Monday, June 27, 2011

Flavourful Saskatoon, June 27, 2011

Foodie news and events in and around Saskatoon – celebrating locally-grown garlic, locally-roasted coffee, local history and pioneer recipes

We Are Many
We Are Many, a youth-run arts and environmental organization, has set a goal of making Saskatoon garlic self-sufficient by growing up to one million bulbs of garlic within city limits.

Their website explains that local garlic is healthier, safer, more environmentally friendly, and more ethical than our current supply, most of which comes from China.

Marr Residence
The Marr Residence, 326 – 11th Street East, is the oldest building in Saskatoon which is still on its original site. It was built in 1884 by Sandy Marr, and in 1885 it served as a field hospital during the Riel Rebellion. Volunteers offer tours and a variety of different program activities, many of which include food.

Friday, July 1, 1-4:30 pm – an old-fashioned Canada Day celebration with games, entertainment and a chance to be part of the parade. They’ll be serving pioneer jam tarts from the 1880s.

Sunday, July 3, 1-4:30 pm – At 2 pm, Rob Paul will lead a walk along the river. You can make a 3D model or eat a cookie shaped like one of the birds and animals that live along the river.

Sunday, July 10, 1-4:30 pm – Celebrate the 107th birthday of the ice cream cone by decorating a cone-shaped cookie and munching on homemade ice cream.

(Thanks, Margo!)

Museo Coffee
Jimmy Oneschuk, Museo Coffee, is at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market every Saturday and some Wednesdays. Be sure to stop buy and taste his locally-roasted coffee.

Jimmy says that he started roasting his own coffee in order to have control over freshness and flavour as well as the price paid to the farmer and traceability to the farm.

I’ve always said that I didn’t like the taste of coffee, but I like Jimmy’s!

City Perks
City Perks, on 7th Avenue just north of City Hospital, is now open from 7 am to 10 pm Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 10 pm on Saturdays, and from 9 am to 5 pm on Sundays. Their outdoor patio is a great place to enjoy freshly-baked cake or quiche and salad.

Wine Wars
The wine section of the SLGA is an international smorgasbord. Wine Wars by Mike Veseth examines some of the factors that are at play in the global wine market. Who really determines what kind of wine we’ll drink – winery owners, supermarket chains or consumers? An interesting look at the economics of making and selling wine.

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

More good food and drink:
     Flavourful Saskatoon June 20, 2011    
     Good Spirit Bakery & Café, Watson
     Morning Bay Winery, Pender Island, BC
     Taj Mahal Restaurant, Saskatoon

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