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FINDING HER PLACE IN PEI


Chef Ilona Daniel continues to push out of her culinary comfort zone Self-proclaimed food seductress, Culinary Institute of Canada instructor, writer, recipe developer, consultant, social media maven, and champion of PEI’s potatoes, seafood, and all that we grow: Chef Ilona Daniel is the epitome of the expression ‘if you want something done, give it to a busy person’. Celebrity chefs…

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ONE-STOP SHOPPING POP-UP


Thursday night farmers’ market aiming to create easy options for local food “We want it to be good for the farmer and good for the customer.” That’s the simple philosophy behind the Pop-Up Farmers’ Market at the Farm Centre in Charlottetown, which will open on June 27, co-organizer Soleil Hutchinson, of Soleil’s Farm, said. Hutchinson is working on the Thursday…

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PEI CRAFT BEER WEEK


The Island’s breweries come together for inaugural celebration of craft beer The first week of June marks the first PEI Craft Beer Week. Spearheaded by the PEI Craft Brewers Alliance, it will showcase our Island craft breweries from west to east. On day one, beer buses will travel between the breweries with different brewery start points, allowing beer lovers the…

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FROM THE LANDMARK CAFÉ TO LANDMARK OYSTER HOUSE


After three decades in business, popular restaurant in Victoria changes hands Eugene Sauvé was determined to find the ideal new owners for his aptly named Landmark Café. With the help of his family and small staff, Sauvé had spent three decades building the Landmark into an eatery much beloved by regulars in and around Victoria-by-the-Sea in Prince Edward Island. Word…

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THE SALTY CHEF


Cooking with Ale This month marks the first Craft Beer Week in Prince Edward Island with all of our currently opened breweries participating. So we thought it would be a great excuse to offer up some recipes that use beer. Cooking with beer is not something a lot of home cooks are used to although it is becoming more common.…

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NEW CIDERY OPENS ITS DOORS


Red Island Cider celebrates their grand opening in Charlottetown It was a chilly and cloudy day, but the mood at Red Island Cider was warm and bright. After multiple challenges getting up and running, the newest hard cider business in PEI opened its doors on May 17. Hundreds of people came through the doors and the cider taps ran constantly…

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WHAT’S THE SCOOP?


Souris’ new ice cream maker is melting PEI’s hearts Ice cream, ice cream, everybody loves ice cream. And so does Rebecca Kozak, owner of Cherry on Top Creamery, and maker of delicious melty goodness. “I am known as the ice cream kitchen,” she said. “I bought an ice cream maker, and people really liked it.” What started with friends devouring…

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THE EDIBLE GARDEN


The resilience of a garden It never ceases to amaze me how our gardens work and deal with the tremendous variability in weather. Yes, we had a lot of cool weather and rain this spring, but the weather changes and things start to grow and catch up. It happens every time, without exception. June 10th is the historical frost-free date…

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BEHIND THE LINE


Quick hits of silliness Sometimes being in a restaurant or in the kitchen of one is so overwhelming your “smarts” depart. It could be the heat of the stoves or the third glass of wine with dinner, either way we can’t all be geniuses all of the time, now, can we? In that spirit here are a few quick stories…

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WTF?


What’s that food? As the global market expands, so do the fruit and vegetable sections in our grocery stores. We start to see more and more produce that is new and unusual to our Island. This month’s What’s that Food? is karela or more commonly known as bitter melon. And it’s an appropriate name, as its flavour is quite tart.…

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