Al Douglas and friends pose in front of the Burger Bus during Burger Love 2016

Burger Love Magic Bus


An epic experience for those that get a seat on Al Douglas’ Burger Bus What better way to spend a day in early spring than on a bus touring around Prince Edward Island eating all the bounty Burger Love has to offer. Al Douglas hosts an independent tour called Al’s Burger Bus. The idea was his and the good people…

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Upclose view of handpies

A Handpie Revolution


Chef Sarah Bennetto O’Brien launches The Handpie Company Borden-Carleton, once famed as ‘the place you catch the ferry’, may be well on its way to reclaiming its esteemed place in the hearts and minds of Islanders. This time around, however, it’ll be known as ‘the place you get the best handpies in the world.’ At least that’s a version of…

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Just Some Good, Wholesome Food


Siblings launch Heatherdale Wholesome Goods line of organic products PEI’s organic food scene has scored a major win with the recent entry of Heatherdale Wholesome Goods to the local market. Heatherdale joins a growing number of Island farmers and producers providing consumers with organically-grown food products. This new kid on the block is unique in its product line. While shoppers…

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Little Island Kitchen – Beer


There’s an old saying that you shouldn’t cook with any wine you wouldn’t happily drink, and in my books the same should definitely go for beer. Luckily, Prince Edward Island is a burgeoning hotspot for the brewing scene. Breweries are dotted across the Island, and are producing a delicious variety of beers, from lagers and witbier to bitters and stouts,…

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Upstreet’s New Menu


Chef Ilona Daniel the new culinary director at Charlottetown craft brewery Chef Ilona Daniel is the new culinary director for Upstreet Brewery following the departure of Chef John Pritchard. Daniel said the kitchen plans include incorporating the brewery’s beer offerings into the food. The new menu launches in March and Daniel said it will include house made mustards,expanded vegetarian options…

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Making it to the Small Time


Growing better not bigger with Little Victory MicroFarms Forget about “making it big.” Micro is the new macro, nano the new giga. For mother- daughter duo Tara Callaghan and Debi Stevenson, when it comes to growing high quality produce, small is mighty. In fact, little IS the goal! With small plots in New Glasgow and a large backyard in East…

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Food Trend – Sugar


The Bittersweet Truth If you haven’t heard, sugar is the new enemy. We’ve known for a long time that excess sugar consumption can lead to negative health effects including increased risk of diabetes and heart disease. While current recommendations include reducing your total sugar intake to 25 grams or less per day, sometimes it’s not so obvious how much you…

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Saving Our Seeds


Seedy Saturdays Provide Opportunities to Swap and Save Seeds For many farmers, gardeners and engaged eaters, the international distress signal, SOS, could quite fittingly translate to Save Our Seeds. There is a worldwide movement afoot to do just that and it goes by the slightly dodgy moniker of Seedy Saturdays. These seed swapping events promote community-ownership of seed, based on…

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Brewing Up a Love for Kombucha


Heart Beet Organics introducing many Islanders to ancient fermented tea beverage I have arrived at the epicentre of the Island’s kombucha revolution, located at Heart Beet Organics in Darlington, PEI. The women behind the operation, Verena Varga and Amy Smith, have invited me to their cozy farmstead to learn more about their latest fermentation endeavours. As Varga serves me a…

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