Feasts, workshops from Macphail's new kitchen
Province provided $25,000 for updates to the Macphail homestead kitchen
A newly renovated kitchen at P.E.I.'s Sir Andrew MacPhail Homestead is allowing the historic property to expand its programming.
The upgrades will help the homestead host its annual Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts and operate its tea room.
In addition, new classes on canning, baking, and making an outdoor oven will be offered this summer.
Site manager Doreen Huestis said the changes were inspired by the homestead's one-acre organic garden.
"We are actually having a chef come this weekend to work with our cook, and just develop a new menu for our tea room, cooking in a healthier way, using fresh produce, that sort of thing. So we'll definitely be making good use of the kitchen."
More than two dozen people attended the Homestead's first class, on using medicinal herbs.
The homestead received $25,000 from the province to improve its outdated, cramped kitchen.
The homestead is a non-profit organization that preserves Sir Andrew MacPhail's 1850s birthplace and honours his contribution to P.E.I. heritage.
MacPhail was a doctor, a veteran, and an agricultural innovator.