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Butcher & Butcher is a source for PEI meats //photo credit: Cheryl Young/Salty


Small scale butcheries and meat producers finding markets beyond PEI FOREWORD: The following article was written and submitted to Salty back in March when it was still possible to walk into any shop without regarding every other human being and touchable surface as a potential disease vector. If the pandemic has any silver lining, it’s that it has made visible…

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Taking the free-range philosophy to heart at Saoirse Farms Drive down a side road that is a patchwork of old asphalt, potholes, and frost heaves in eastern PEI for a few bone-jarring kilometres and you will find Saoirse Farms. It’s a chilly but sunny April afternoon when I cautiously make my way to the farm to meet with former NDP…

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The Salty Chef – Brining

Brining is one of those cooking techniques that some shy away from because it sounds complicated, and difficult. But it can be one of the simplest ways to prepare food for consumption. You can brine fruit, vegetables, fish, meat, even cheese. At its most involved there are related techniques like curing and fermenting, which can be challenging. But brining meat…

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