PEI, Chef Michael and the picnic

(video below)

One of Dee’s greatest challenges on the trail is eating healthy food. Too many empty calories. So when Michael Smith offered some healthy eating tips and a picnic lunch on PEI’s beautiful Trans Canada Trail, we jumped on it. After paddling the Bras d’Or Lake she needed to reconnect with her mountain bike (in storage in New Brunswick) so we planned a stop over near Michael’s farm.

Michael is a spokesperson for the trail and has biked all of it with his kids. So in the spirit of international “go for a ride day” and as Dee is a day away from beginning the trail in PEI, we thought it was a great day to release this video. It was a fun time! Special thanks to Emma Fugate, Ed Green, Maureen Hanley, Shannon Weckman and Chef Michael Smith



  1. Bob Gould November 23, 2015 at 5:32 am - Reply

    Great to see this post and know all is well. I hope the Maritime hospitality turns out to be Canada-wide hospitality.

  2. catherine Verrall November 25, 2015 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    Dear Dee I do h ope you can manage to follow Chef Michael’s teaching as I worry about your diet!..having written the book Every Bite Affects the World; an Earth Care Cookbook for Joyful, Mindful Eating in which the Mindful part shows how what we eat affects our own health but also the health of soil, water, climate, communities , farmers and other beings here and far away all in line with Chef Michael. Blessings of earth’s good food! Catherine Verrall

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