Author Archives : Salty Staff

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(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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In case you missed it Congratulations to Lester and Sharon Craig of Tryon, PEI, winners of the 2018 Gerritt Loo Memorial Achievement Award. The award is presented each year during the annual ACORN regional conference, which was held in Charlottetown at the end of November. Lester and his wife Sharon are principal owners in a successful 8th-generational mixed farm. Craig…

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In Case You Missed It The accolades just keep coming for chef Irwin MacKinnon. He was awarded the 11th annual Distinguished Alumni Award from Holland College. MacKinnon graduated from The Culinary Institute of Canada, worked in Switzerland, then Germany, and returned home to PEI where he became the head chef at Papa Joe’s restaurant, a position he has held for…

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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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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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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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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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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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