Author Archives : Richard Schroeter

Waste Awareness


A week of conscious waste reduction Legacy. Good or bad, we all build one. Some are forgotten, but some can leave a lasting effect. Waste is a legacy we all contribute to and is an area where individuals can make a real difference. It can be great for the environment as well as the pocket book. More importantly, waste reduction…

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Wartime Meals


What were meals like in times of war? On the home front during the First and Second World Wars, Canadians were asked to make do with less, to allow more resources to be sent to troops overseas. Food was one of the things that people were asked to conserve. One of the ways this was done was through rationing—limiting the…

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A Farmer’s Perspective—OPINION PIECE


Sally Bernard explains why public discourse and panels on food policy and food sustainability need primary producers’ voices “Food policy is the area of public policy concerning how food is produced, processed, distributed, and purchased. Food policies are designed to influence the operation of the food and agriculture system.” (Source: Wikipedia) Food policy—it likely sounds vaguely interesting to most, dead…

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Hop To It


PEI Beer Festival moves indoors Now in its fourth year, the PEI Beer Festival has moved its outdoor venue to one of Charlottetown’s most well-known indoor venues, the Delta Prince Edward. Removing the worry of being rained out has allowed for a smoother and more reliable experience. And smooth, from all outward appearances, is how the Festival ran. When the…

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Beef n’ Blues 2017


Beef n’ Blues, a 2017 Fall Flavours Signature Event was held Friday, September 15 at the Credit Union Place in Summerside. Chef Michael Smith, the Island’s food ambassador, and the event’s host welcomed guests to the event with beef tacos during the outdoor reception. He later quipped that he was tired from making thousands in the span of an hour.…

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Basket filled with different bread products

Profile: Breadworks


The hand-crafted bread of John Dale To catch a baker means getting up really early. The sun wasn’t up when I met with John Dale to learn about his breadmaking venture, Breadworks. His shop can be found just off Great George Street in Charlottetown, down a short alley and around the corner of a building. I found him tucked away…

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