Browsing Category : Food Skills

Seed for Thought


Brian and Lorna McMaster, The Taco Farmers, want you to save your seeds The Taco Farmers. The name is pretty spot on when you consider that Lorna and Brian McMaster grow nearly 100 per cent of the ingredients for the menu of their taco-centric booth at the Charlottetown Farmers’ Market. However, what you may not realize is that your tortilla…

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Stepping Up to the Plate


Planting the seeds for better food security on PEI The PEI Food Exchange is graduating its fourth cohort of Community Food Mentors this fall. This iteration of the program focused on providing participants with knowledge and skills in gardening. It marks just one of the many activities this grassroots organization has undertaken to address food insecurity on the Island. A…

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Experience PEI


PEI Island food at the heart of experiential tourism business “The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly without fear for richer and newer experience.” Eleanor Roosevelt For many Islanders, the prospect of doing farm chores or tonging for oysters is likely to conjure up some choice thoughts…

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A Pageant with a Purpose


New Glasgow’s River Clyde buoyed by support of creatives, chefs, newcomers, and community Following a successful inaugural year in 2016, it was hard for co-creators Ker Wells and Megan Stewart to imagine not doing the River Clyde Pageant again this year. The outdoor travelling performance provides an entertaining and educational tour along the banks of the River Clyde in New…

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Red cooked lobster displayed on cutting board.

The Little Island Kitchen – Lobster


It’s pretty hard to envision Prince Edward Island without a bright red lobster wiggling its way into the picture. It is a ubiquitous marketing symbol for the province and the lobster industry remains an important one for the Island economy and livelihood of many Islanders. And though we Islanders know it’s right at home as star of the “feed” as…

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Profile picture of Sara Sadat and Akbar Sadat at their restaurant

Observing Halal


Ensuring traditional meat options are available on PEI When Akbar Sadat and his wife, Sara, moved to PEI as refugees in 2007, they were able to get halal meat from the local mosque, but there was very little available. After some asking around, he was able to make a connection with the people at Shaw Meats who allowed him to…

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An Homage to Herbs


Adding zest to your garden and palate The unsung heroes of the culinary world, a cornerstone of traditional medicine, a dream come true for beginner gardeners and experienced farmers too – herbs are all of these things and more, yet they don’t often get the accolades they deserve. Most of us are familiar with the stars of the herb world…

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Two children and an adult with life jackets on in a boat fishing.

Angling For a Fresh Meal


Fishing for food can be a fun, family-friendly affair Food doesn’t get much more local or fresh than when one catches a fish in one of Prince Edward Island’s great fishing holes. It is that time of year when people dig out their rods and reels and head to the waters with the hope of hauling in “the big one”.…

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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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