Monday, July 4, 2011

Flavourful Saskatoon, July 4, 2011

Foodie news and events in and around Saskatoon – maple syrup from Kamsack, yummy black tomatoes, northern plants for food and medicine, flour grinding and murals

The Boreal Herbal Book, Bev Gray
Bev Gray is a herbalist and registered aromatherapist living in Whitehorse, Yukon. She and her family opened Aroma Borealis Herb Shop in 1998. They manufacture and sell over 200 products incorporating wild plants from the sub arctic with organically grown herbs and essential oils.

Bev has just published The Boreal Herbal Book, a guide to identifying and using northern plants for food and medicine. It also includes dozens of recipes, such as Wild Weed Spanakopita, Dandelion Wine, and Cranberry-Mint Muffins.

Chef Kevin Tetz will be at McNally Robinson Booksellers on July 21 to cook up some northern eats from Bev Gray’s book, The Boreal Herbal: Wild Food and Medicine Plants of the North.

Recipes from the book will be featured in Prairie Ink Restaurant July 14 to 21.

Good Life Greenhouses
I am really enjoying the purple and black heirloom tomatoes from Good Life Greenhouses. They are juicy, sweet and so much more flavourful than beefsteak tomatoes.

Good Life Greenhouses is at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market every Saturday with their pesticide, herbicide and fungicide free produce. I’m looking forward to trying out their tomatillos later this summer.

Saskatchewan Maple Syrup

SaskMade Marketplace, 1621 8th Street East, sells Leprechaun Taps, maple syrup from Kamsack, Saskatchewan. Now that’s local!

Pion-Era, July 9 & 10, Western Development Museum
There’s everything from old-fashioned ice cream making to flour grinding and clay oven baking at this year’s Pion-Era. Not to mention a pancake breakfast from 9 am to 11:30 am on Saturday, July 9 and a breakfast buffet from 11:30 am to 1 pm on Sunday, July 10 accompanied by toe-tapping old-time music.

SCYAP Mural at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
In 2008, We Are Many, a youth-run arts and environmental organization, commissioned Saskatoon Community Youth Arts Programming (SCYAP), to design and paint a mural showcasing local food producers. The mural has at last found a home at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market.

The StarPhoenix article by Jeremy Warren states that, “The mural features older style houses one finds in the core neighbourhoods below a stylized Broadway Bridge. In front of the houses are orange silhouettes of people standing above a garden with ready-to-pick vegetables such as carrots, tomatoes and lettuce.”

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 27, 2011
     Weczeria reopens on Broadway
     Poached Breakfast Bistro

No comments: