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Stratford Sticks Together

24 Oct

You hear about restaurant owners leaving negative Yelp reviews for competitors or undercutting them till it hurts. But in an industry that’s already challenging for its long hours, high-pressure environment and financial perils thanks to changing economic and dining trends, […]

Cheryl Blake’s Lassie Tarts

19 Aug

Chery Blake gets up at 4 am every morning to make the tarts, cakes and cookies at Flat Earth Outpost, the first and only coffee shop and roastery on Fogo Island, Newfoundland. She refused the job at first. Cheryl met […]

Mona Brown’s Fogo Island

15 Aug

“I grew up one of six siblings—three girls and three boys. During the day our mother and several other ladies would go out berry picking. They’d mark the trail with blue ribbons, so when we got home from school, we’d […]

An Island Chef’s Guide to Wild Greens

13 Aug

If you see Fogo Island Inn chef Murray McDonald crawling around scanning the rocks near the inn, don’t worry. He has neither lost his mind nor a contact lens, he is looking for wild plants for the evening menu. The […]

A Newfoundland Lemonade Stand

12 Aug

After hiking into Joe Batt’s Arm today, I suspected this adorable lemonade stand was a mirage. I was desperate for a cool drink, so I was pretty disappointed on approaching to see that while the business was real, its CLOSED sign was up.

A Walk on the Wild Side

12 Aug

I’m staying in the Irish community of Tilting on Fogo Island. It’s a place of leaning fences, rust fishing stages and patchwork quilts on lines. The people here speak with more of a lilt and are known for their singing […]

Grocery Shopping on Fogo Island

10 Aug

Winston Osmond is an acrylics painter and organic farmer living in Shoal Bay. He took me round his veggie garden and harvested a mixed bag, scissors and trowel in hand. I left with rain-splashed kale; fat, yellow zucchini; squeaky onions; and sweet, soily carrots–some of them as leggy as squid.