THE EDIBLE GARDEN


Nurturing your garden Once you finally get to the summer weather in July, the planting is complete and you can concentrate on helping your veggies grow. It is important to continue to keep ahead of the weeds. If you planted too much, which is easy to do for both new and experienced gardeners, you may find weeding difficult. If so,…

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ICYMI


(in case you missed it) Two Island cheese makers took home top awards last month at the Canadian Cheese Awards, held in Toronto. ADL took home 1st place for their brand of Dairy Isle cheese in the ‘Best Mild & Medium Cheddar’ and ‘‘Best Old Cheddar’ categories. Cow’s Creamery’s 3 Year Old Cheddar won three times: ‘Best Aged Cheddar’, ‘Best…

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The Doors Are Open


Opening our own retail shop So remember when I said we will be opening a shop in the summer? Well, summer is here! Not yet weather-wise really this year-argh, the cool breeze from the bay-but on the calendar today it says June 24. So this means the Maritime Marzipan retail location is open! I am sitting here behind our beautiful…

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Soaring High With Nature’s Pest Control


Jamie Stride turns his fascination of falconry into a high flying business Round Up, Prowl, Dual, Lorsban, and Orthene are familiar names in the pesticide world. But what about Sam the Saker, Hush, Hermes, Kensi, and Red? Ever heard of those before? You probably haven’t, but they are the names of Island Falconry Services’ birds and they are quite effective…

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Who Will Be Best Of Sea?


Seafood dish competition starts at PEI restaurants PEI is known for its wonderful diversity of seafood, from the ever popular lobster and oysters, to fresh mussels, halibut, eels, and other fish. It’s only fitting that that Island restaurants play host to a month-long competition focussed on these fruits of the sea. This June, 18 restaurants across Prince Edward Island are…

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Share a Little, Share a Lot


PEI Food Share looking for more volunteers First founded in 2015 by Christy Morgan to help cut down on food waste, PEI Food Share has continued to grow over the past few years, an unfortunate testament to the fact that many people in PEI suffer from food insecurity. Heather Coles stepped into Morgan’s shoes in 2017, and with the help…

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Better than a Poke in the Eye


New takeaway serving up an Island twist on a Polynesian dish First, let’s set the record straight: there are many iterations and spellings, but the pronunciation is always PO-KEH. If one really wants to impress their friends, they should consult the YouTube video by KaiKalaPro where he explains the full pronunciation and origins of the word. So why would one…

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Sweet Success


No rest in sight for bakery owners in St. Andrew’s “These are the best cinnamon rolls on PEI.” It wasn’t Ben and Sarah Charlton, the owners of Bishop’s Rest Bakery, B&B and Catering who said that to me. It was our real estate agent who brought them as a welcome gift when we moved to PEI. I’ll leave it to…

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Bluefield High Hosts AG for Life Dinner


Nurturing community through celebrating food and career exploration Rows of bench tables filled the Bluefield High School cafeteria. Each individual place setting was distinguished by a menu of the evening’s fare and carefully arranged tableware. Burlap wrapped mason jars holding small, glowing tealight candles spanned the tables. Conversation hummed at booths around the perimeter of the room. Here education, industry,…

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