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2nd Annual Bottles for brain injury

The Brain Injury Association of PEI is going back to basics in fundraising and have partnered with A [ ... ]

Fun in the City’s Greenspace

City of Charlottetown’s lunchtime program called Fun in the City's Greenspace will take place in R [ ... ]

Summer lunch

Summer lunch

The Cove Journal
by JoDee Samuelson

The crows wake me before the sun comes up. Are there more crows this year or are they just noisier? Might as well accept the fact that I won’t go back to sleep; and that’s a good thing, for today our friend Marjorie is coming to lunch.

I told Marjorie that I would make a quiche: so simple, no trouble. Actually quiche is a fair bit of trouble, but it doesn’t
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The meat man

The meat man

Chow
by Ann Thurlow

Jordan Liantzakis just did something no one in PEI has done for forty years. He got a license to operate a slaughterhouse. It’s telling that it’s been that long—food production has grown from something done on family farms to something done by large companies. Jordan wants to change that, at least in his neck of the woods. 

Getting the slaughterhouse up and running is just
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Honey wine

Honey wine
The Island Honey Wine Company in Wheatley River

While there is no shortage of wine lovers in the world, and on PEI, it is rare that you will hear someone claim to be a mead lover. Charles and Laura Lipnicki of The Island Honey Wine Company in Wheatley River might just change that.

They are producing a range of mead wines that are created from ingredients produced on their 56-acre organic farm, La
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The Handpie Co.

Sarah Bennetto O’Brien at Gateway Village

#TryThisAndrew
by Andrew Sprague

My neighbour Dale made a completely unique choice when I asked him about his favourite restaurant meal on the Island. He chose the grilled cheese with potato salad from Scapes in Borden. Not that the meal itself was particularly unique, but he was the only person of all the people who wrote in or spoke to me who chose that
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Meals, etc.

Hillsborough River Gospel Brunches
Sundays

Hillsborough River Gospel Brunches at Trailside Café and Inn, Mount Stewart, run each Sunday between 10 am–2 pm until the end of August. The Grace Notes and The Brunch Prophets perform. Mount Stewart.

Toastmasters Breakfast Club
August 22 & September 12, 26

Early morning breakfast meeting of Toastmasters takes place at Smitty’s Restaurant (private room)
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Day Drift Craft Soda

Day Drift Craft Soda
New Upstreet product

Upstreet Craft Brewing has announced the introduction of Day Drift Craft Soda, a new line of craft soda that use locally sourced, all natural fruit juices, herb and botanical infusions, and fair trade, organic cane sugar. Says CEO Mitch Cobb, “So we wanted to create soda using the same artisanal approach that has proven successful with beer.”

Upstreet set out a year ago to
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Chefs compete

Chefs compete
Garland Canada Challenge at PEI Shellfish Festival

The Garland Canada International Chef Challenge returns to the PEI International Shellfish Festival, getting underway on September 15, with the semi-finals on September 16 and finals on September 17. Food Network’s Chef Lynn Crawford will return as a head judge.

Twenty-five Canadian chefs applied to the competition and eleven were selected by an
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Happy motoring

Local Food Heroes
by Ann Thurlow

One of the great things about an Island summer is the chance to get out on the roads and visit some of the many great eating places (as my grandfather used to call them). Some are year ’round, others are summer friends. Here’s some that I love, each for its own reason—all for good food.

The Yellow House—This is the second year for this fun and delicious place in
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How I learned to cook: Jaime Zehr

Submitted by Ann Thurlow

Jaime Zehr is the co-owner and chef at the Island Stone Pub in Kensington.

“I grew up on a mixed farm in southwestern Ontario. What we grew we ate and what we ate we grew. Our whole lives revolved around food; it was not unusual to be eating one meal and talking about the nest one. We were almost self-sufficient and I was taught to treat all the food we grew with respect.
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Full of butter

One Great Bite
by Ann Thurlow

She appeared from behind a wall in the little bakery. Her face was partially obscured by a bonnet but when she peeked out, she smiled. Her voice was soft – was that accent German? In front of her was an array of baking — bread, cookies, luscious pies displayed demurely in white boxes. She told us, when pressed, that her favourite was the chocolate squares. Did she
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Some Upcoming Events

Acadian Festival

Celebrating Acadian culture in Abram’s Village August 31–September 3
Abram-Village  The Ev [ ... ]

Sounds of the Island at Old Home Week

Until August 19
Eastlink Centre The Sounds of The Island takes place as part of Old Home Week from A [ ... ]

Glenda’s Kitchen

Glenda Landry’s musical cooking show  Select dates at 1:30 pm
Studio 1 Glenda Landry re [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Grit and grace

Profile: Tara MacLean by Jane Ledwell Tara MacLean-Grand’s grandmother always told her: one day, [ ... ]

Cloggeroo

Island Folk Festival back for its 4th year Cloggeroo is back for its 4th annual Island Folk Festiva [ ... ]

Fiddler’s dream

Profile: Gary Chipman by Jane Ledwell "Listening to (Don Messer and his Islanders as a kid, I was  [ ... ]