Author Archives : Cheryl Young

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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WTF?


With its large pink and green spiky exterior, dragon fruit is hard to miss in a store. Its distinctive colour and shape stands out among the perfectly round apples and oranges and makes you wonder just what it might taste like. The dragon fruit, or pitaya, is native to Central America but is also grown and exported from several Southeast…

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FINDING HER PLACE IN PEI


Chef Ilona Daniel continues to push out of her culinary comfort zone Self-proclaimed food seductress, Culinary Institute of Canada instructor, writer, recipe developer, consultant, social media maven, and champion of PEI’s potatoes, seafood, and all that we grow: Chef Ilona Daniel is the epitome of the expression ‘if you want something done, give it to a busy person’. Celebrity chefs…

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ONE-STOP SHOPPING POP-UP


Thursday night farmers’ market aiming to create easy options for local food “We want it to be good for the farmer and good for the customer.” That’s the simple philosophy behind the Pop-Up Farmers’ Market at the Farm Centre in Charlottetown, which will open on June 27, co-organizer Soleil Hutchinson, of Soleil’s Farm, said. Hutchinson is working on the Thursday…

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NEW CIDERY OPENS ITS DOORS


Red Island Cider celebrates their grand opening in Charlottetown It was a chilly and cloudy day, but the mood at Red Island Cider was warm and bright. After multiple challenges getting up and running, the newest hard cider business in PEI opened its doors on May 17. Hundreds of people came through the doors and the cider taps ran constantly…

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WTF?


What’s that food? As the global market expands, so do the fruit and vegetable sections in our grocery stores. We start to see more and more produce that is new and unusual to our Island. This month’s What’s that Food? is karela or more commonly known as bitter melon. And it’s an appropriate name, as its flavour is quite tart.…

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RELAUNCHING A CLASSIC RESTAURANT


With Traci MacVittie in the kitchen, and new owners Alie and Chris Mills’ enthusiasm for the local community, The Red Rooster’s future is looking bright Sometimes you have to wait a while to fulfill a dream. Alie and Chris Mills’ desire to own their own restaurant has been over two decades in the making, but last summer it finally came…

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WTF?


What the food? This month’s What’s That Food is the appropriately-named star apple. A round fruit about the size of a large apple, when ripe it is usually purple-skinned with a faint green tinge on the outside. Cut it in half and a deep, rich purple-and-white coloured pulp with a radiating star pattern is visible—voila, there’s your name! There are…

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