Monday, May 16, 2011

Flavourful Saskatoon, May 16, 2011

Foodie news and events in and around Saskatoon – cookies on a stick, hens and chicks, Acadian cuisine, Argentine wine, panini, vegetarian recipes and cooking classes

Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
New Vendors
The Market was alive with colour and new vendors on Saturday, and we can look forward to more fresh produce and more vendors in the coming weeks.

Sol’s Cookie Shop offers fancy, decorated cookies on a stick (cookie bouquets!) as well as other goodies.

Super Salsas has fresh salsas and homemade corn and flour tortillas.

Cathy Mumford has an attractive display of pottery – both practical and decorative.

And I’ll be doing some research into sea-buckthorn products from Northern Vigor Berries.

Solar Gardens has an intriguing collection of succulents – I’ve always been partial to hens and chicks.

Check out their website – they offer everything from plants to wood oven pizzas to ceramic art to succulent bowl classes and specialty Christmas cooking classes. I’m all in favour of people with eclectic interests.

Sunday Market starting May 29
The Market will be open on Sundays from 10 am to 3 pm starting May 29. Sounds like a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon – and free parking as well!

Simon’s Fine Foods
Simon’s Fine Foods is now located at #10 – 2605 Broadway Avenue in the Avalon Shopping Centre (former home of Wild Serendipity Foods).

Simon Reynolds will be offering cooking classes all year round in his expanded quarters. He offers a really wide assortment of classes – from a Farmers’ Market menu based on what he found at the Market that week, to Spanish taps, to English cream tea and gluten-free food.

You can also order meals from Simon’s Fine Foods online. In addition to soups (the Portobello mushroom with goat cheese and basil is SOOOO good), entrees and desserts, Simon is currently offering dressings, pestos and dips, sauces, and marinades.

Earthbound Bakery
Earthbound Bakery (next door to Mano’s and Dad’s Organic Market on 8th Street) has added paninis to their lunch menu, but I still couldn't resist a sandwich on fresh, crusty bread with a bowl of soup on the side.

Acadian Cuisine – Thursday, May 26, SIAST
Stacey Cornish, a Saskatoon Culinary Apprentice, will be representing her trade and her province at the 2011 Skills Canada National Competition in Quebec City in June. Skills Canada is a national, Olympic-style, multi-trade and technology competition for young students and apprentices.

Stacey is hosting a fundraising dinner on Thursday, May 26 at SIAST’s Kelsey Campus Dining Room. The six-course meal will feature traditional Acadian cuisine, including tourtiere and cassoulet. Vegetarian options are available upon request. Contact White Birch Catering at 880-2033 to reserve your spot.

Top of the Hops – Charity Winemaker Dinner – May 28, 2011
Doug Reichel, Doug Reichel Wine Marketing Inc., tells me that Maria Irene Aristi will be representing Bodegas Melipal at the Charity Winemaker Dinner at Top of the Hops.

The Aristi family are the owners of Bodegas Melipal. Doug thinks it’s Maria Irene’s first visit to Saskatchewan so hopefully we’ll welcome her with sunshine and warm temperatures. (Maria Irene is second from the right in the photo.)

Living Sky Winery
Living Sky Winery has just released the 2011 flight of wines. If you prefer dry wines, check out the currant. Or if you like a sweeter tipple, buy the apple.

Meatless Mondays
Meatless Mondays encourages families to start each week with healthy, environmentally-friendly meat-free meals. They offer 3 new recipes each week, and their website has a wealth of useful information.

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

1 comment:

Jen said...

Wow! The cookies and salsa look so delicious! I may just have to make a stop there!