Foodie news and events in and around Saskatoon – Eastview Bakery, London Porter, beer and brunch, rhubarb and sorrel
Beers and Ales Newsletter
Cava Fine Wines and Spirits is building an extension to house an expanded collection of beer and ale. They’ll be launching a beers and ales newsletter in July to feature new arrivals and to encourage feedback and suggestions for new products.
Eastview Bakery & Bistro
There’s a new bakery in town – the Eastview Bakery & Bistro at 3010 Arlington Avenue. Erla Campbell, owner, says that the cinnamon buns and cupcakes (iced by her daughter) are two of the most popular items.
There’s a large seating area where you can enjoy a tea or coffee. The bakery is only 3 weeks old, so it will be interesting to see how it evolves.
Cava Caffe, next door to the Saskatoon Farmers' Market, is open for Sunday brunch during the summer. The menu includes breakfast sandwiches, Belgian waffles and frittatas.
I love the tart flavour of rhubarb, and every spring I make rhubarb crisp. But this year I also followed a recipe in the spring issue of The Vegetarian Times and added some sliced rhubarb and raisins to a curried lentil stew. It was an excellent combination of sweet, sour and spicy.
Greek avgolemono soup traditionally relies on lemon juice for its fresh, tangy flavour. But I used sorrel from La Plaine Trail at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market instead. It was wonderful as the sorrel melts into the broth and pairs up well with the strands of egg.
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Flavourful Saskatoon June 13, 2011