Author Archives : Cheryl Young

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ADDING VALUE


Exploring resources available to PEI’s food entrepreneurs Passion. A passion for food. Passionate about food. A recurring motif when speaking about PEI food entrepreneurs is ‘passion’. Billed as “Canada’s Food Island”, PEI’s branding is bold. Unlike the Prairies being called Canada’s Breadbasket, or Ontario with its Corn Belt or the wine and fruit regions of the Niagara Valley, PEI has…

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WTF?


What’s that food? If you take an average size grapefruit and imagine it’s been quadrupled, you will get an idea of this month’s WTF. Pomelo (or pummelo, pomello, pumelo—each spelling is correct) is a type of citrus fruit native to south and southeast Asia. It’s the biggest of all citrus fruit, can weigh between one and two kilograms, and grow…

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FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK


Welcome to the shortest and yet what somehow manages to feel like the longest month of the year. We do have an extra day tacked on with it being a Leap Year, but regardless, February can definitely feel extra long with its cold temperatures, piles of snow, and the inevitable sense that one should hibernate. Wait, my apologies, I am…

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(l-r back) Korae Nottveit, Logan Rafuse, Ryan Llewellyn, Raymond Mock, Jacob Brandt (l-r front) Chelsea Hoeppner, Sydney Hamelin, Stefanie Francavilla, Leah Patitucci Photo credit: Cheryl Young/Salty

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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Photo Illustration: Laura Weatherbie/Salty original photo credit: Brian McInnis, Heather Ogg, Al Douglas, Cheryl Young/Salty, Laura Weatherbie/Salty, submitted photo

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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