Monthly Archives : January 2017

A Day On The Farm Gives Hope


Nancy Sanderson offers visitors a glimpse into sustainable farming at Hope River Farms Nancy Sanderson’s 98-year-old grandmother still works the family farm in Saskatchewan on a daily basis. When I ask Sanderson if she herself ever takes a break or a vacation from her farm in Hope River, she replies that she’s just not the kind of person that particularly…

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Antibiotic Use in Canadian Livestock


Antimicrobial resistance not limited to prescription overuse in humans “Antimicrobial resistance continues to be a serious public health issue in Canada and internationally. Common and treatable infections may once again become deadly.” These are the first words in the introduction of the Public Health Agency of Canada’s report Canadian Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (CARSS) – Report 2016 published in September…

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Eats PEI: Samuel’s Coffee House


The History “I didn’t set out to open a food business,” said Moyna Matheson, owner of Samuel’s Coffee House. “I had years of experience in food and hospitality, but what I really wanted to do was create a space in downtown Summerside where people could gather. I wanted to help revitalize the area. It was a risk, but two locations…

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First Nations Fishery Thriving on PEI


Steady growth within the fishing community spawns employment, infrastructure, and commercial development In under two decades Lennox Island and Abegweit First Nations have created a multi-million dollar fishery supporting more than a hundred jobs. As with most PEI fishing communities, lobster is the linchpin. The lobster fishery alone, with two or more persons per boat, provides about a hundred jobs…

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A 100-mile Red Island Diet


Heather Martin embraces the ‘eat local’ challenge and discovers a land of plenty Intense caffeine withdrawals and tomato sauce made with honey were not exactly what I’d expected when I sunk my locavore teeth into a week-long 100-mile diet attempt. The environmental-friendly initiative, popularized by Alisa Smith and J.B. McKinnon in the book The 100 Mile Diet: A Year of…

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The Little Island Kitchen – Beets


January can be a month of deprivation. The New Year’s craze for cleanses and fasting, all in the name of renewal and improvement, is simply not for me. Life is too short to spend at least one month out of twelve trying to convince yourself that you can live happily on green juice and air alone. Isn’t it better to…

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Beefing Up the Island Brand


Atlantic Beef Products successfully developing new markets for Island beef industry When we talk about how beef makes it to our kitchen table or our favourite steak house, we like to conjure up images of cattle grazing on green pasture, friendly grocers or butchers packaging up our favourite cuts, and chefs firing up the grill. Where we rarely let our…

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An Eccentrically Formal Evening of Food and Fun


Confederation Centre of the Arts sets its sights on creating an unforgettable dinner party Dinner and the theatre have always been friendly conspirators, colluding to provide an evening of unforgettable moments that delight and surprise. It is, perhaps, that very promise of intrigue and magic that inspired the Confederation Centre of the Arts to hold a culinary-centric fundraiser in the…

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Food Trends – Vegetable Forward


2017 will see an embrace of a plant-based diet There is a movement afoot. The year 2017 will mark a fundamental shift in people’s habits towards a plant-based way of eating. Not confined to the traditional vegetarian and vegan diets, this movement will be guided by healthful lifestyles, ethical choices, and sustainability. The birth of the flexitarian diet came about…

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