Monthly Archives : January 2020

PEI’S DAIRY REACHES ACROSS CANADA


Walk by the dairy section of any Prince Edward Island grocery store and you will easily find a wide range of local products on the shelves. And that, quite simply, is due to Atlantic Canada’s largest independent dairy cooperative, Amalgamated Dairy Limited (ADL). “Every single dairy farmer on PEI is a member of ADL,” Jamie MacPhail, marketing manager of ADL,…

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A DIFFERENT TYPE OF OLYMPICS


Culinary Youth Team Canada heads to Europe in February for the Culinary Olympics Ask just about anyone to name an Olympic sport and you will probably hear replies like the 100 meter dash, hockey, gymnastics, swimming, curling, cycling, ski jumping, and rowing. But what about Restaurant of Nations and Buffet? Wait, buffet?! Buffet is one ‘sport’ that culinary teams will…

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THE SALTY CHEF


Eel It was the cold dead of winter and I was home for a visit to PEI from my new home in Amsterdam. With only a few days before heading back, I had made plans to cook with my friend, John Bil. John suggested that we thaw some eel he froze a few months earlier. I had eaten plenty of…

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WTF


What’s that food? Looking like little Chinese Lanterns (the bright orange flower often found in late summer in many PEI gardens), this month’s WTF is the simple yet sweet ground cherry. The reason they resemble the classic flower is because ground cherries actually belong to the same genus of plants, Physalis. A member of the Solanaceae family which includes nightshades…

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THE EDIBLE GARDEN


Looking Forward We don’t get a lot of nice sunny days in January as they are very rare. When we do get one, I love to be out under the deep blue sky and feel the sun reflecting off the white snow as it really lifts me up. It helps me to spend more time out of doors, getting a…

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BEHIND THE LINE


Dirty feet, thieves, drinks, and a wretched hive of scum and villainy Well it’s a new year so let’s look at some timeless stories. I’m sure you have your own (and I would love to share them here so please send them in), but first, here are a couple of tales. One of them is mine and the others were…

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PROUD, AUTHENTIC FISHERIES


Promotional film shows realities of producing some of the world’s finest seafood “One non-negotiable was that it was going to be authentic, we were going to use real people.” That was the starting point for Craig Harris, executive producer at Furrow Content, when his company set out to film a promotional film titled ‘Not Humble’ for PEI seafood. No matter…

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ICYMI


In case you missed it Congratulations to Justin and Laura Rogers of Brae, PEI who were chosen as national winners of Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmer (OYF) Program. The national event was held in early December in Fredericton, NB. Simon Michaud and Mylène Bourque of Kamouraska, QC also shared the honour. Justin and Laura Rogers are 7th generation farmers who operate…

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FOOD HISTORY CORNER


PEI Museum & Heritage Foundation Cod Liver Oil For those who grew up starting their day with a spoonful of pungent cod liver oil, this month’s artifact will surely bring back memories (perhaps more unpleasant than not). The nutrient-rich oil is extracted from the livers of Atlantic cod. Medicinal value of the oil was backed up by scientific proof once…

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