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Watershed Photo Contest

The Friends of Covehead and Brackley Bays are sponsoring a photography contest that is open to any f [ ... ]

Bowl for Kids Sake needs you

You and your friends can have fun on Halloween while helping local kids reach their dreams. Register [ ... ]

Fourteen stops

Adventures along the New Year’s Levee trail

I’m Dining Out Here
by Andrew Sprague

Levee Day 2018 was supposed to be a less boisterous affair. It happened on a Monday, after all. Surely some people would stay home for fear of the cold and a long Tuesday at work. But not only were this year’s levees well attended, the crowd is changing, and a new guard is forming that will help ensure one of
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Meals, etc.

Catherine MacLellan & Friends Musical Pie-Off
February 17

The popular Catherine MacLellan & Friends Musical Pie–Off event continues with lots of fun, music, and PIE. Bring a homemade pie and a minimum $10 donation to compete for bragging rights in a variety of categories. All proceeds will be donated to a local charity (TBA). Fill your belly and your heart while contributing to a worthwhile
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Food Skills Workshop Series

In partnership with the PEI Food Exchange, the PEI COPC is hosting a workshop series intended to provide attendees with practical culinary knowledge and skills through food demos. Themes such as eating organic and local, nutritional benefits of eating organic and local, as well as basic/introductory cooking techniques will be covered. Workshops will run bi-weekly from February 15–April 26,
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How I Learned to Cook: Ilona Daniel

Ilona Daniel is a great ambassador for PEI food, a cooking instructor, a Ms. Fix-it for restaurants looking for help with their menus. She is as beautiful and exotic as her food. But, as she explains, her beginnings in the kitchen were humble.

“I guess it’s a bit of a cliché, but I learned to cook from my mother. When I was three or four she would sit me on the kitchen counter so I could watch
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Writing about food

by Ann Thurlow

I started writing for The Buzz in 2007. I said I would do it for ten years. I have just realized that anniversary slipped by with me realizing it. But a promise is a promise so I’m going to call it quits.

The reason I didn’t notice is probably because I’ve been having a lot of fun. A few years ago, Buzz editor Peter Richards gave me a chance to write about food. I love writing about
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What a good idea

What a good idea
Prince Edward Island Sea Salt Company

Chow
by Ann Thurlow

What are the chances that two guys would come up with the idea for a salt business at roughly the same time? Or let’s put it another way—why has it taken so long for anyone to refine the idea of harvesting some of the salt in all the water that surrounds us?

A couple of years ago, Darren Blanchard started a company called Black Whale, where
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At the heart

One Great Bite
by Ann Thurlow

If life had an official vegetable, I believe it should be the kohlrabi. When it is young, it is green and tender and vulnerable. Its skin has not hardened; it doesn’t take much to pierce its defenseless heart. But meet up with a kohlrabi in winter and you meet something else. The skin is tougher, the flesh gives a little more resistance. But you know what? It’s still delicious. It still has the same sweet heart.

A new Gahan House

A new Gahan House
Murphy Hospitality Group expands into Fredericton

Murphy Hospitality Group (MHG) from Prince Edward Island has announced that they have recently purchased Vault 29 in Fredericton, New Brunswick and will be bringing The Gahan House Restaurant and Brewery to Fredericton in the spring.

The restaurant, which will be located on Queen Street, will feature a 120 seat dining room, two seasonal outdoor
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Food security

Food security
United Way of PEI announces Island Food Security Grants

The United Way of PEI has approved funding for 10 Island Food Security Grants made possible thanks to the success of the 2017 PEI Burger Love campaign and the 36 restaurants that supported the Give Back Burger initiative.

The Give Back Burger initiative saw participating restaurants donate $1 for each burger sold in April to the United Way of
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Atlantic beef gift to food banks

Atlantic Beef Products and partner beef producers celebrated the rich history of beef farming on PEI and Canada 150 with a number of holiday donations of 150 kilograms of beef to PEI Food Banks across the Island.

Mike Macdonald of the Upper Room Hospitality Ministry, PEI’s central food bank said, “This donation of high quality beef in this holiday season to help meet our needs is much appreciated.
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Some Upcoming Events

Winter Island Tour

Matthew Byrne and Sherman Downey from Newfoundland March 8–11, 13 & 15
Select locations The W [ ... ]

PEI Symphony Special guests

Conductor Dinuk Wijeratne and violinist Sannu Lawt March 4
Zion Presbyterian Church The 3rd concert [ ... ]

Charlottetown Jazz Ensemble

Benefit for Anderson House February 27
The Pourhouse The Charlottetown Jazz Ensemble will perform a [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

School Break

Profile: Nikkie Gallant by Jane Ledwell Nikkie Gallant had been out of school for ten years when s [ ... ]

PEI Book Award nominations

Island authors, editors, and book producers are encouraged to apply for a PEI Book Award before Janu [ ... ]

New leadership

Small Halls Inc. celebrates 10th anniversary  Small Halls Inc., the well-known arts organizati [ ... ]