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Our inspiration: Sandi Komst gets her inspirations from all around her. She is inspired when she is grocery shopping, out for a walk, or even going into a vacant house could do it for her. In 1985, she decided she was going to take control and do what she wanted to do, and that was to just paint whether or not the career went anywhere. Painting has since been more to her than she had ever dreamed, and in doing such, she finds complete solitude. She loves walking through the woods and hiking with her camera and sketch pad.
Sandi is originally from Nova Scotia and came to the Island to visit a friend in 1977. She quickly fell in love with the people and whole Island itself, and couldnâ€™t imagine living anywhere other than in Beach Point, PEI. â€œWhen you do something you love, itâ€™s not work.â€? she says. She doesnâ€™t mind how many hours she puts into a painting, she just does it. Her piece entitled Tea Roses (seen here) was the inspiration for the ensemble on the cover of this issue.
SUMMER 2010 Volume 2, Number 4 – June 2010 Publisher Panache PEI
Written by Aimee Power Ice cream has become such a solid staple of summer on Prince Edward Island.
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Is Anne Shirley’s love for this dairy confection the cause of all this, or are we Islanders just born with an incredibly sweet tooth? Regardless, everyone has their own beloved dairy bar where they like to pick up that perfect cone.
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Bewitching Delights Written by Cassandra Bernard Photography by Katelyn Fraser
gluten-free breads are all handmade in small batches, they ask that you call in your order at least 24 hours before pick up.
Beginning long before the ‘buy local’ campaign, the cafe serves about 95 per cent of food made from scratch and displays items on the menu that contains Island products. They also promote and sell vegetarian and gluten-free options.
Apart from offering a healthy menu, The Kitchen Witch is well known for a very interesting service - tea leaf readings. The readings are available throughout the week except for Thursdays and Fridays. Debbie says that Janice, the tea leaf reader, is a Godsend and hired her on the spot the day they met. The Crowthers now think of Janice as part of their extended family, The Kitchen Witch family.
hen Debbie and Geoff Crowther reopened The Kitchen Witch nearly four years ago, they wanted to support the community that would be supporting them.
Geoff bakes all the breads and does a good portion of the cooking while Debbie does the rest as well as making homemade jams, pickles and more. Their menu includes tamales and tortillas inspired by Debbie’s Texan roots as well as some of the original recipes that were on the first owner’s menu. They make paninis and homemade soups as well. Their deserts are listed on a chalk board in the cafe and vary from day to day as they are all made from scratch in small batches. The most popular desert choices? Geoff’s cream scones with Debbie’s homemade jams and her homemade strawberry rhubarb gelato made with Island fruit are their top sellers. They offer over 50 teas and freshly ground coffee beans for each pot. They also offer some unusual sodas like Ginger Beer and, when they can get it, Dandelion and Burdock. Upon receiving a request for gluten-free items on the menu within the first weekend that they were open, the Crowthers discovered that finding these items was a big problem within restaurants on the Island. They began developing more gluten-free options, and over the winter they have put in an exclusively gluten-free kitchen with appliances kept separate from the preparation of the wheat-containing foods. They are committed to offering safe homemade gluten-free foods for the people that need it, but since both their wheat and
Janice has a very positive outlook and rarely sees anything negative in her readings. If she does, she calls it a cautionary sign and tells the person to be mindful. In their second season, a woman who visits PEI each summer returned to the cafe to have Janice read her leaves again. During her reading the year before, Janice had told the woman that she saw something in the cup that had to do with a car and that she should be mindful. That following spring, the woman started to step off a curb, but she remembered what Janice had told her. At that moment, a car came around the corner very fast. The woman said that she probably would have been hit if she hadn’t remembered Janice’s cautionary words. For a true reading, you have to be the one to drink the tea from your cup. You can’t spoon the leaves out of the pot as they have to pour naturally out of the spout. Once poured, you stir the tea, and when you take the spoon out, Janice reads the leaves and the magic begins. She also reads children’s cups as long as they drink the tea. The cafe, located at 949 Long River Road, Kensington, is open from 11am to 7pm or by reservation five days per week in June and seven days per week in July and August. They also do private parties (the tea leaf reading stagette parties are very popular) and offer tea leaf reading workshops and craft workshops. For more information or to book a reservation, call 902-886-2092.
summer lovinâ€™ Love is a breath of fresh air, when pastel hues make a pair!
Photography by Katelyn Fraser Styling by Mary-Elyn Keenan Models: Christina Hennessey & Blake Caissie Hair by Emily Beck Makeup by Savannah Belsher-MacLean Special thanks to Kelsey Cheverie, Aimee Power, Kristin Cheverie, Alisha-Marie Stephen, Angela Court, Mikey Wasnidge and Rebecca Ford for helping us fold all those cranes!
Christina looks lovely in ivory lace. Dress, $69, Pseudio; gloves, $12, lace jacket, $18, all The Greenman: Vintage and Vinyl; pink beaded necklace, $30, Nessyaâ€™s Gems and Jewels; wedge shoes, $65, Aldo; belt, earrings, rings, and headpiece, all Paper*Cakes, available at www.papercakes.ca. Blake is suave in a straw chapeau. Shirt, $98, Color Blind; undershirt worn throughout, $14, Pseudio; slip on shoes, $98, Aldo; jeans, bow tie, belt, and hat, modelâ€™s own.
Inspiration from past eras makes Christina a vision in layered crinoline. Crinoline, $12-$38, gloves, $12, all The Greenman; blouse, $29, Pseudio; shorter necklace, $25, bracelet, $20, all Nessyaâ€™s; pumps, $80, Aldo; hair clip, ring, and longer necklace, all Paper*Cakes. Blake is perfection in this polka dot dress shirt. Shirt, $30, Lou Lou Clothing and Accessories; luxurious pants, $128, Color Blind; dress shoes, $80, Aldo; bow tie and tie, modelâ€™s own.
Christina is a breath of fresh air in this white frothy dress. Dress, $79, cardigan, all Samuel & CO; studding necklace, $150, Nessyaâ€™s; belt, price upon request, crinoline (worn previously), and gloves, $12, all The Greenman; earrings, rings, and headpiece, all Paper*Cakes; sling-back flats, $45, Aldo. Blake is a leading man in his own fabulous pieces.
Daniel Roper is currently studying Wildlife Conservation Technology at Holland College. Hehas worked with local watershed groups building retaining walls to prevent erosion, tree planting, woodlot beautification and many others. He feels that getting people outside and involved in nature is the best way to begin to build some sort of foundation of interest not only about environmental concerns, but in understanding and caring for our surroundings. Panache: What is your spirit animal? Daniel: The owl - mysterious, cunning and unique. P: Who is your favorite Captain Planet character and why? D: Wheeler, because he had the est power. Fire. ...and I mean, who ever wanted to be the ‘Heart’ guy, anyway? P: What is your favorite vegetable? D: Popcorn and cornpops. P: Who is your environmental celebrity crush? D: David Suzuki’s daughter. P: What is your favorite reptile? D: Alligator Snapping Turtle because it’s the real life Bowser from Mario Bros. P: What is your idea of a romantic first date? D: Go on a hike and have a picnic. That would, in my opinion, be quite an ideal date.
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My summer pet peeve is taking my shirt off. I’m a thin man, although that’s not the adjective I prefer. I ask people to say that I’ve got a plasma build, which sounds more sleek and contemporary. Unfortunately, not as fashionable in torsos, as in televisions. I’ve been waiting since the age of fourteen for my beach body to be ready. I’m beginning to suspect that it’s never arriving. When it gets hot at the beach, and it’s time to go skins, I’m so relieved that I’m married. And there’s someone legally obliged to love me. Because when I take honest stock of my frame, I resemble the missing link between dinosaurs and birds. Pale skin stretched over pointy shoulder blades, like fledgling wings, useless for flight. Add my tendency to shriek on contact with cold water, and at the beach, I could be mistaken for a pterodactyl. Patrick Ledwell The summer on Prince Edward’s Isle. Joyous. Golden. Long-awaited. The buildup to it is like sitting through a pile of ho-hum opening bands, all day at an outdoor music fest. Then, finally, that headliner comes out that you have been bragging to all your mates about…”No no, trust me, Terry, you’ll want to stick around and hear ‘PEI Summer’…yeah yeah, they’re always sooo good. They only tour for eight weeks a year. Yeah yeah Terry… I know, listen I’m sorry we had to sit through ‘PEI Late Winter’, ‘PEI Fake-Spring’, ‘PEI Winter 2.0’, and a bunch of other crappy bands, but… holy smokes, just listen to PEI Summer!” So yes, I suppose my PEI summer pet peeve is less tangible than most. My beef with summer here is how incredible yet fleeting it is. Well, that, and the clarinet guy on Queen Street. Sheesh. Fraser McCallum Summer is a time of minimal clothing which one might assume is an indication of minimal fashion faux pas but alas, summer is the heat of fashion’s misfortune. The biggest problem I have with summer style are capris, or more specifically, manpris. John Mayer tried to make them cool by accessorizing with an anklet but it only added fuel to my fire of disgust. Capris are what happens when pants and shorts meet in the middle. It’s difficult to pinpoint why capris were invented, whether it’s to make legs look shorter, create the oddest tan lines, or to allow ankles to feel the breeze. Guys in tank tops are similar to girls in thong bathing suits, why not leave something to the imagination? Showing off your arm pit hair in public? Abrasive. Girls in belly tops give me a similar nauseous feeling. Just because Kelly Kapowski rocked it on Saved By The Bell, doesn’t give you an invitation to. I see your belly button and I raise you the rest of your shirt. Regardless of how major your summer fashion misdemeanor, at least you can always blame it on heat stroke. Keely Turner I love to eat. I love food. I love the outdoors. But as much as a try, and as much as I grin and bear it, I do not enjoy patio dining. Don’t get me wrong; the sun on your face, an ice cold cocktail in your hand and a plate of delicious food in front of you sounds as idyllic as an afternoon pony ride in Hobbiton. But throw in dive-bombing, beer-drinking wasps, bone shaking Harley Davidson engines, and phantom howling gusts that send your umbrella flying into the next table, and suddenly you’re being chased
through Mordor by axe wielding orcs. And as Frodo would tell you, that’s no fun. So save yourself the headaches and the inevitable spilled drinks, and get your ass back to the dining room table. Patios are for tourists anyway, that’s why they’re only open four months of the year. Andrew Sprague, Sketch 22 My summer pet peeve? I hate it when Demeter, the Greek goddess of abundance, gets all in a huff and becomes the Sorrowing Mother. She loses all interest in fertility so that plants languish, animals cease to multiply, drought sweeps the land, and people fear for their future. Typical. Then ya’ got friggin’ Notus, the bringer of late summer storms, destroying crops and such, and just bein’ a dick as usual. Course, never fails, Aethon, god of famine, and all those scallywags show up uninvited. And Habdonia hello? Goddess of the summer harvest? It’s s’poseda be the first harvest on the eight-spoked wheel of the year - the Lammas sabbat, right - but where is she? Nope, nowheres to be found. Jumpins, that’s aggravatin’. Lennie MacPherson, Sketch 22 My summer pet peeve is how I can’t feel safe alone at night in Charlottetown. Only a fool would venture out alone. I have heard one, not two, horrific tale and narrowly escaped my own run-in with the city’s most deadly and vicious predator: the cleverly masked raccoon. Several summers ago, a raccoon made its way onto my deck and would not leave no matter what I did (yell, shine a flashlight at its face, beg). And a friend told me that two raccoons dropped out of a tree by her back door! I’d love to enjoy summer evenings sitting on my deck but I have too much to live for, and since my better half often works nights, I am locked safely inside by sundown. Imagine if I sat out alone at night? There would be no one to hear my desperate cries as I lay maimed on my deck; my cocktail’s little umbrella floating in a pool of melting ice and blood? I wouldn’t dare. I dream of a summer that isn’t held hostage by the urban raccoon. Carly Martin
TIPS ON REVEALING YOUR PARK BODY (A Guide For Males) By Jeremy Larter
You have spent many hours over the long winter crafting your physique into a thing of overpowering beauty. Follow these tips to make your Park Body reveal a success: 1) The earlier the reveal date the better. You will catch other males off guard, and the females will be ecstatic over seeing the shirtless male physique so early in the season. 2) Select an activity that doesn’t require much concentration. Females love watching males throw and catch things. 3) Do not look around to check if others are looking at your Park Body! (Of course they are.) 4) There is no sense in having a Park Body if you have a frown on your face. 5) Encourage your friends to display their Park Bodies as well. The more Park Bodies in one group the more attention you will each receive individually. 6) Have fun. Enjoy your Park Body. You’ve earned it.
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hen warm weather beats down on Prince Edward Island, it seems that everyone comes out to play. Hula-hoopers on Victoria Row, a familiar Clarinetist beside the Confederation Centre and numerous buskers of all talents throughout the downtown core. Pam Atkinson is one more performer on that list, but she prefers to come out at night.
Pam is a poi spinner who is quickly teaching herself various mediums of the act. This particular performance art is simple in essence (just two balls on a flexible rope) but requires coordination, rhythm and a predilection to fire. Dancing with fire may be something you associate to the circus, and she certainly doesn’t mind the comparison. To incorporate this artist into her life, she decided to give herself an alter-ego: “Amaris”. The name has Celtic roots and means ‘child of the moon’, which suits her to a tee. Pam works hard as a social worker by day and at night she gets her chance play outside under the stars. Pam’s first interest with poi came as a birthday gift in 2005. Her then-boyfriend ordered a pair from New Zealand and she was immediately excited: “there was an instructional
video that came with the poi that taught you different tricks and styles. After I got through with those, I started watching more and more videos on Youtube and kept getting more and more ideas!” Her first fire performance was almost a year later - at her Grandmother’s 90th birthday party. Since then she’s been taking every opportunity to perform, from various festivals on Victoria Row (such as Nigwek 2009) to weddings, birthday parties and recreationally on the boardwalk. While it takes a lot of courage to get up in front of a crowd, she says “I’ll spin fire anywhere, as I love doing it so much!” Although Pam feels very comfortable with her current routine, she is always looking to learn more. “I would also love to learn to eat and breathe fire, perform with fire hula-hoop, fire staff, and even fire whip” she fearlessly states. Belly dancing and hip hop classes are also currently on her radar, as she feels it would really help to diversify her performance and help her build strength and stamina at the same time. Another endeavour for Amaris is teaching poi. She receives praise and admiration after many performances and to teach someone how to safely practice fire spinning is an important next step. To contact Pam “Amaris” for lessons you can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or search for her on facebook.
Whatâ€™s black and white and six feet tall? Rebecca is! Striped skirt, $39, Pseudio; blouse, $35, tank, $23, ring $25, all Lou Lou Clothing and Accessories; studded belt, $20, pumps, $40, all Winners; bangles, sold in sets, 4.99, 6.99, Le Chateau; earrings, stylistâ€™s own.
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Use P. John Burden’s colour palate to enhance every ensemble! Skirt, $25, Lou Lou; shirt, $24.99, belt, $20, bangles on right arm, $40, all Winners; bangles on left arm, $15, Aldo; earrings, $35, Overman available at The Greenman: Vintage and Vinyl; necklace, price upon request, Nessya’s Gems and Jewels; ring and Miu Miu pumps stylist’s own. Red picture frame courtesy of Chelsea Ling of Paper*Cakes.
Rebecca is flying high in the sky in this lime dress! Dress, $159, Samuel & CO; shoes, $70, earrings, $8, Aldo; ring, Lou Lou, $25; bracelets $20 each, necklace (in hair) $30, all Nessyaâ€™s; necklace, Paper*Cakes, available at www.papercakes.ca; mirrored bracelet, stylistâ€™s own.
0 5 : 7 0 9 , + ( ; (@6<5.(., As a child, Susana Rutherford was dragged out of Chartres Cathedral screaming because she didnâ€™t want to leave. She remembers taking the trip to Europe with her family and falling in love with stained glass work. Susana was born in Spain, and moved to PEI when she was quite young. She once lived near Blenko Glass factory in West Virginia where she used to go to watch how the stained glass was made. After admiring through shop windows and cathedrals, now has her own glass studio and shop, Firehorse Studios, on Water Street in Charlottetown. The shop boasts a beautiful collection of her own pieces as well as a number of other Island glass artistsâ€™s work. The Luna Moth piece featured is fairly large at about 29 square inches and is all done with Spectrum Glass. Susana was flattered to have the piece featured in the Spectrum Glass Newsletter last year as it was the first she had ever done of this kind. Since then, the piece had a long residency hanging as a feature in Luna Eclectic Crafts & Gifts and people have contacted her for custom work.
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or thousands of years, coastal peoples have used seaplants as food, medicine and to benefit the skin. Rich in vitamins, minerals and micro-nutrients, seaweeds can address a wide range of health problems: osteoporosis, high blood pressure, cholesterol, cancer, obesity, heavy metal poisoning and thyroid issues and the list goes on. Traditional Chinese Medicine has long recognized seaweed as effective in reducing swelling, masses and tumors. Today, seaweed extracts are valued in the cosmetic world for their hydrating and anti-aging qualities. Thallasotherapy, bathing in seaweed infused water, is popular in European spas for detoxifying the whole body and nourishing the skin. The benefits of seaweed are many. All seaplants are rich in calcium, folic acid (prevents birth defects), Vitamin C and E and boron (important for brain function). Kelp is rich in iron and Dulse is high in B vitamins and anti-oxidants. These varieties are also high in iodine and boost metabolism to benefit weight loss and hypothyroidism. I could go on and on, but letâ€™s keep it simple. Not only is seaweed at our fingertips at the supermarkets, but on PEI, itâ€™s at our toe tips as well. The next time you take a walk down the beach, take a closer look. The north shore is the best place to gather clean, organic seaweed to eat or use for beauty treatments. If you collect respectfully from what has washed up on shore you are not disturbing the ecosystem. Stick to the large brown varieties such as Kelp, Bladderwrack and Irish moss. They are abundant, easily identifiable, edible and are the most effective for reducing fine lines and smoothing the skin.
Reminiscent of lasagna noodles, Kelp has a broad, flat brown body with rippled edges. The algin in Kelp is good for burns, so if you get too much sun at the beach, try draping moist kelp over your skin as a poultice. Bladderwrack is a hit with those who love bubble wrap, due to the bubbles that form along its blades. The serrated tips beyond those bubbles high are high in fucoidan, an anti-aging compound that has remarkable effects on skin with repeated use. Irish moss is also distinctive, looking like a miniature tree. For your own thallasotherapy bath, collect some or all of the above seaplants and place in your bathtub. Pour boiling water over the plants and steep until they ooze. Add a bit more warm water and soak. Or, for a face or hand mask, place some sprigs of Irish moss and Bladderwrack tips in a pot on the stove and just barely cover with water. Bring to a boil for a short time and then allow to cool. Apply the gel repeatedly for more supple, younger looking skin. Refrigerate to preserve, as this natural product will form a mold over time. If foraging by the shore or the taste of seaweed isnâ€™t your cup of tea, you can still access the healing properties of seaplants while plumping and improving the elasticity of your skin. The Oceanna Seaplants cosmetic line, produced locally and available at the Charlottetown Farmerâ€™s Market, attains seaweed gels using whole, wild-crafted plants. The gentle extraction process preserves the minerals, vitamins and antioxidants for you to absorb. Dr. Irene Novaczek, Director of the Institute of Island Studies, founded Oceanna Seaplants and has developed an array of hair rinses, skin creams, facial masques and bath salts that not only make you look good, but are good for your body too. Whether itâ€™s on the beach or at your local Sushi shop, these humble, ancient plants have so much to offer. Look into the natural healing power of seaweed.
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Baked Malpeque Oysters with Bacon and Leeks Makes 10 servings Ingredients: 1 tbsp butter 1 tbsp all purpose flour 1 cup whipping cream 8oz bacon (preferably market bacon) chopped 4 cups thinly sliced leeks (white and pale green parts only; from 4 large) 1 cup finely chopped celery 1 bay leaf 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/4 cup dry white wine 2 tbsp grated Romano cheese 20 medium Malpeque oysters, shucked, or four 8oz jars shucked oysters 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs made from French bread Melt butter in small skillet over medium heat. Add flour; whisk 2 minutes. Add cream slowly and whisk until mixture thickens slightly. Remove from heat. Sauté bacon in heavy large skillet over medium heat until crisp, about 6 minutes. Transfer bacon to paper towels to drain. Discard all but 2 tbsp of drippings from skillet. Add leeks, celery, bay leaf, and cayenne to skillet and sauté over medium heat until vegetables are soft, about 12 minutes. Add wine and cook until absorbed, about 15 seconds. Add cream mixture and bring to simmer. Stir until leek mixture thickens slightly, about 3 minutes. Stir in bacon and cheese. Season generously with salt and pepper. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cool slightly. Cover and refrigerate.) Place 1 oyster on each of 20 oyster shells . Top oyster in each shell with 2 tbsp leek mixture. Place on rimmed baking sheet. (Can be made 4 hours ahead. Cover and chill.) Preheat oven to 500°F. Divide breadcrumbs among shells or ramekins. Bake until leek mixture bubbles and crumbs are golden, about 8 minutes.
Written by Kirstin Sweet, Jackie Skinner and Katryna Crabbe of Sunsets on the Eastside Photography by Alex Clark Models: Jenny McLean & Kennedy Clark What you’ll need: 1 towel or piece of fabric scissors thread measuring tape straight pins sewing machine chalk, fabric pencil or marker bias tape elastic thread appliqués, buttons, ribbon or other decorations
Step 1 Fold the towel (or fabric) in half and cut a 4-inch wide strip along the length of the fabric for the shoulder strap. Take this strip and fold the right sides together, then sew a seam along the length of one end. Iron the strap so the seam is in the center of the bottom side of the strap. Turn the strap right-side out and hand stitch the other end. Tuck the raw edge inside about a 1/4 inch before stitching to give a finished look. Step 2 Cut another strip off the fabric, about 3 inches wide, and set aside. To create the main part of the bag fold the remaining fabric in half and trace a half-circle about two inches from the fold. Touching the outside of the half-circle draw a straight line, draw another line running parallel to this on the opposite side. Cut along the edge, the fabric should look like this: U. Pin the 3 inch strip to the U shaped piece, right sides together, and sew a seam along the edge. Repeat on other side of strip with the second U shaped piece. Step 3 Before attaching the shoulder strap pin and sew bias tape along the top of the bag. Step 4 To give the top of the bag a ruffled look, do some shirring. To do this, wind elastic thread on to a bobbin and insert it into the sewing machine as you would with regular thread. Place regular thread on the top spool (in a colour that matches your fabric, as you will be sewing with the right side up-and stitches will be seen). Before you begin sewing, change your stitch length setting to the longest option. Sew your first row just below the edge of the bias tape. Now sew another row about a 1/4 inch below this first row. Repeat until you have achieved the desired amount of rows. Step 5 Now you can attach your shoulder strap. Center the strap onto the 3 inch strip (width) of the bag. Pin and sew. Repeat on opposite side. Step 6 It’s now time to add some personal touches, some appliqués, a bit of cinching, it's really up to you and the options are endless!
BEACH TOWEL SHOULDER BAG
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Jessica Obregon Ballet Flats
Mandice Allen (on left) & Susan French Flip-flops
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