Monday, February 13, 2012

Flavourful Saskatoon, February 13, 2012

Foodie news and events in and around Saskatoon – buy a share in a market garden, take a cooking class or attend the Saskatoon Heritage Society Dinner

Buy a Share in Wally’s Urban Market Garden
Gail and Wally, Wally’s Urban Market Garden, are offering 10-20 people the opportunity to support their market garden through a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) scheme.

$500 will purchase a half share that will be worth $600 credit for whatever produce is available at their market stand all year round. $1000 will purchase a full share and $1200 stand credit.

Wally and Gail have a wide variety of produce, for example: shallots, pea greens, salad mixes, heirloom tomatoes, squash, beans, potatoes, beets, spinach, chard and fresh herbs.

This is a limited offer. Talk to Wally or Gail as soon as possible if you are interested. They are at the Saskatoon Farmers' Market on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, or email them at

Hudsons Saskatoon, February 17
Hudsons Saskatoon (401 – 21st Street E) is holding its Grand Opening at 8 pm on February 17. If you love sports and beer, this is the place to be. They serve some beers from Canadian micro breweries. The menu’s focus is on wings and burgers, but they have recently hired a chef and will be working towards a better menu with more made-from-scratch dishes. Hudsons is part of a small Alberta chain that first opened on Whyte Avenue in Edmonton in 2003.

Prince Albert Cooking Class, February 27
Chef Kevin Dahlsjo, Two by Dahlsjo, will be hosting a cooking class on February 27. There’s limited seating so call to book a seat.

Saskatoon Heritage Society Dinner, March 2
The Saskatoon Heritage Society is holding its annual dinner on Friday, March 2 at the Delta Bessborough. Dr. Ryan Walker will be speaking on Reflections on Saskatoon’s Urban Growth and Changing Concept of Place. Call 717-1791 to obtain tickets.

The Kitchen Counter Cooking School
If you are a fearful kitchen novice or if you offer cooking classes for beginners, The Kitchen Counter Cooking School: How a Few Simple Lessons Transformed Nine Culinary Novices into Fearless Home Cooks by Kathleen Flinn is a must read.

Flinn, a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, gathered a group of women who were intimidated by cooking, relying on frozen or packaged food to feed their families, and showed them how easy it was to make soup, bread, salads and other dishes from scratch. It completely changes the women’s lives as they realize how much more flavourful fresh food is and how simple it is to prepare.

Artisan Cheese Making in Saskatchewan
The February issue of Savour Life has an excellent article about Artisan Cheese Making in Saskatchewan by CJ Katz.

Flavourful Saskatoon is a weekly Monday feature. I also post regular profiles of culinary entrepreneurs, new restaurants and new food products. Follow me on Twitter or subscribe to Wanderlust and Words by email (top right-hand corner) to stay on top of Saskatoon’s evolving food culture.


Tracy said...

Hi Penny.
Just want to say that I love your blog, been following it for some time. I like reading about what's pertinent to our city.

If you ever need a laugh, check out the blog I just started

Penny McKinlay said...

Thanks, Tracy. I'll definitely take a look at your blog. It's great fun to see Saskatoon's blogging community growing, and every blog is unique.