Wingin’ It

Kathy Birt

Kathy Birt’s cookbook, aptly titled Wingin’ It, “took five years of tasting and testing wings recipes.” The idea came to Birt in 2015 when her...

Local lessons

Shopping the pandemic

On a whim we decided to take a drive to Kelly’s Cross. I heard that someone was selling asparagus out there. Asparagus is my favourite vegetable. We...

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Island brewers find ways to keep your whistles wet

In March, Island brewers would take time to reflect on the previous summer and plan for how they will make the most of the coming warmer months. The i...

An Acadian experience

Felix Arsenault recounts his passion for cooking

“I’ll tell you the story of how I started cooking,” says Felix Arsenault. This is just one of the stories I heard during my delightful visit to ...

Curbed enthusiasm

It’s good to be writing for The Buzz again! We’ve been through a lot together as a community and while it’s definitely not over, it is very good...

Benefit of a stout

Every year, March provides the first indication we have survived yet another winter. We all did fairly well and should give ourselves a pat on the bac...

Soup for you!

I’ve very much enjoyed this winter so far (so far being essential, I’m sure I’ll be complaining by the end of March). We’ve had few very cold ...

Brewery Battle

Hopyard hosts eight PEI breweries in friendly competition

After ringing in the end of another successful year, Charlottetown’s beloved beer institution Hopyard has dreamt up another series of great beer eve...

Slayin’ it

With Valentine’s Day (or Galentine’s Day or whatever you choose to celebrate or not) coming up I thought I’d take the chance to take a look at w...

Pop-up tastings

Not only a new year, but a whole new decade is upon us. As we all settle into our winter routines, I thought I would take a look at some of the cool p...

Island Hop Company

Josh Mayich grows hops in Mount Albion for 2020 harvest

Under the winters frozen blanket of ice and snow, the Islands soil and those who farm it look forward to the warm months that bring new growth. One pa...

Uncle Mike’s vision

Mike Perry opens The Crazy Gringo in Summerside

Mike Perry Jr. has a vision and a life credo, “When you do the right thing, good things happen.” Mike obviously is doing the right thing. Good thi...

Holiday shopping

The holiday season is upon us, so I wanted to talk about my holiday favourites and some of the best places to get supplies. Holiday entertaining is ...

‘Twas the month

‘Twas the month before Christmas in fair Charlottetown, And folx were just itching for a chance to “get down”; Christmas parties been planned,...

The yeast family

The key ingredient in the brewing process

Last month we took a look at the brewing process and what a brewer does each brewday in order to create wort, the bittersweet liquid that brewers yeas...

A list of my faves

Summer is over and most of the seasonal restaurants are closed. It’s always a bittersweet time of year, so many seasonal places close, but we also h...

Let’s Get Cooking

Cooking video series launched at Tremploy

A collection of cooking videos designed to help people with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities was launched at Tremploy recently. The series...

In the brewhouse

A brewer has a few key tasks they need to accomplish in a work day. Number one (forever and always) is clean! The cleanliness in a brewery is paramoun...

Forage returns

Food tourism event scheduled for October 17 & 18

Forage, a food tourism training and experiential event, returns to PEI October 17 to 18 with a schedule of speakers, interactive workshops, and culina...

Fall Flavours

What’s new for 2019?

This year, organizers of PEI’s Fall Flavours Festival just couldn’t jam everything into one month, so they have added an extra week to the Festiva...

The taste of sour

Beer sours are a trend at Island breweries

With the constant demand for unique beers, brewers are always looking to find a new spin. It’s been known for a long time that beer can become sour,...

Is anything more delectable?

Summer is flying by but there’s still plenty of time to get out there to enjoy the beach and eat on a patio. One of the best things to do following ...

Lone Oak Brewing

Craft beer business to open in Gateway Village

A new brewery is currently under construction in Borden-Carleton’s Gateway Village. Led by three young entrepreneurs, Lone Oak Brewing is looking to...

New cider launched

Double Hill Cidery in Caledonia

Caledonia-based Double Hill Cidery announces the launch of their first product—The “Nomad” cider. It is now available in liquor stores across PE...

The best chefs

Canadian and American chefs in culinary competitions

Oysters, mussels and lobster take centre stage during PEI’s Internationial Shellfish Festival September 19 to 22. Join chefs Lynn Crawford and Micha...

Cuisine by the sea

Summer is (mostly) here! With so many amazing seasonal restaurants I thought I’d talk about a few of those spots and some of the other highlights of...

Anncademy Awards

Audience reactions to Feast Dinner Theatre in Summerside

There’s an ear-splitting cackle that sends tables erupting in laughter as the character Imogen, a grumpy old woman, hunches over the microphone as t...

In the Wake of the Tale

River Clyde Pageant in New Glasgow

In the Wake of the Tale is the fourth edition of The River Clyde Pageant, the annual outdoor spectacle on land and water in New Glasgow. The River Cly...

Gift to Holland College

Danny and Kevin Murphy donate to Culinary Institute

Brothers Danny and Kevin Murphy were honoured by Holland College recently with the naming of the Danny & Kevin Murphy Café and Commons at the Tou...

Baby mussels

It was the strangest thing. The tide was out and we were taking a walk across the Cove, glorying in the sunset and the feeling of being warm! when we ...

Patio season

I’m very happy to declare that patio season is finally upon us! This month, I’m going to take the opportunity to look at some old favourites and s...

Red Island Cider

New facility opens in Charlottetown

A new addition made its way into the PEI beverage scene early this Summer. Business partners James Van Toever and Robert van Waarden launched ‘Red I...

We Are The Champions

Feast Dinner Theatre

Summerside Feast Dinner Theatre cast is ready to whip out one-liners, sing, play, and serve, the musical comedy We Are the Champions. J. Adam Basset...

Winning Wine

A local craft wine business, John’s Home Brew Store, has continued to win awards at the Wine Maker Magazine International Winemaking Competition. To...

1st Annual PEI Craft Beer Week

June 1–8

PEI Craft Beer Alliance will present PEI Craft Beer Week June 1 to 8 in partnership with PEI Liquor, Food Island Partnership, and Tourism PEI. Events ...

PEI’s Most Loved Burger

For the April 2019 edition of Burger Love the winner of Most Loved Burger, decided by fans from online voting, is Phinley’s Restaurant in Stratford ...

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