Author Archives : Cheryl Young

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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CHEF REPEATS PERFORMANCE


Jesse MacDonald, executive chef of David’s at Rodd Crowbush, named 2019 Best of Sea Chic Chef of the Year in recent competition Chef Jesse MacDonald is honoured to be named the Best of Sea Chic Chef two years in a row. “I’m pretty excited,” he said. “The competition was a little stiffer this year so it feels good to keep…

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WTF?


What the Food? Typically when thinking of squash, large vegetables tend to come to mind, but the chayote is not your typical acorn, butternut, or even spaghetti squash. Sometimes called a pear squash, or mirliton, chayote (pronounced chai ow tay) is actually a member of the cucumber family. It is a fast-growing climbing vine with characteristic tendrils. It bears small…

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BIG BURGER’S BIG MILESTONE


A quarter century of serving customers in the Charlottetown Mall food court The restaurant business can be a brutal one, and every milestone deserves celebration, from the first plate that ever gets put in front of a diner, to the big ones, like hitting 25 years in business. Big Burger is about to become one of those rare restaurants that…

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GET READY FOR A PARTY


24th PEI International Shellfish Festival The Charlottetown Event Grounds will once again be filled with massive white tents in mid-September as shellfish lovers descend upon PEI for a weekend of noshing on oysters, lobsters, and mussels. From September 19-22, chefs Lynn Crawford and Michael Smith will host a jam-packed schedule of culinary competitions and demos by day, and kitchen parties…

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WTF?


What’s that food? This month’s What’s That Food has its roots in the Andes Mountains, and is native to Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, and Venezuela. It can also be found growing as far north as Mexico and as far south as Argentina. The granadilla is a small fruit that is sometimes called sweet granadilla. Passiflora ligularis is one of over…

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DIVERSIFYING THE TRADITIONAL CATTLE FARM


Aiden McIver of Arthur Cousins and Sons is a familiar sight to the beef cattle being raised on this generational farm It’s a cloudy and cool Saturday in early June when we make the trek to Spring Valley Rd, just north of Kensington and Indian River to visit Arthur Cousins and Sons’ farm. The spring planting of barley and alfalfa…

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AIN’T NO SHADES OF GREY


Creating success is black and white (and some blue) for local entrepreneurs It all started with not being able to find a favourite confectionery. Less than two years later, Jessica and Mike Fritz of Maritime Marzipan are launching not one, but two new businesses, bringing the total of their entrepreneurial efforts to four. The Black and White Café and Island…

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PEI CHOWDER TRAIL


Map highlights tasty chowders offered across the Island What began as the brainchild of Discover Charlottetown, has spread across Prince Edward Island. This year you can pick up a copy of your Chowder Trail guide and eat your way across PEI, bowl after delicious bowl. Seafood chowder is a staple offered at most restaurants in PEI, and why not? We…

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