Browsing Category : Spices

WTF?


(what’s that food) Grab a bag of these peppers and be prepared to enjoy their unique flavour. Native to China, the name would suggest that they are related to the black peppercorn (native to India), however these spices are not related. Sichuan peppercorns are the dried berries of a rue plant, not peppercorns at all. The rue plant falls into…

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Some Like It Hot


Warming up to Indian cuisine in PEI’s capital There’s been something special in the air in Charlottetown lately, and it’s not just the remnants of Christmas spirit. How about freshly baked naan and the scent of richly spiced curries that have been simmering into perfection? The alluring smell of Indian food is now more common and recognizable in Charlottetown than…

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Savour the Flavour


Zesty herb favourite in Atlantic Canada The distinctive flavour of summer savory is an Atlantic Canadian tradition for many families, but for Kevin Ryan, the popular herb is a family tradition in more ways than one. Bona Vista Summer Savory, located in South Pinette, PEI, is a small operation run by Ryan and his family–wife Marcella, and children Seamus, 8,…

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With a Grain of Salt…


PEI Sea Salt Company launches From the waters of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence on the north shore of P.E.I. comes a sea-salty new business that two Island entrepreneurs dove right into. “The PEI Sea Salt Company – it automatically identifies us as local, and we’re all about local,” said co-founder, Darren Blanchard. Blanchard originally got into the sea salt…

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Namaste Lamb, Fall Flavours September 23, 2017


Namaste. For many westerners, the first exposure to the greeting is usually associated with yoga. The word conjures up feelings of being peaceful, tranquil. But the addition of a little four letter word changes everything. Lamb. Pairing up namaste and lamb, the evening got a whole lot spicier. In India, namaste is a not really a yoga-related term at all.…

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Back to the grind


Kate Lee, the Spice Lady of PEI, adds flavour to the local retail landscape Kate Lee’s obsession with spices began with a fervent search for the perfect shawarma spice mix when she was just 19 and working at the Town & Country restaurant in Charlottetown. While the family that ran the restaurant shared many recipes with her, the concoction of…

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