I just came back from a glorious four-day, epic gastronomic adventure in Prince Edward Island (PEI… or PIE if you’re food dyslexic like me!). My daughter always wanted to visit this pastoral maritime province ever since she first read Anne of Green Gables as a child, so off we went to explore this jewel bathing in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
PEI is renowned for its seafood and potatoes, so made sure we indulged in the best of the best while there. When we weren’t savouring the culinary delights, we took in the province’s natural wonders and revelled in its cultural heritage.
I’d like to say I consistently stuck to The 8 Hour Diet while on vacation, but it was near impossible as the 73-year-old, Scottish gran who ran the B&B insisted on making us a “proper” breakfast every morning before we set out for a day of sightseeing. It was impossible to refuse her, but holy moly, the sweet woman only knew how to make one thing – CARBS! Toast, scones, muffins, oatcakes, and croissants. Thank goodness, we walked for hours every day to burn it off!
The B&B was a mere three blocks from Charlottetown’s main street and we were fortunate to enjoy the Canada Day celebrations in the very birthplace of Confederation!
I didn’t keep a food journal this week, but I did take a lot of photos of what we ate instead. I wasn’t disappointed in a single dish – everything was bursting with flavour, even the slimy oysters, which I had for the very first time ever!