Monday, August 29, 2011

Flavourful Saskatoon, August 29, 2011

Foodie news and events in and around Saskatoon – patio party, harvest fair, night on the rocks, and goat cheese

Antiques Appraisal, September 3
Do you have a family treasure? Bring it to the Marr Residence on Saturday, September 3 from 1:00-4:30 pm and have local antiques appraiser John McGowan tell you more about it. Limit 2 items per person. $5.00 per item.

Farmers’ Market Patio Party, September 4
Riverbend Plantation Café and the Garlic Guru are holding a Patio Party at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market on Sunday, September 4 from 5-8 pm. The menu includes tapas, appetizers, and dessert flambé. Cash bar and one free alcoholic drink. Live entertainment by local jazz duo Bassavoce. Tickets are $30 per person or $50 per pair and are available at Riverbend Café or the Garlic Guru.

Marr Harvest Fair, September 5
Relive the tradition of a pioneer harvest fair at the Marr Residence on Monday, September 5 from 1:00-4:30 pm. There will be contests, demonstrations of heritage crafts, and old-fashioned races. Bring your entries of best jams, jellies, pickles, flowers, garden produce, baking and handiwork.

A Night on the Rocks, Boffins, September 7
Taste 6 classic malts of Scotland paired with a variety of delicious delights at Boffins Club, Innovation Place, on Wednesday, September 7. The cost is $30/person and places should be reserved in advance (249-5344, boffins@boffins.ca) as space is limited.

Petrofka Bridge Orchard at SaskMade Marketplace
Apple cider and dried apple slices from Petrofka Bridge Orchard are now available at SaskMade Marketplace on 8th Street.

Saskatchewan Goat Cheese
Marin Waddell and James Holtom of SalayView Farm have a herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats and have just started making and selling soft unaged goat cheese (plain, chive, herbes de Provence) at the Regina Farmers’ Market. They plan to expand and make feta and mozzarella in a few years’ time. The farm, south of Regina, is not organic, but they’re a small-scale operation and plan to give their herd personal attention.

They don’t expect to be making enough cheese to sell in Saskatoon for a couple of years, but if enough Saskatoon foodies like their Facebook page, they may make occasional deliveries to our fair city. So please! Support my cheese habit, and like their Facebook page. I’d love to try Saskatchewan goat cheese.

Fine Wines Sask
I helped organize a wine tasting at Axon Development Corporation this past week. Doug Reichel of Doug Reichel Wine Marketing Inc. led an entertaining, informative tasting of five of his wines – two whites, two reds and a dessert wine. There was something for every palate, and employees who work together all week long had something new to discuss in a relaxed atmosphere. Along with bread, cheese, wine and vinegar, and chocolate, everyone had a great time. I would highly recommend contacting Doug to organize a similar tasting at your workplace.

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

See also:
Flavourful Saskatoon August 22, 2011
Istanbul Diner (Saskatoon’s new Turkish Restaurant)
Floating Gardens (greenhouse eggplants and melons)
Jacqueline Neusch – Sew Chic Eco Décor (interior design tips for an eco-chic, environmentally-friendly home)

Photos: Valencia and Barcelona, Spain

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