Joy & Bryan from Charlottetown, P.E.I.

We had to cancel a BBQ earlier this summer with our good friends, so this is a perfect reason to gather again and celebrate friendship.

One of my favourite summer recipes is salmon with lavender and mustard. I’m not sure whose recipe I adapted, but it includes fresh lavender leaves, chopped and mixed with mustard, which is used to marinate the salmon. After BBQing, it’s topped with a ‘marmalade’ of red peppers, onion and balsamic. I serve this with a salad Caprese, using heirloom tomatoes and bococcini. And, no PEI BBQ is complete without potatoes – and my favourite dish is a warm salad with baby PEI potatoes, honey-mustard dressing, and grilled proscuitto. I like to toss blackberries into a mesclun salad, with a bit of blue cheese and fruit dressing for a complete meal.

Most ingredients are from the wonderful Charlottetown Farmers Market, or the local Superstore. We try as much as possible to buy local or at least Canadian. The heirloom tomatoes I just bought are from Hope Produce in Alymer, ON and my favourite potato suppliers are Raymond Loo and Susan/Sandra MacKinnon (if you’re lucky enough to get them), and of course FoodTrust growers!

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