Browsing Category : Beverages

White or Red?


Prince Edward Island native Lesley Quinn to compete in Canadian National Sommelier Competition Somm. Short for sommelier. Short for wine steward. Short for best job ever. Definitely not a gig my high school guidance counsellor offered up as an option. So when I met Lesley Quinn, I had a lot of questions. Quinn’s the sommelier at Halifax’s Barrington Steakhouse and…

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Steeped in Tradition


Growing popularity of brews inspire Island tea entrepreneurs Whether it’s two for tea, an elegant high tea party, or an after-dinner ritual, tea and all that it encompasses has made a resurgence in recent years. From national chains like David’s Tea to chic teahouses offering flights of tea to celebrity-endorsed ‘beauty’ teas, it’s clear this humble beverage has become en…

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Barnone Brewery Field Trip


A Salty field trip was long overdue for our intrepid team. With summer on the horizon I couldn’t think of a better excursion than a road trip to Barnone Brewery in Rose Valley for Thursday growler night. The only catch? Everyone who joined would have to capture their experience in a vignette of words or images. The result of Salty’s…

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Rhubarb stalks in bowl and background

The Little Island Kitchen – Rhubarb


Tart enough to pucker your lips and pink as a blushing cheek, rhubarb is one of my favourite things and is an old staple of spring cooking on Prince Edward Island. From jams and compotes to pies and crumbles, and even a fresh stalk cheerfully dipped in sugar, rhubarb appears in some of the most iconic sweets from the annals…

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Brewing Up a Passion for Beer


Homebrewing team, Green Willy & Co., creates award-winning Winter Warmer, Solstice A passion for beer is shared amongst many Islanders, but for Green Willy the love of beer is an all-consuming one that goes well beyond simply drinking the good stuff. This self-named homebrewing team comprised of Jonathan Green, William Panting, Clayton Harding, and Jaime Venturini has been fermenting and…

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Little Island Kitchen – Beer


There’s an old saying that you shouldn’t cook with any wine you wouldn’t happily drink, and in my books the same should definitely go for beer. Luckily, Prince Edward Island is a burgeoning hotspot for the brewing scene. Breweries are dotted across the Island, and are producing a delicious variety of beers, from lagers and witbier to bitters and stouts,…

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Brewing Up a Love for Kombucha


Heart Beet Organics introducing many Islanders to ancient fermented tea beverage I have arrived at the epicentre of the Island’s kombucha revolution, located at Heart Beet Organics in Darlington, PEI. The women behind the operation, Verena Varga and Amy Smith, have invited me to their cozy farmstead to learn more about their latest fermentation endeavours. As Varga serves me a…

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