Author Archives : Salty Staff

THE SALTY CHEF-WAR CAKE


War Cake Flip through many Islanders’ cookbooks and recipe boxes, you will find a recipe for a war cake. A take on a traditional raisin spice cake, the recipe most likely passed down from generation to generation. The origins of what many know as a war cake are varied. It is believed to originated during the First World War. During…

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WTF?


What’s that food? Looking for an authentic vegetable to put in your curries? The snake gourd is your choice. Trichosanthes cucumerina is a tropical or subtropical vine, which is raised for its strikingly long fruit. Found in the wild across much of South and Southeast Asia, including India, Nepal, Indonesia, and southern China, it is also regarded as native in…

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ICYMI


In case you missed it Lucy Morrow, chef at Terre Rouge, was chosen as one of eight Canadian chefs to cook for over 250 business owners at the Fortune Global Forum on October 15, which was hosted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Congratulations to chef Irwin MacKinnon won the Great Kitchen Party Regional Chef Challenge held in Moncton. He will…

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GOVERNMENTS TRIGGER AGRISTABILITY PROGRAM


Late participation available for PEI farmers affected by June frosts Agriculture is essential to the rural way of life on Prince Edward Island. Governments remain committed to the continued expansion and success of the PEI agricultural sector by ensuring producers have the tools they need to manage significant risks that threaten the viability of their farms. The Canadian Agricultural Partnership…

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WTF?


What’s that food? Sometimes it is simply enjoyable to grow unique plants in your garden. The cucamelon fits that bill perfectly. Cucamelon seeds produce vines that could be mistaken for English ivy if you don’t look too closely, but the fruits are cute and novel, with their miniature watermelon appearance. The fruit is about the size of a grape when…

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ICYMI


In case you missed it September brought a tragic reminder to us all, with the deaths of two lobster fishermen from Tignish. They died when their boat, the Kyla Anne, capsized on its way back to port. A third crew member was able to swim nearly 90 minutes to shore, but Captain Glen DesRoches and Maurice (Moe) Getson did not.…

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IN THE KITCHEN


A quick Q & A with some of PEI’s best talents In September our Island abounds with phenomenal food events as the PEI Fall Flavours Festival kicks into high gear. Island chefs pair with other chefs from across Canada during this month, but we caught up with some women who are killing it in the kitchen, not just in September,…

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WTF?


what’s that food? What happens when you decide to experiment with a byproduct of your crops? For one Island farm, you end up with a unique and exclusive food that could potentially take the culinary world by storm. Black Pearls are a food product that came from thinking outside the box, taking the corms that grow on an Elephant Garlic…

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ICYMI


An early August hail and rain storm damaged crops and property across the Island. Hail the size of marbles to golf balls fell in the middle of a torrential downpour and caused havoc. Power outages also resulted in some restaurants having to close on a Friday night, typically a busy time for most. PEI Food Share has made changes to…

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BEST OF SEA WINNERS


Seafood competition names PEI Chef awards Chic Chef of the Year Jesse MacDonald, David’s at Rodd’s Crowbush 1st Runner Up-Chef Jeff Doucette, Mavor’s Restaurant 2nd Runner Up-Chef Irwin MacKinnon, Papa Joe’s Restaurant 3rd Runner Up-Chef Jamie Power, Blue Mussel Café 4th Runner Up-Chef Patrick Young, Dundee Arms   The APPsolute Seafood Starter – Judge’s choice Jesse MacDonald, David’s at Rodd’s…

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