Field Trips

  • Dave’s Lobster – Charlottetown’s Newest Lobster Roll and Taco Eatery May 6, 2014Tonight, I have some mouth-watering photos for you featuring one of PEI’s most famous foods (and certainly one of my favorites) — lobster! It’s always exciting when a new eatery opens in town.  I was fortunate enough to have been invited to this evening’s pre-opening event for Charlottetown’s newest restaurant featuring lobster rolls and tacos. I thought ...
  • Gardeners: It’s Time to Make Seed Selections – A Visit to Vesey’s Seed Company in York, PEI April 8, 2014 My family has a long history of planting Vesey’s seeds.  I well remember my grandmother receiving, by mail, the white envelope bearing the Vesey’s seed catalogue. She would spend many an hour perusing the catalogue, marking an “x” beside the seeds she planned to order and turning down the relevant pages. Now, this might not seem strange ...
  • J.J. Stewart Foods and Soda Company – Fine Island Flavors March 26, 2014  I am always thrilled when I discover products made on PEI.  I recently paid a visit to the small commercial kitchen of J.J. Stewart Foods and Soda Company in Stratford, PEI, where I met with owners and sole employees of the company, Heather and Thom MacMillan. Under the brand label of J.J. Stewart, the MacMillans ...
  • What’s Brewing at the Prince Edward Island Brewing Co. in Charlottetown, PEI? March 20, 2014Prince Edward Island is well known for its seafood and potatoes, both of which are major industries on the Island.  However, what many of you may not know is that there is an emerging industry on the Island that involves beverage making.  Blueberry juice, apple cider, cranberry juice, wine-making, spirit distilling, and beer-brewing are all ...
  • From Field to Table: Potato Growing and Harvesting in Prince Edward Island November 7, 2013 The PEI potato harvesting season has drawn to a close for another year – the spuds are out of the ground and on their way to a multitude of uses.  Part of my objective with this food blog is to showcase food products produced on PEI and the producers and farmers behind them.  In this ...
  • Afternoon Tea in London! October 28, 2013As those of you who regularly follow my blog will already know, I love a classic afternoon tea….the more formal, grand, and elegant, the better. On previous trips to London, England, I always seemed to miss out on classic afternoon teas for one reason or another.  I certainly had had cream teas (scones, clotted cream, strawberry ...
  • Toes, Taps & Taters: A Barn Dance and Kitchen Party in O’Leary, PEI September 29, 2013Ever been to a huge PEI barn dance/kitchen party?  That was the theme for the Toes, Taps & Taters Fall Flavours culinary event in O’Leary, PEI, on September 27, 2013. This was the first year for this signature Fall Flavours event.  The location was a logical and fitting one at the Canadian Potato Museum in O’Leary, ...
  • Can You Say Cheese? You Could if You Were at The Great Island Grilled Cheese Challenge in PEI September 25, 2013 On a beautiful, warm and sunny Sunday afternoon in September, I went to the 2nd Annual Great Island Grilled Cheese Challenge event on the grounds of the COWS CREAMERY in North River, PEI.  This was a signature event of the annual Fall Flavours Festival that has been happening across PEI this entire month. A large white ...
  • Through the Drills at Jen and Derek Campbell’s Organic Farm in Wilmot Valley, PEI September 21, 2013In August, I visited the farm of Jen and Derek Campbell in Wilmot Valley, just outside Summerside, Prince Edward Island.  I delayed posting this story until now because I wanted to publish it during National Organic Week in Canada which runs from September 21-28, 2013. The Campbells are organic farmers and grow the most amazing variety ...
  • Applelicious — Dining in an Apple Orchard in Arlington, PEI September 15, 2013 On Saturday, September 14th, I headed to Arlington, west of the City of Summerside, for another PEI Fall Flavors signature event – “Applelicious – Meal in the Field”.  This is my second Fall Flavors event this year. What better place to erect a huge white tent as the venue for a sumptuous dinner than in the ...

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