Monday, August 20, 2012

Flavourful Saskatoon, August 20, 2012

From Spicy Sensations to Saskatchewan Mustard and Quinoa 
with some Propaganda Gardening thrown in for extra flavour! 

Premala’s Spicy Sensations
SaskMade Marketplace is hosting a tasting of Premala’s Spicy Sensations chili bites along with a variety of their sauces and chutneys on Thursday, August 23 from 4-8 pm.

Mustard Festival 
The Great Saskatchewan Mustard Festival will be held on September 16 at the Willows on Wascana in Regina. You can follow the event on Facebook or Twitter.

I wrote an article about quinoa for SaskMade Marketplace’s August newsletter.

What do the Andes Mountains of South America have in common with Northern Saskatchewan? As it turns out, they are both good places to grow quinoa. Quinoa (keen-wah) has been grown in South America for 3000 years, but it has only recently become popular in North America." [read more]

Incredible Edible
Pam Warhurt gives a powerful TED talk on propaganda gardening and the capacity of small actions to build a different and a kinder future – one vegetable bed at a time. Check out Incredible Edible Todmorden’s website to see all the ways in which they are growing and campaigning for local food. (Thanks, Linda!)

Landshare Canada
Landshare Canada connects people with garden space and a love of home-grown food with those who are looking for land where they can garden. It appears to be quite active in a number of provinces but not yet in Saskatchewan.

On the Road
If you’re an avid viewer of all the Food Network’s television programs, you are sure to want their restaurant finder and recommendation guide app for iPhone and iPad. The contents are drawn from the Food Network’s television and magazine features. (Thanks, Andrew!)

Flavourful Saskatoon is a weekly Monday feature. I also post regular profiles of culinary entrepreneurs, new restaurants and new food products.

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