ROASTING ON PEI


According to the Coffee Association of Canada, coffee is Canada’s most popular beverage choice for adults over the age of sixteen–even more than tap water My mother-in-law often insists that her morning coffee is part of her daily recommended fruits and vegetables. “It’s a legume,” she laughs. While that is nominally true, she’s not actually right. Coffee beans are actually…

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FARMACY + FERMENTARY = FORMULA 4 SUCCESS


Heart Beet Organics expand from the farm to new storefront in Charlottetown with kombucha on tap and produce to go Stepping into Farmacy + Fermentary on Great George Street in Charlottetown, the cosy atmosphere entices you to pull up a stool and order a drink at the bar but be prepared, the latest watering hole to open in PEI’s capital…

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SELF PROCLAIMED PEI NUTTERS


Island man defies odds by growing warm climate crop of hazelnuts in Bonshaw Hazelnuts grow well in Turkey, Italy, and British Columbia, all areas with much more-temperate climes than PEI, so people thought Bill Glen was crazy for wanting to grow them here. But what started as an experiment has turned into a hazelnut orchard in the “alpine region” of…

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THE SALTY CHEF


Roasting A great, simple cooking method to master in your kitchen is roasting. This way of cooking uses an oven and foods that have a solid structure (think meat and firm vegetables). Requiring a higher temperature (400°F and above), roasting can create a browned, flavorful “crust” on the outside of the food being cooked. Typically done in an open, uncovered…

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THERE’S NO TASTE LIKE HOME


Food industry symposium Forage explores evolving story of Canadian cuisine A night you decide to dine out, you ponder what you’re in the mood for… Indian, Asian, Canadian—wait, Canadian? What’s that? To food writer Anita Stewart, who’s researched the topic for over 30 years, Canadian cuisine is not just fine dining in high-end, locally-focused restaurants, but also what you, the…

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THE EDIBLE GARDEN


You never know what might happen in the country Editor’s note: This month Christopher Dunbar takes a little break from the gardening side and shares a story of a late fall adventure in the heart of rural PEI. We had an interesting and exciting experience I would like to tell you about. It was a beautiful October evening, the cool…

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FOOD HISTORY CORNER


PEI Museum & Heritage Foundation Cake Breaker Although it looks somewhat like a large hair comb, this artifact is actually meant for serving dessert. In the mid-1900s, cake breakers were ideal for light and delicate desserts, like popular chiffon and angel food cakes. Instead of squishing the slice like a regular knife or cake cutter might do, the comb doesn’t…

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WTF?


What’s that food? This month’s WTF is possibly one that is in your kitchen arsenal already, or you have likely seen it on grocery store shelves. The bright yellow and red label on Maggi Seasoning tends to stand out. With the claims on its packaging that it “Improves the taste of soups, sauces, salads and vegetable dishes. A few drops…

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FRIDAY FORAGE


PHOTO ESSAY BY CHERYL YOUNG AND LAURA WEATHERBIE The second day of Forage began with a continuation of Jordan Bower’s storytelling workshop at the Fortune Bay Community Centre. Attendees were paired with each other, and delved into storytelling, and offered feedback on how to create a better story. After the workshop, the symposium moved to the Inn at Bay Fortune…

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ICYMI


In case you missed it PEI Premier Dennis King announced the appointment of Brian Matheson as Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Land in early October. Matheson had been acting in the role since June and has extensive experience in leading agricultural policy. He previously served as Director of Policy and Agricultural Resources with the Department of Agriculture and Land. A…

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