Monday, June 24, 2013

Flavourful Saskatoon, June 24, 2013

Persian Picnic, June 30 
Saskatoon’s Persian Store is hosting a picnic at 5:30 on Sunday, June 30, at Christ Church Anglican.

Tickets cost $20 and are available at the Persian Store (223-25th Street West).

Saskatoon Local Food Map
The Saskatoon Local Food Map is a visual guide to farms, markets, retailers, restaurants and other businesses within 100 km of Saskatoon that feature food grown within Saskatchewan. The map is designed to strengthen the regional food system.

It’s a work in progress and there are still so many gaps; I encourage you to contribute additional information.

Community Farmers’ Markets 
If you can’t make it to the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market, there are other options:

A number of vendors, including Goodlife Greenhouses (heritage tomatoes and other goodies), are in front of London Drugs on 8th Street from 9 to 4 on Tuesdays and Fridays.

St. James’ Farmers’ Market & International Bazaar (just off Broadway) is held year-round from 11 to 6 on Wednesdays.

Warman Farmers’ Market is held from 2 to 6 on Thursdays all summer long in the City Hall parking lot.

The Prince Albert Farmers’ Market is held three times a week on Saturdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays with different time slots on each day to suit different customers.

Townsite Beer at The Woods
The Woods Ale House is now serving Townsite beer.

Chloe and Cedric brewed with Paddock Wood for a couple of years. They’re now brewing beer at Townsite Brewing in Powell River, BC.

25 Gourmet Veggie Burgers 
Courtney at The Fig Tree blog offers a round-up of 25 Gourmet Veggie Burgers. There is such a variety – from Smoky Beet Burgers to Cauliflower Hummus Burgers with Mint Tzatziki.

Vegetable Broth
Here are some recipes for turning vegetable scraps into flavourful vegetable broth as a base for amazing soups and stews.

Tip: Add mushrooms for heartier, cold-weather dishes

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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