Monday, January 21, 2013

Flavourful Saskatoon, January 21, 2013

Bodega Melipal, Jan. 26
Clarisa Aristi, owner of Bodega Melipal, will be at Ingredients Artisan Market from 12 to 4 on Saturday, January 26. Drop by and sample the Ikella and Melipal wines.

Root Down Caters
Root Down Workers’ Cooperative will now cater everything from breakfast meetings and office lunches to parties and evening events. What a joy – catering that is vegetarian/vegan, local and creative.

Paddock Wood is Hiring
If you’re interested in brewing, drop off a resume at Paddock Wood Brewery. You’ll start out cleaning and packaging, move on to shipping and eventually brewing.

Seabuckthorn Spice
Michelle Zimmer of Wild Serendipity Foods has introduced a new flavour of scones – Seabuckthorn Spice (I loved the spicey flavour, would have liked more fruit). Michelle is at the Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays at the moment, so head on over and check it out.

Truffles Bistro
I hear that Truffles Bistro will soon have a new menu – and they will be serving Herschel Hills cheese. In addition, their website says that Truffles is “making every effort to support a greener world by recycling, using enviro- friendly detergents, cleaning supplies and local products to cut back on fuel emissions.”

 No denying it – I have a sweet tooth. Here’s some of this week’s sweet treats.

Dad’s Organic Market is selling Torie & Howard organic hard candy in various fruit flavours. My pink grapefruit candies are coloured with red cabbage, purple carrots and annatto (seeds from the tropical achiote tree). The tins are made out of recycled steel, and I’m reusing mine to store tea. And there’s no corn syrup, no gluten and no GMOs.

The Better Good has a large selection of Taza chocolate. Taza chocolate is stoneground and only lightly roasted, so it has a fruity flavour that I love. Check out the Salt and Pepper for its mix of sweet, salty and spicy. I bought Salted Almond and it is so good - definitely my favourite flavour.

I purchased the last of the Eagle Hill Foods' chocolates at the Little Market Store, but they plan to order more. I love the juicy fruit centre.

Two by D, Prince Albert
Kevin Dahlsjo and his cooking class at SIAST in Prince Albert invite you to join them for breakfast between 8 and 10:30, Monday to Friday, lunch between 11:30 and 1, Monday to Thursday or a theme buffet on Fridays from 11:30 to 12:45.

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