ICYMI


In case you missed it Congratulations to Kyle and Bryan Maynard, of Farmboys Inc, who were recipients of the second annual Food & Farming Champion Award. The award is presented to an individual, organization, or business who has taken the initiative to engage with consumers in a conversation about food and farming in PEI. The Champion is someone who is…

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KUDOS TO THE INN AT BAY FORTUNE’S FIREWORKS


Island restaurant makes Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants listing—moving up to take the 62nd place for 2019 The Inn at Bay Fortune’s FireWorks is the only Island restaurant to make it onto Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants list this year. Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants announced last month the 2019 ranking of Canada’s best restaurants as voted by 98 food critics, leading chefs,…

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MOTH LANE LOOKING AT EXPANSION


Owner Eric Wagner increasing production with bottled ales at the PEILCC coming this spring When Eric Wagner started making beer he was doing it to please himself and share some interesting ales with friends. He is still making beer with that in mind, it’s just become a little bigger. His brewery, Moth Lane Brewing, is undergoing some changes that will…

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TARTNESS FROM EAST TO WEST


Sometimes life opens up an opportunity for you. That’s what happened to the Sentes, owners of Fortune Bridge Brinery*. When they moved from BC to Fortune (PEI) two years ago, Jerry and Marguerite Sentes originally came to retire. But Jerry did what he always does: cook up a storm. Making his own bacon, pastrami, bratwurst, jams, and preserves has long…

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COMMUNITY-MINDED


Summerside’s Farmed Market uses their facility to make healthy school lunches In the wake of the PEI government’s announcement last fall to implement a province-wide school food program, Farmed Market and Craft Butchery owners Darcia and Jordon Burnett saw a community need for healthy school lunch options, and decided to jump in. What originally started as a meals-to-go idea has…

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THE SALTY CHEF-MAURITIAN CURRY


A mixture of curry powder, turmeric, chilies, and tomatoes in a rich curry give off an aroma that can be smelled from miles away. These flavours remind me of home and my mom’s kitchen in Mauritius. This curry holds a special place in my heart as each time I have a taste of it, it’s the warmth of home that…

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BURGERS TO BLOSSOMS AT GARDENS OF LIFE


Burger Love™ ‘Give Back Burger’ funding supports the creation of the PEI Hospice’s Gardens of Life in Charlottetown The Burger Love campaign was launched by Fresh Media in 2011 as a strategy to promote and support Island beef producers. In 2017 Burger Love introduced a new initiative, Give Back Burger, where $1 from every Burger Love burger sold at participating…

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SUCCESS WITH ABSINTHE AT NATIONAL AWARDS


Uncommon spirit is awarded top honours at the 2019 Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition last month There’s a bit of ritual involved in properly enjoying absinthe. The distilled spirit—often mistaken for a liqueur, despite being up to 75 percent alcohol—is served with three parts ice water to cut the bitterness of wormwood. The water should pour from an absinthe fountain, onto…

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EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN


Fashions come and go but fermentation is forever In spite of today’s hustle, my soul yearns for slow food traditions and the return of time-honoured classics. I value and wish to learn some of the skills mastered by our ancestors. I am not alone in my hunger of more back-to-basics food preservation and sourcing, as similar feelings echo back to…

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THE EDIBLE GARDEN


A new gardening season is finally here   We made it through another PEI winter and it’s just wonderful to see spring. In addition to annual vegetables, there are many other perennial plants that grow well in PEI and would make a good addition to your backyard garden. If you are relatively new to gardening, it would be a good…

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