife Mary Converse Merrill in 1854, and the…

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WTF?


What the Food? Typically when thinking of squash, large vegetables tend to come to mind, but the chayote is not your typical acorn, butternut, or even spaghetti squash. Sometimes called a pear squash, or mirliton, chayote (pronounced chai ow tay) is actually a member of the cucumber family. It is a fast-growing climbing vine with characteristic tendrils. It bears small…

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BEHIND THE LINE


No Smoothie for You Customer service can go either way, a great group of customers with questionable servers, or sometimes a service worker with incredibly obtuse customers. Everybody has their moments. I’m really busy not waiting tables, so could you hurry up and order? We once went to eat at a new vegan place in Toronto. There weren’t any vegan…

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ICYMI


In case you missed it Have you spotted a PEI Farm Tour sign yet? A series of informational signs have been placed in farmers’ fields along well-traveled routes across the Island. Different types of crops grown on PEI have been identified by the signs to help the public recognize these crops. The crops include barley, wheat, potatoes, soybeans, carrots, wild…

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