Author Archives : Salty Staff

Who Will Be Best Of Sea?


Seafood dish competition starts at PEI restaurants PEI is known for its wonderful diversity of seafood, from the ever popular lobster and oysters, to fresh mussels, halibut, eels, and other fish. It’s only fitting that that Island restaurants play host to a month-long competition focussed on these fruits of the sea. This June, 18 restaurants across Prince Edward Island are…

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Share a Little, Share a Lot


PEI Food Share looking for more volunteers First founded in 2015 by Christy Morgan to help cut down on food waste, PEI Food Share has continued to grow over the past few years, an unfortunate testament to the fact that many people in PEI suffer from food insecurity. Heather Coles stepped into Morgan’s shoes in 2017, and with the help…

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Better than a Poke in the Eye


New takeaway serving up an Island twist on a Polynesian dish First, let’s set the record straight: there are many iterations and spellings, but the pronunciation is always PO-KEH. If one really wants to impress their friends, they should consult the YouTube video by KaiKalaPro where he explains the full pronunciation and origins of the word. So why would one…

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Hustling Handpies


Local food producer re-opens in Albany Chef Sarah Bennetto O’Brien is thrilled to be finally open at her new location in Albany, PEI. In February she discovered, post moving, that her new location in Borden-Carleton wasn’t suitable for the business’ needs. That meant she was on the hunt for a new spot from which to create and sell her handpies…

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WTF?


(what’s that food?) Looking at a jackfruit you may wonder what exactly you can do with such a monster. Its greenish-yellow bumpy exterior hides a sweet inside with edible seeds and flesh that can be used in many ways. Commonly enjoyed in South and Southeast Asian cuisines, the jackfruit tree is widely cultivated throughout the tropical regions of the world.…

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Island Farmers Using the Alternative Land Use Service


Government program focuses on environment Charles Murphy is no stranger to agriculture. For 50 years he has been growing seed potatoes, wheat, and non-GMO soybeans in China Point, east of Stratford. Since the arrival of the first Murphy family ancestors from Ireland in the early 1800s, six generations have farmed this land. Charles and his wife, Wilhelmena, purchased the family…

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Congratulations!


A big congratulations to Dr Katherine Bell on being given the Award of Excellence from the College of Family Physicians for Prince Edward Island. You may recall that Dr Bell has written numerous articles for Salty, something she manages to do in the little spare time she has! The Awards of Excellence recognize CFPC members who, in the past 12…

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ICYMI


(In case you missed it) Caron Prins, aka “The Queen of Fries” is moving her Chip Shack from Prince St in Charlottetown to the waters of the Charlottetown Harbour. The Chip Shack will be placed on a barge and then permanently docked at the Charlottetown Marina as a floating restaurant. Farmers across the Island have been frustrated by vehicles driving…

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WTF (What’s That Food?)


Banana Flower Banana flower is, as the name suggests, the blossom of a banana tree. If left on the tree, they would eventually develop into bananas. It is largely considered to be a vegetable in many parts of the world, especially Southeast Asia. Bananas themselves are the 4th largest fruit crop worldwide. Found in many Asian food stores, the flower…

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ICYMI


Well-known fisherman, Norman Peters, of North Rustico passed away in April. The “Bearded Skipper”, Peters was a fixture at the North Rustico harbour, where he fished lobster and ran tours in the off-season. Active in his community, he helped re-launch the Summerside Lobster Festival last year and was instrumental in the development of the fisheries museum in North Rustico. The…

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