Monday, February 21, 2011

Flavourful Saskatoon, February 21, 2011

Foodie news and events in and around Saskatoon – wine, beer, alphabet soup and urban planning

Cypress Hills Vineyard and Winery
Cypress Hills Winery has started selling its Saskatoon Berry and Sour Cherry wines through the SLGA liquor outlets.

My sister in law really enjoys their Rhubarb Blend wine. Unfortunately, the flood last summer wiped out the winery's big batch of rhubarb, and it will be about 5 years before they’ll have enough to stock the provincial liquor stores. However, they will have a small batch in March that can be delivered by mail within the province.

Children's Program at the Market
The Saskatoon Farmers’ Market is partnering with Read Saskatoon to provide an 8-week program for children on Wednesdays starting March 2 called Alphabet Soup.

Alphabet Soup will focus on nutrition and local, healthy eating. Each week one of the vendors will do a short presentation geared towards children about their farm or products. They will provide a sample and show pictures. The Read Saskatoon facilitator will do another activity, such as a craft, story or rhymes on the same theme.

Cava Wines & Spirits – Weekly Beer Tastings
Join Cedric Dauchot on Saturdays at 11:30 am for weekly beer tastings at Cava Wines & Spirits.

Cedric has a university degree in Engineering with a specialization in the fermentation industry. Learn more about Cedric and his wife, Chloe Smith, who is also a brewmaster, in a two-part blog post later this week.

Downtown Parks and Squares
Great Places, in partnership with the City of Saskatoon, The University of Saskatchewan Planner in Residence Program, and Prairie Wild Consulting, is sponsoring a public lecture and discussion forum with Cynthia Nikitin on March 2nd at 7:30 pm at the Broadway Theatre. Cynthia, a planner from Project for Public Spaces, New York, will be speaking on Downtown Parks and Squares.

Yoga for Wine Lovers
If you have not yet watched this video from Harold’s Planet (you can subscribe for a daily cartoon), enjoy. I’m looking for volunteers to help me develop a Tai Chi for Wine Lovers routine!

Flavourful Saskatoon is a weekly Monday feature. Email me if you have products, events or places that you would like me to include.

Flavourful Saskatoon, February 17, 2011

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