Monday, April 4, 2011

Flavourful Saskatoon April 4, 2011

Foodie news and events in and around Saskatoon – pasta, flamenco,
Watson bakery and high tea

Good Spirit Bakery, Watson, SK
Congratulations to Peyton Leavitt and Jonathan Lee of Good Spirit Bakery on opening a bakery in Watson, Saskatchewan (1½ hours east of Saskatoon).

Peyton and Jonathan have been travelling to Saskatoon from Naicam every Saturday for the past few years with a fragrant load of bread baked in their wood oven to sell at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market.

The bakery will be serving soup and sandwiches, pizza, bread and many more treats. They will be open from 8 to 4, Monday to Friday. On Saturdays they will serve a special brunch from 8 am to 2 pm. Sounds like a good excuse for a road trip!

Support the National Junior Chef Program
Chef Ryan Marquis, Hotel Bessborough, was at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market on Saturday selling tickets to a Pasta Supper at 5:30, Saturday, April 9, 2011 at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market. Tickets are $10, and the proceeds will go to support the national Junior Chef program of the association of Canadian chefs.

The dinner will include two types of pasta with alfredo or Bolognese sauce, garlic bread and Atlantic mussels.

Call Chef Ryan at 683-6930 for further information.

Project Mandala
The Riversdale area will be celebrating its cultural diversity and creativity with Project Mandala from June 9-26, 2011. The website states that “Through these 18 days, there will be inclusive community activities where all cultural groups, world views, musical genres, forms of artistic expression, spiritual/religious beliefs, age groups, and social status will be invited and involved. This is a community-based activity aimed at bringing together and celebrating the diversity and richness of a neighbourhood that has struggled with stigma, beginning with the establishment of the railroad, hotels, bars, and other accompanying businesses/activities. It is now time to come together as community and transform the misperception of this community on a broad scale, allowing the beauty and opportunity to shine through. This is a project about unity, peace, and harmony – where all colours come together as one, in celebration of our diverse gifts and talents.”

Activities will include:
• The Largest Chalk Drawing on the Planet from Ave B to D on 20th St (June 25 & 26)

• A Medicine Wheel – June 25

• A Mandala for Peace – June 9 – 26

• A Gallery of artwork

• Cultural Activities and a Street Fair

• Community Stage

• A documentary

For further information or to become involved, contact Fred Chlan, Flowers by Fred, 384-3003 or Lori Petruskevich, 531-7176. (via SB & RP – thanks!)

Mistik Acres
Joanne and Pat Halter of Mistik Acres will be selling pussy willows at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market on April 16 and April 23.

They’ll be back with a full array of plants, planters and perennials at both the Wednesday and Saturday markets starting Saturday, May 7.

Taste of Spain
OlivesIl Secondo is selling house-made citrus-baked Spanish olives – absolutely delicious! (photo - olive groves below Baeza, Spain)

Luna MoraAlma Flamenca is hosting an evening of Andalusian passion and song at 7:30 pm on Saturday, April 9, 2011at Third Avenue United Church. The evening’s entertainment will include Dancer Luna Fabiola, singer Jesus Flores and guitarist Juan Torres from Seville, Spain as well as flamenco artists from Calgary. Tickets are available from Persephone Theatre (384-7727).

Mother’s Day High Tea
Celebrate Mother’s Day at 12 noon on Sunday, May 8 at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market. The menu includes finger sandwiches (egg salad, smoked salmon, cucumber), scones, cupcakes and tartlets, pots of tea and an optional glass of sparkling wine.

Musical entertainment will be provided by the Saskatoon String Orchestra. The cost is $25 plus tax per person for the Classic Tea or $31 plus tax for Champagne Tea.

Call 384-6262 or visit the Farmers’ Market website to reserve a table.

Flavourful Saskatoon is a weekly Monday feature. Email me if you have products, events or places that you would like me to include. I will not be posting on April 11, 18 and 25 as I will be on holidays, but there will be plenty of blog posts and photos of Spain.

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