Monday, July 9, 2012

Flavourful Saskatoon, July 9, 2012

A sugar moon, summer salads, picnic and crop tour – so much to discover in this week’s issue of Flavourful Saskatoon

Sugar Moon Cakery
There’s a new bakery on Second Avenue. Sugar Moon Cakery is located just past Starbucks in the same building as the Saskatoon Asian Restaurant. They are open Monday to Friday from 7 am to 3 pm. They weren’t open when I dropped by, but there appeared to be a counter where you can have a hot drink and a snack.

Sugar Moon Cake Co. also designs wedding and special occasion cakes by appointment (e.g. birch bark cake).

Swadesh Restaurant
Sadiqur Rahman, who owns two South Asian supermarkets, has just opened a restaurant. The Swadesh Restaurant on 22nd Street serves Pakistani, Indian and Bangladeshi dishes. The restaurant is open from 8 am to 11 pm, seven days a week.

Earth Bound Bakery
Trent Loewen is always trying out something new at Earth Bound Bakery. The Black and White Sesame Baguette tastes as good as it looks.

Lunch at Calories
The lunch menu at Calories restaurant on Broadway includes Fattoush Salad, roasted pita bread with local vegetables, garden mint and sumac (fresh goat feta is optional).

There’s also a spinach and strawberry salad with cracked spiced almonds in a black pepper fennel buttermilk dressing. Sounds yummy!

Organic Producers’ Picnic & Crop Tour
Everyone is invited to attend the Saskatchewan Organic Producers Association’s Annual Picnic and Crop Tour at Rockytop Entreprises, Bankend. There will be a wiener roast the evening of July 27 and a pancake breakfast, crop tour and dinner on July 28. There’s space for trailers and campers on the farm.

Lake Country
If you’re holidaying at or near Christopher Lake, the Executive Chef is offering pre-booked Executive Chef dinners for two on Thursdays and Fridays as well as Take-and-Bake Pizzas. Pick up is at the Jewel of the North Resort.

Kootenay Country 
I’m heading west to Nelson, BC, for the next few weeks. So don’t be surprised if upcoming Wanderlust articles are about BC wines and cheeses as well as Nelson institutions, such as the Kootenay Co-op. Have a great summer!

Did you read?
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Underground Café

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