Monday, September 26, 2011

Flavourful Saskatoon, September 26, 2011

Foodie news and events in and around Saskatoon – lentil brownies, pumpkin spiced ale, better bread box, Townsite Brewing 

Lentil Brownies??
Lentils are a fantastic source of protein and fibre, are gluten-free, and may even help reduce the risk of heart disease. And we grow them right here in Saskatchewan, exporting 90% to other countries around the world.

A great new website, lentils.ca, offers a great collection of recipes, including lentil brownies, pina colada cream pie, lentil and cheese quesadillas, and asiago, artichoke and lentil salad.

Pulse Canada is another informative website about beans, peas, lentils and chickpeas. You can download a cookbook listing the top 10 ways to eat pulses as well as recipes for soups, salads, appetizers, and desserts. Or you can pick up a copy at the Little Market Store at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market.

Better Bread Box
Nestor’s/Three Sisters community bakery and youth training program at 912 20th Street West continues to expand its selection (turtle tarts, sour cherry pie, chocolate pecan pie), and calzones (artichoke, asparagus, peppers and bacon, onion, mushroom) for lunch on Fridays.

Sign up for their Better Bread Box and every two weeks you will receive a box of baked goods made by youth from the core neighbourhoods with the supervision of a professional baker. For more information, phone 975-3995 or email betterbreadbox@gmail.com

Winston’s Pub
Winston’s Pub offers over 140 varieties of beer. Their new fall offerings included Pumpkin Spiced Ale and Raspberry Porter.

Did you know that the bar was built on two levels in order to segregate the men from the women? Thank goodness that’s a thing of the past!

Name Your Nuts
Have you tried the cinnamon-glazed pecans from Name Your Nuts (Saskatoon Farmers’ Market and SaskMade Marketplace)? They make a great snack or salad topping.

Townsite Brewing
Saskatoon is losing two fine young brewmasters, but our loss is Powell River’s gain. Cedric Dauchot and Chloe Smith are leaving for Powell River where Cedric will be the brewmaster for a brand-new micro brewery – Townsite Brewing. You can follow their activities on Twitter at @townsitebrewing.

Good luck, Cedric and Chloe. We look forward to drinking some of your new brews next time we’re in BC.

Flavourful Saskatoon is a weekly Monday feature. Email me (penny@axonsoft.com) if you have products, events or places that you would like me to include. My thanks this week to Michelle and Shelley for their contributions.

See also: Flavourful Saskatoon September 19, 2011

Photos: Sea Wall, West Vancouver

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