Foodie news and events in and around Saskatoon – recipes, plants, cider, quinoa and barbecuesStaying in touch
I’m attempting to stay on top of the Saskatoon food scene by following businesses on their blogs, Facebook, and/or Twitter.
Sweetsugarbean has a lovely blog full of recipes. I particularly appreciate this Saskatoon chef's sweet tooth. Be sure to check out the recipes for Pains au Chocolat and her Red Velvet Cupcakes with Dark Chocolate Ganache and Raspberry Cream Cheese Icing (with beets so this counts as eating your vegetables!).
If you’re a gardener, you’ll love Mistik Acres’ blog with stories of harvesting pussy willows and tips for growing leeks and chyrsanthemums.
Quinoa originated in the Andes and is an excellent source of protein (12-18%). It also provides vegetarians with a balanced, complete set of amino acids (unusual for plant proteins). It’s a good source of fibre, phosphorous, magnesium and iron.
Barbecues and container planting
I’ve been writing some articles for Fine Lifestyles Saskatoon and came across several interesting new products.
Shaughnessy Gardens (280 Valley Road) sells a wide range of planters. This year they’ll be offering peas, beans and even pumpkins in a pot. They also have a large vegetable garden and plan to grow red romaine lettuce, purple cauliflower, fennel and salsify. Send them an email if you would like to receive a weekly electronic newsletter.
Jacuzzi Premium Spas and Billiards not only sells barbecues, they also sell barbecue tools and spices from Steven Raichlen, the author of Barbecue Bible.
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, March 21, 2011
Living Sky Winery