Author Archives : Salty Staff

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The latest session of the PEI Legislature began in mid-June with the traditional Throne Speech, read by the Honourable Antoinette Perry, Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island. The new minority PC government highlighted several areas they plan to address which will be of interest to our farmers, fishers, students, and advocates for poverty reduction and environmental issues. They include: support…

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PEI CRAFT BEER WEEK


The Island’s breweries come together for inaugural celebration of craft beer The first week of June marks the first PEI Craft Beer Week. Spearheaded by the PEI Craft Brewers Alliance, it will showcase our Island craft breweries from west to east. On day one, beer buses will travel between the breweries with different brewery start points, allowing beer lovers the…

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2019 FALL FLAVOURS BIGGER THAN EVER


Additional week added to PEI’s annual foodie festival As the old saying goes, ‘you can’t have too much of a good thing,’ and PEI’s annual Fall Flavours Festival is taking that expression to heart. The festival is adding an extra week to their schedule this year, with more new events across the Island to enjoy. Starting on August 30, the…

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ICYMI


In case you missed it Prince Edward Island’s 33rd Premier Dennis King and new members of Executive Council were sworn in during a ceremony in Georgetown early last month. “I am honoured to serve as Premier of Prince Edward Island, and I look forward to working with the new members of cabinet,” King said. “We have been presented with a…

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LEADERS’ COOK OFF


Which dish would have won? With a minority government in power let’s take a sample of what fueled the leaders of our main parties. We asked each leader what their favourite recipe was; either one they made themselves or one someone made for them. We got a nice variety of dishes and all of them are perfect to warm-up as…

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In case you missed it Congratulations to Kyle and Bryan Maynard, of Farmboys Inc, who were recipients of the second annual Food & Farming Champion Award. The award is presented to an individual, organization, or business who has taken the initiative to engage with consumers in a conversation about food and farming in PEI. The Champion is someone who is…

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THE SALTY CHEF-COCKTAILS


Cocktails There’s some dispute about where and when the first cocktail was created, but most will put it around the late 1700s. An 1806 publication from New York has this interesting description: “Cock-tail is a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters—it is vulgarly called bittered sling, and is supposed to be an excellent electioneering…

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In case you missed it Looking for a summer job in the culinary world? Now’s the time to start looking—many restaurants and food businesses need to fill positions for the busy summer season. Keep an eye on social media and job sites, there’s lots to chose from. Nominations are now being accepted for Food and Farm Care PEI’s ‘Food &…

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WTF?


(what’s that food?) Take a look around the root vegetable section of your grocery store and you will probably see some cassava tucked in amongst the potatoes. This brown tuber is also called manioc, yuca, and macaxeira along with other names, and is native to Brazil. It is a starchy root that is a major staple for many people worldwide,…

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