Monday, October 10, 2011

Flavourful Saskatoon, October 10, 2011

Foodie news and events in and around Saskatoon – good food on 20th Street, wine tastings, bath products, honey and a divinity trio

Community BBQ and Health Fair, October 12
 St. Thomas Wesley Church and fourth year nursing students from the University of Saskatchewan, in collaboration with the local community, are hosting a Community BBQ and Health Fair at St. Thomas Wesley Church (20th Street x Avenue H) on Wednesday, October 12 from 11 am to 2 pm.

Lunch is free, and there will be health and community resource booths.

Three Sisters/Nestor’s Bakery, October 13
Three Sisters/Nestor’s Bakery is hosting a "Sneak Peek" on Thursday October 13 from 4 to 7 - come and sample what they are offering! I dropped by last week and was impressed by the variety of sweet treats – from fresh doughnuts daily to lots and lots of squares.

Do check out the Bread Box options – Sweetie Pie, Health Freak, Flour Power and Flying Solo. You can also add in local eggs and honey.

Taste of the Arts, October 14
Persephone Theatre is holding a wine tasting fundraiser on Friday, October 14 from 6:30-10 pm. The menu includes 30 wines from around the world and hors d’oeuvres created by Calories, D’reens Catering and Saskatoon Sous Chef.

SaskMade Marketplace
SaskMade Marketplace just keeps adding to its range of products: lots and lots of new bath products plus a new line of honey and beeswax products from Sweet Pure Honey.

There is such a variety of local syrups – birch, maple, clover blossom and black pansy, as well as fruit-flavoured maple syrup.

The Rook and Raven
The local writers and editors got together at The Rook and Raven this past week. There’s a good wine list (I had Gnarly Head Zinfandel), a fair number of beers on tap, and a special list of cocktails and martinis. There are quite a few vegetarian options on the snack and meal menu. The people I was with raved about the fish and chips, and I really enjoyed the Divinity Trio fries with crispy onion bits and two flavoured mayos. I’ll definitely go back again and try a main course.

Fall Affair: Local Food, Global Wine
Cava Wines hosts almost-weekly events. The Fall Affair: Local Food, Global Wine on Friday, October 21 is an opportunity to sample over 40 wines and 12 gourmet creations by local chefs.

Check out their website for the full line-up of events.

Saskatoon Farmers’ Market, Wednesday Hours
Effective Wednesday, October 12, the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market will be held from 10 am to 3 pm on Wednesdays. Sunday markets are 10 am to 3 pm, while Saturday markets are 8 am to 2 pm.

Hygeia Health Market
I took a look round Hygeia Health Market at #40 – 304 Stonebridge Boulevard last week. They appear to have a large collection of gluten-free products as well as various organic products.

Living Sky Winery
Living Sky Winery’s cherry and currant table wines were both awarded bronze medals at the 2011 Canadian Wine Awards. Congratulations!

The fall issue of Flavours magazine has a nice article about Sushiro restaurant.

Solar Garden, Craik Eco Centre
A Saskatoon StarPhoenix article profiles the Solar Garden restaurant at the Craik Eco Centre. The menu offers “ 'big portions, good food,” said Kreuger. 'Our whole goal here has been a lot of fresh prepared things. We don’t deep-fry anything here. In fact, our pan-fries are done just like grandmother used to make them — oil, salt and pepper, stuff like that. We don’t use a lot of processed goods. Our soups, we make fresh from stock, we use fresh herbs.' ” They obtain as many of their supplies as possible from local farmers.

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

See also:
Flavourful Saskatoon October 3, 2011

Photos: SaskMade Marketplace, Three Sisters

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