Monthly Archives : December 2016

Feeding It Forward


Kid-focussed food skills program gets big boost from Maple Leaf Foods. Many lament that today’s youth have no kitchen skills, but Chris Sallie is doing more than just complaining about the situation. A Red Seal chef with a big heart and firmly-held beliefs about levelling the playing field, Sallie spearheaded the creation of the Island Food Skills Initiative (IFSI) in…

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What Are You Really Hungry For?


Practicing mindfulness may help curb poor eating choices. Most Islanders are overweight and at increased risk for diabetes and other serious illnesses. North Americans gain on average one pound each holiday season and most of us only shed about half that before the next holiday season. In any one year, this weight gain seems small, however, over time this steady…

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Eats PEI Restaurant Profile – Local 343


The Space Arriving through the Marché on the main floor, you’re greeted by chefs working in the open kitchen. If you’re looking for something quick for lunch or supper, this is the place. If you’re dining in, make your way upstairs to the dining room. Resembling a PEI farmhouse, the décor here changes frequently There’s something new to appreciate each…

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The Food and Warmth Show


A new venue, new bands and plenty of goodwill = a recipe for success. There are some holiday events you hope to get to, then there are the ones that are not-to-be-missed. For me, The Food and Warmth Show fits in the latter category for several years. An evening of fantastic live music, food, and familiar faces. It was a…

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Hearty Meals Supporting Community Inclusions


The Maple House Bakery & Café offers more than just delicious treats. The Maple House Bakery and Café in O’Leary is known for homemade baking and hearty meals, but few are aware the business is owned by Community Inclusions. The non-profit supports Islanders with intellectual disabilities. Thirteen to twenty adults with intellectual disabilities come to the Maple House each weekday…

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TopFeed Launches, Marks Island First


PEI’s first Canada-wide subscription box service shines light on Island food producers. Does coming home to a box filled with a week’s worth of breakfast goodies or tasty snacks sound like a sweet idea? The founders of TopFeed are counting on it. Vaughn Murphy and Rafael Aguirre recently launched the first Island-based web subscription service, featuring Island-made edibles delivered to…

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For the Sake of the Children


PEI hosts healthy school lunch champion, Chef Tony Geraci. “You have the opportunity to make a global statement,” Chef Tony Geraci said, with an unbridled enthusiasm that is contagious. We’ve only just met and he’s already convinced me that PEI is capable of being a world leader in school lunch reform. The PEI Home and School Federation (PEIHSF) invited Geraci…

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Real Food Fake Food – Book Review


Not all food is created equal. This may seem obvious but as Larry Olmsted makes clear in his most recent book – Real Food/Fake Food – even food that seems “real” may indeed be “fake. The problem is not something that happens only when you compare Parmigiano-Reggiano with Cheez Whiz, but also when you compare that Parmigiano-Reggiano, created and aged…

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