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Winter Hearty Who doesn’t love an odd couple? These delicately paired flavours pack a whole lot of hearty flavour through opposites: savoury lamb and chocolately mole sauce, tart cranberries and custardy-sweetness. What better way to host a cosy winter dinner than with these recipes?! Lamb Shanks in Mole Sauce This is an intensely decadent dish that is perfect for a…

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Creams and Crèmes Sometimes the non-standardization of food and even food names can be confusing for home cooks. Scallions are green onions. Coriander is cilantro. Portobellos are cremini, or basic brown mushrooms, just grown to a larger size. And not all sour creams are the same. When made naturally, it tastes more like a rich, delicate yogurt, yet when artificially…

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BLUEBERRY SEMIFREDDO


I’ve created this rule about eating desserts at home: I will only eat them if I make them. This has led me to some great life hacks over the years. Chocolate mug cake mixes for life’s disasters? I’m ready. The best pancake dry mix to keep in my cupboard at all times for surprise guests? Handled. Where I always hit…

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Early Summer Fruit One of my summer goals is to cook and eat outdoors, avoiding steaming pots and hot ovens as much as possible. After dinner, I want a quick transition to the bonfire or calming shoreline without hate-scrubbing a mountain of dishes, doesn’t everyone? Fresh vegetables plucked from the garden at dinnertime, prepared simply, and a grilled marinated protein…

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THE SALTY CHEF


Cooking with Ale This month marks the first Craft Beer Week in Prince Edward Island with all of our currently opened breweries participating. So we thought it would be a great excuse to offer up some recipes that use beer. Cooking with beer is not something a lot of home cooks are used to although it is becoming more common.…

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THE SALTY CHEF-FAVOURITE HOLIDAY RECIPES


Food, drink, and feasting during holidays is a time honoured and traditional way to celebrate, whether it’s Diwali, Easter, Spring Festival, Hanukkah, or Christmas. Each culture finds ways to incorporate special foods and treats into their celebrations. The holiday season evokes images of laden tables full of meats, vegetables, breads, and desserts. From tourtiere, gingerbread houses, latkes, panettone, mulled drinks…

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THE SALTY CHEF-WAR CAKE


War Cake Flip through many Islanders’ cookbooks and recipe boxes, you will find a recipe for a war cake. A take on a traditional raisin spice cake, the recipe most likely passed down from generation to generation. The origins of what many know as a war cake are varied. It is believed to originated during the First World War. During…

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THE SALTY CHEF-THE GOOD BURGER


From simple to complex, the hamburger is a blank canvas Hamburgers, burgers, Hamburg steak, Salisbury steak. Only something so loved and so ubiquitous could have so many names, not to mention the myriad variations: elk burger, veggie burger, roo burger. The history of this modest lunch is a bit murky. Chopped steak and chopped steak sandwiches have been popular for…

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The Little Island Kitchen


Apples I have a bad habit that I must confess. Every year when autumn rolls in I can feel an excitement growing in my bones. The crisp and cool air swirling through the trees is like a siren call that pulls me to the orchard, with no concern for what may follow. Romantic as it sounds, this lust for orchard…

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Rhubarb stalks in bowl and background

The Little Island Kitchen – Rhubarb


Tart enough to pucker your lips and pink as a blushing cheek, rhubarb is one of my favourite things and is an old staple of spring cooking on Prince Edward Island. From jams and compotes to pies and crumbles, and even a fresh stalk cheerfully dipped in sugar, rhubarb appears in some of the most iconic sweets from the annals…

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