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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Much More than Salad


Veg It Up! returns to focus Island appetites on vegan cuisine Vegans, rejoice! If you’re an Island restaurant-goer, you’ve likely seen an uptick in vegan dishes available on menus, but perhaps you’ve been yearning for something bigger and bolder. Well, look no further. The 2nd annual Veg It Up! event, taking place September 22 to 30, offers veg-lovers the opportunity…

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Spuds in the Spotlight


Potato warehouse transforms into a unique venue for Fall Flavours event Potatoes. There’s no denying the tuber is one of PEI’s biggest claims to fame. And we certainly haven’t shied away from celebrating this edible Island icon with songs (cue Bud the Spud), cookbooks, and souvenirs. Hey, we even have an entire museum dedicated to the potato—it’s in O’Leary in…

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Eat to Beat the Heat


A hot summer can dry us out, creating sensations of thirst, overheating, headache and inflammation. While drinking plenty of water is key, there are certain foods that can help to cool and moisten our systems and help us maintain balance in the summer heat and throughout the year too. Many of these hydrating foods are, happily, in season and can…

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Going the Extra Mile While Buying Close to Home


Sobeys demonstrates commitment to local with flexible distribution chain, sponsorships of local events, and an on-the-ground “local food scout” 100 mile diet. Buy local. Join the locavore movement. Support your farmers. Consumers are bombarded with messaging about how buying close to home is better for the planet, their health, the local economy. While marketing-savvy companies are incorporating this message into…

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Bivalve Love


PEI delicacy comes out of its shell One hundred and seventeen years ago the Malpeque oyster was proclaimed “the Best Oyster in the World” at the 1900 World’s Fair in Paris. It’s still considered the best by many in the culinary world. If you haven’t had the pleasure this year’s Feast and Frolic dinner at the PEI International Shellfish Festival…

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A Simple Farmhouse


The rustic charm of Sir Andrew Macphail Homestead Sir Andrew Macphail Homestead in Orwell, PEI offers a welcome place of respite that will feed the soul and fill the belly. The historical property is best known as the homestead of the Macphail family, headed by the illustrious Canadian scholar, Sir Andrew, who purchased it in 1864. The home remained in…

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Counting Sheep


Pursuing ambitious land stewardship goals through pasture lambing “I am a grass farmer,” Adam MacLean tells me. We’re standing adjacent to an idyllic piece of green pasture in South Melville, tucked away off one of the Island’s many country roads. The field is full of ewes and lambs—282 four-legged ruminators to be precise—happily grazing the land. Pairs of lambs intermittently…

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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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