Monday, June 18, 2012

Flavourful Saskatoon, June 18, 2012

A little local flavour to get your week off to a great start – Seabuckthorn Berry and Basil Cream Scones, Roasted Dandelion Root Mousse in Chocolate Shooters, and Sonome Nomine Champagne Beer 

Good Food Boxes, June 20 
CHEP is looking for volunteers to help them pack Good Food Boxes from 9 to noon on June 20. They’ll supply lunch. Email to sign up.

sweetsugarbean – Chef’s Tasting, June 24
Renée Kohlman, aka sweetsugarbean, will be serving up samples of fabulous food at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market on Sunday, June 24 from 11-3 or until supplies run out.

With fresh ingredients from Floating Gardens, Hestia Organics, Living Soil Farms, Northern Vigor Berries, and Rusty’s Wild Rice, she’s planning to make Seabuckthorn Berry and Basil Cream Scones, Beluga Lentil Salad with Sorrel and Asparagus, Tzatziki Potato Salad, Strawberry, Ricotta and Pea Shoot Crostini, and Wild Rice Pudding with Brown Sugar Crust. I’ll be there – my mouth is already watering!

Over the Hill Orchards Vendor Night, June 28
 SaskMade Marketplace is hosting a Vendor Night with Dean Kreutzer of Over the Hill Orchards on June 28. It’s a great opportunity to taste their organic fruit products.

Beer Tasting, June 29
Souleio is hosting a beer tasting on June 29 from 6-9 pm. The “guests of honour” are: Paddock Wood Sonome Nomine Champagne Beer, Paddock Wood Loki, Bombardier English Ale, and St. Ambroise Apricot Ale. Email or call 979-8102 to reserve.

Slow Food Saskatoon
Slow Food Saskatoon is a reality! Thank you for signing up as members and as part of the leadership team. I know everyone is eager to start holding some public events. I’ll keep you posted.

Here’s a link to my interview on CBC Radio prior to the Slow Food planning meeting.

Go Local with a Boreal Tasting
Chef Kevin Tetz is planning a Saskatchewan Boreal tasting menu: spruce bark crackers with goat cheese and wild berry chutney, roasted dandelion root ice cream mini cakes, roasted dandelion root mousse in chocolate shooters, and more. He’s looking for a place or places to hold this event – let him know if you’re interested.

Cross-Country Cookbook Shelf
Vote for your favourite Saskatchewan cookbook on CBC Books’ Cross-Country Cookbook Shelf.

Eradicating Food Deserts
Philadephia has the highest obesity rate and poorest population of America’s big cities. They’re hoping to turn corner stores into green grocers by supplying some stores with new fridges to store produce and connecting them with wholesalers from whom they can buy at lower prices. They’re also working with schools to improve nutrition and helping neighbourhoods to launch farmers markets.

If you’re planning or even daydreaming about a trip to Montreal, you will definitely want to sign up for Eat Montréal’s newsletter. You’ll find out about micro brewery tours, innovative food events and Montreal’s culinary map.

Clif Bar's Panforte
Clif Bar is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a new, limited-run flavour. The Panforte bar contains 23 different ingredients, including orange peel, almonds, currants, hazelnuts, pistachios, orange peel, coriander, ginger and white pepper. I wonder if it will be available in Canada.

Photos: Saskatoon Farmers’ Market – Kristen’s Homemade Preserves, Mistik Acres, Peasant’s Pick

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1 comment:

Renee said...

Thanks for the shout out Penny! See you there :)