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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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Eel It was the cold dead of winter and I was home for a visit to PEI from my new home in Amsterdam. With only a few days before heading back, I had made plans to cook with my friend, John Bil. John suggested that we thaw some eel he froze a few months earlier. I had eaten plenty of…

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Christmas Desserts Plum Pudding Melissa Sobey A warm plum pudding is my traditional Christmas dessert of choice. It nostalgically feeds my sweet tooth, as it does with many Islanders of British or Irish heritage. Christmas dinner just wouldn’t be complete without a rich pudding and a dreamy self-induced food coma on the couch. If you have never had plum pudding…

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Roasting A great, simple cooking method to master in your kitchen is roasting. This way of cooking uses an oven and foods that have a solid structure (think meat and firm vegetables). Requiring a higher temperature (400°F and above), roasting can create a browned, flavorful “crust” on the outside of the food being cooked. Typically done in an open, uncovered…

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NEW VIDEO COOKBOOK


Book and online video series helps independent living The cafeteria at Tremploy in Charlottetown was standing room only for the launch of an ambitious new project aimed at helping people with intellectual challenges live more independently. A collection of cooking videos was created in partnership with Public Health Office of the PEI Department of Health and Wellness, the PEI Association…

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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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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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Feeding a Fever… Spring Fever! As the daylight hours and my waistband steadily increase, I begin to crave fresh, lighter fare. The heavier “stick-to-your-ribs” favorites that were tempting months ago have lost their appeal. May can be quite chilly, so I’m not willing to cut out comfort foods entirely but find a balance and ease into a new season. I…

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LEADERS’ COOK OFF


Which dish would have won? With a minority government in power let’s take a sample of what fueled the leaders of our main parties. We asked each leader what their favourite recipe was; either one they made themselves or one someone made for them. We got a nice variety of dishes and all of them are perfect to warm-up as…

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MAKING YOUR OWN EDIBLES WITH CANNABUTTER


Legally purchased cannabis can mean new food options to experiment with Cannabis-infused butter is a versatile and delicious alternative to smoking or vaping your legally-obtained cannabis. Known as cannabutter, it can be made with regular butter or ghee, a clarified butter commonly available in stores. Once your cannabutter is made, you can use it in a variety of ways. This…

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