Author Archives : Cheryl Young

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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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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BEYOND THE LOBSTER BOAT


Second generation lobster fisher finds new market with his lobster dip Rob Morrison can’t imagine not lobster fishing. In fact, he’s fished every spring season since he left high school, with the exception of one year after he graduated from university. He was working with an accounting firm, “I just about went stir-crazy, it’s the only season I didn’t fish.”…

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FORUM ON FOOD INSECURITY


Eat Think Vote event in Charlottetown one of many held across Canada As the federal campaigning roars into full gear, many forums, rallies, and debates are being held across PEI. On September 23, a non-partisan public forum, Eat Think Vote, was held in Charlottetown at Carrefour de l’Îsle-Saint-Jean. The event was part of the Eat Think Vote campaign coordinated by…

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DORIAN LEAVES ITS MARK ACROSS THE ISLAND


Early September storm has effect on many Islanders, from homes to farms to businesses As post-tropical storm Dorian swept across the Maritimes on September 7, many homes, businesses, farms, and fishers were affected by its path. Despite its category as a post-tropical storm, it packed winds that were in the hurricane range and came with heavy rainfall. Nearly a month…

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A SHUCKING GOOD TIME


2019 PEI International Shellfish Festival celebrates 24 years Oysters, mussels, lobster, crab, and more—PEI is blessed with an abundance of shellfish and each year we celebrate our fisheries’ bounty with a weekend of feasting and frolicing. For 24 years, people from far and wide have gathered in Charlottetown to watch accomplished chefs compete for cash prizes, participate in kitchen demonstrations,…

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WTF?


What’s that food? This month’s WTF is an essential ingredient in both Worcestershire sauce and HP sauce—condiments that find places of honour on many chefs’ and home cooks’ shelves. Tamarind is a fruit that offers a sour yet sweetly acidic flavour, hence its use in these sauces. Tamarind is an evergreen tree native to tropical Africa but is widely cultivated…

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CHATTING WITH CHEF MICHAEL SMITH


Just prior to the PEI International Shellfish Festival, Salty was able to get a few moments of Chef Michael Smith’s time and asked him a few questions. Salty: You’ve just finished Beef and Blues with Fall Flavours, you’ve got two days before the shellfish festival kicks off and Feast and Frolic, and of course you’ve got Fireworks and the Inn…

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LET’S TALK TURKEY


Larkin Bros continue to grow their poultry business with retail outlet and new frozen products. If you have ever eaten a Maid Marion’s turkey dinner special (and really, what Islander hasn’t?!), or grabbed a chicken handpie on your way through Albany from The Handpie Company, you’ve coincidentally supported PEI’s largest poultry farm. What began in 1969 as Larkin and Sons,…

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CHILLING IN BORDEN-CARLETON


Island Gelato is serving up both traditional and new twists on Italian treat in PEI Gelato is a cool treat associated first and foremost with Italy (after all, it originated there in the 16th century), but one Island entrepreneur is doing her best to get her gelato on the spoons of locals and tourists alike. Island Gelato was born as…

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