Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Edible Christmas Presents and Treats, Saskatoon

I plan to celebrate the holidays with lots of good food and drink. So I’ve assembled a list of some of the good things on offer from the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market, local bakeries, delis and culinary entrepreneurs. It’s local; it’s organic; it tastes great – and we’re not just accumulating more “stuff”!

Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
Organic Stollen and Veggie Pot Pies – Good Spirit Farm & Bakery

Holiday CupcakesSliced Decadence (Gingerbread Pear, Egg Nog Bliss, Chocolate Mint, Cranberry Lemon, Lavender Shortbread, Coconut Snowball)

“Not your usual” Baking Trays (in two sizes) – Wild Serendipity Foods (including the ever-popular blackberry sage thumbprints)

Meat Tourtieres – Prairie Pie Company

Good News! Living Sky Winery and McKeown’s Ready-Made Meals and Catering will be Market regulars starting in January.

Bakeries
Organic Fruit CakeEarthbound Bakery

 Italian Panettone – Christie’s Bakery and Il Secondo

Ready-Made Meals
Fully-prepared Turducken (a whole deboned turkey, stuffed with a deboned duck. stuffed with a deboned chicken layered with homemade cornbread and chorizo stuffing and gravy) – McKeown’s Ready-Made Meals and Catering (I can't believe I'm mentioning meat! I'd only do it for you, Mike!)

In-home Catering or Appetizer PartiesMcKeown’s Ready-Made Meals and Catering

P.S. Mike tells me that his ready-made meals have been sporadic lately because he’s been so busy catering. But he promises to have some Christmas-themed meals available before Christmas and 3 meals per week minimum in the new year.

Edible Presents
Gift certificates for Cooking Classes – Simon Reynolds and Michelle Zimmer. I took a look at the upcoming class schedule at Wild Serendipity Foods, and there are some awesome options: Indian Vegetarian (MZ), Italian Vegetarian (SR), Super Foods (nutrition-packed foods chosen by Registered Dietitian Cathy Langdon, MZ), English Cream Tea (SR), Mystery Box (SR).

Gift Certificate for a Personal ChefSimons’ Fine Foods

P.S. You can catch Simon on Shaw TV’s In the Kitchen – here’s the most recent episode

Snack Attack Gift Baskets (spicy chickpeas, caramel corn, party mix, trail mix, milk chocolate almonds, candied marshmallows) and Biscotti – Saskatoon Sous Chef

Housemade Liqueurs (Carmincello and Limoncello) and pickled Chanterelle MushroomsSouleio

Absolutely the BEST selection of Tea (sourced directly from small farmers) – Camellia Sinensis

For more information:
Earth Bound Bakery
Wild Serendipity Foods
The Food Mentor
McKeown’s Ready-Made Meals and Catering
Chef Simon Reynolds
Souleio Foods
Living Sky Winery

1 comment:

Jen said...

Mmmmm, candied marshmellows! Those look awesome! I love giving (and receiving) food for Christmas!