Author Archives : Cheryl Young

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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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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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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LOOKING BACK ON 2019


December often finds us looking back on all that the year brought us. Last year Salty did a year-end review, and we felt it was a good tradition to keep for this issue. We’ve proudly brought our readers another year of quality, well-written food-related and food-inspired stories in 2019. As the only PEI publication dedicated solely to food and food…

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GIFT IDEA-BEESWAX WRAPS


Why not try this easy DIY idea for a practical present this holiday season? Reducing our waste and finding environmentally friendly packaging options is a hot trend right now. With Christmas around the corner, here’s an easy gift DIY that incorporates those themes. You may be able to find local beeswax from honey farmers. Thanks to Happy Ocean and their…

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WTF?


What’s that food? When this month’s subject was found in a local grocery store, it just had to be featured for this last month of the year. It is the appropriately named-for-the-season Santa Claus or Christmas melon. The Santa Claus (Cucumis melo inodorus) melon is a Casaba type of melon. It is a winter melon variety like the honeydew or…

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EDITOR’S NOTE


Wow, another year is coming to an end! Is it me, or does time seem to fly by quicker each year? I recently read that time is based on our perception and when we are happy or productive it seems to pass more quickly. Obviously it’s been a productive and pleasant year here at Salty. Each month we work hard…

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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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