BEHIND THE LINES


Tales from the service industry Welcome to what we hope is the first installment of Behind the Line. We’d like you to be a part of this series by submitting first hand experiences of imperious bosses, difficult guests, and your own and others’ stupidity. Please send stories to grippingkitchentales@gmail.com. I will start with a couple of my own stories of…

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STEPPING UP TO THE PLATE


A Sun Life advisor’s perspective as company holds inaugural food drive Across PEI, food drives have become a common way to fill food bank shelves and provide needed staples. The traditional holiday season rush to fill Christmas hampers has needed to evolve into a year-round cycle. May was a busy month for food drives, with a local group, Gifts from…

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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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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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