Monday, November 28, 2011

Flavourful Saskatoon, November 28, 2011

Foodie news and events in and around Saskatoon – cupcakes, craft fairs, chocolate bread, and Christmas cookies

Crave Cookies and Cupcakes, December 1
Crave Cookies and Cupcakes will be opening on Broadway Avenue on December 1. If you're not familiar with this Alberta company, here's my interview with one of the owners.

Salayview Farm Goat Cheese, December 1
Email salayviewfarm@yahoo.ca if you live in Saskatoon and would like to try Saskatchewan goat cheese from a small farm south of Regina. There are 3 flavours – plain, chives, and herbes de Provence. You can purchase 100 grams for $5.00.

They’ll be delivering the cheese to Saskatoon on December 1; email me for location.

Sun Dog Handcraft Faire, December 2-4
You’ll find some of your favourite food producers at Sundog this year. The Prairie Pie Wagon will be serving up Mary’s amazing fruit pies in the Food Court, while Fruition Orchards, Over the Hill Orchards, Prairie Sun Orchard, and Riverbend Plantation are among the many wonderful vendors in the Specialty Food section.

Two by Dahlsjo, Prince Albert, December 7
If you’re in Prince Albert, don’t miss the opportunity to drop by Two by Dahlsjo on Wednesday, December 7, between 11 am and 3 pm. Enjoy house-made apple cider and hot chocolate while checking out the holiday baking.

If you’re not familiar with Two by Dahlsjo, check out the article I wrote last winter and the more recent article in The StarPhoenix by Jenn Sharpe.

Earth Bound Bakery
On Saturdays during December, Trent Loewen, Earth Bound’s baker, is probably/maybe/possibly (creative genius doesn’t like to be bound by rules!) going to be making double chocolate bread with cranberries. I purchased a loaf this weekend, and it’s yummy – dark chocolate flavour with a touch of fruit and sweetness.

Trent also plans to make butter tarts during the holiday season. If you haven’t visited Earth Bound Bakery yet, go immediately! Wonderful organic bread products from local ingredients.

Winston’s English Pub & Grill
Winston’s English Pub & Grill has a new website. You can keep track of beer, food specials and events by signing up for their newsletter. And devoted beer drinkers will want to join Winston’s Royalty Beer Club, which is promising the latest updates, sneak peeks and VIP deals.

Baking in Saskatoon
It’s always good to discover a new Saskatoon food blog. Baking in Saskatoon is currently featuring European Christmas cookie recipes, such as Vanillekipferl. Be forewarned! You’ll need a meat grinder to make Mama’s Christmas cookies. Andrea MacLeod, the blog author, is from Germany.

Taste: Seasonal Dishes from a Prairie Table
CJ Katz, the host of Wheatland Café, a weekly television cooking show (Wednesdays at 12:15 on CTV), will be launching her first book in May 2012. Taste: Seasonal Dishes from a Prairie Table is entirely devoted to Saskatchewan and Prairie ingredients. It is being published by the Canadian Plains Research Centre.

Agricultural Innovation Program
The Agricultural Innovation Program is offering grants to facilitate the commercialization and adoption of innovative products, technologies, processes and/or services that will enhance the Canadian agriculture, agri-food products sector. There are two streams – knowledge creation and transfer and commercialization.

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.

See also:
Flavourful Saskatoon November 21, 2011
Choo-It: Craig's High-Octane Oatmeal

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