Author Archives : Katherine Bell

SIGNED, SEALED AND DELIVERED


Meal kits deliver on promise of easy delicious meals Easy. Nutritious. Step-by-step recipes and all the needed ingredients, including fresh produce and meat, delivered weekly in a meal kit to your doorstep. Last month, Salty looked at meal kits from a waste perspective; this month taste testers sample the meal kits from HelloFresh and Chef’s Plate, two companies who began…

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What a Waste?


Meal kits fail to deliver on 100% recyclable guarantee This is part one of Katherine Bell’s review of meal kits for Salty. Next month, she’ll compare flavours. Pre-planned menus, prepared fresh ingredients, and easy-to-follow recipes shipped right to your door for less than a meal at a restaurant. For many busy Islanders, the allure of meal kits is clear and…

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Cultivating a Forest of Food


Borden family growing East Asian mushrooms in PEI Julie and Dale Hamilton of Borden are eagerly awaiting their first crop of shiitake mushrooms. They are one step closer to their dream of creating a permaculture forest on their Augustine Cove woodlot by cultivating this Asian mushroom. Shiitake mushrooms, or Lentinula edodes, are brown, meaty mushrooms grown in eastern Asia, particularly…

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Our Day on the COPC Farm Tour


On July 6, 2017, six of SALTY’s team took part in a media farm tour organized by PEI Certified Organic Producer Co-operative (COPC). Along with other members of the media, government, food industry, and Maritime farming community we toured five organic farms in central PEI. We learned many interesting facts along the way. Here are my top 11: 11. Typical…

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Municipal Bylaws Prohibit Livestock


Bylaws in some Island municipalities make it difficult for residents to pursue food security and sustainability goals With food prices ever increasing and a growing disconnect from farming, many Islanders are taking it upon themselves to regain some control over their food supply. While backyard gardens are the most common means of doing so, backyard animals are gaining popularity, with…

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No Summer Break For Childhood Hunger on PEI


Food insecurity can peak for families with children during July and August Most Island kids look forward to a summer of activities and adventures, but for one out of every five children, hunger cuts the fun short. Summer hunger is a form of food insecurity and is the result of many combining factors: school-based breakfast and snack programs end in…

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Creating Community


Summerside’s Soul Soup offers free lunch program and weekly connection The act of coming together to share a meal is a longheld tradition shared the world over. To break bread around a table is to celebrate life and the commonalities we share. Over the past year, Soul Soup, hosted by the Summerside Church of the Nazarene, has been serving up…

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More Than an Apple a Day…


The Canadian Cancer Society encourages you to fill “half your plate” with vegetables at each meal Vegetables and fruit pack a strong nutritional punch, lowering your risk of cancer and other chronic life- threatening illnesses. April is the Canadian Cancer Society’s Cancer Awareness month, focusing on preventing as well as curing the disease. “Fruit and vegetables – whether fresh or…

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