Monday, September 1, 2014

Flavourful Saskatoon, September 1, 2014

Saskatoon Co-op Liquor – Sept. Tastings
Saskatoon Co-op Wine, Spirits, Beer has posted their September tasting events. I’m interested in attending the Rhȏne wine tasting on September 27 that will be led by Anthony Taylor, sommelier for Gabriel Meffre. But there are also sessions on terroir, weird whiskies and mead.

Milling in Saskatchewan, Sept. 19
Bryn Rawlyk, Night Oven Bakery, will talk about his experience building and operating a small grain mill and the history of milling in Saskatchewan at the Frances Morrison Library, Friday, September 19, at 2 pm. There will be samples!

Out of Old Saskatchewan Kitchens 
Amy Jo Ehman’s new book, Out of Old Saskatchewan Kitchens, will be out the second week in September. Here are three upcoming readings:
Word on the Street festival, 11 am, September 21
Rusty Macdonald Library, 2-3 pm, October 8
McNally Robinson Booksellers, 7:30 pm, October 9

New Products – Dad’s Organic Market 
Two new products caught my eye when I was shopping at Dad’s Organic Market on Saturday.

JusTea is a small Canadian company that is working directly with tea farmers in northern Kenya to import tea rolled by hand and purchased directly from the farmers. Their goal is to ensure higher wages for the tea farmers and their families. I love the packaging with its colourful cloth wrappers and a wooden spoon decorated with beads.

Fermented food is supposed to be very good for your health and is becoming increasingly popular, so I was curious to discover a fermented salsa from Wildbrine. The salsas must be brand new as they aren’t even mentioned on Wildbrine’s website.

Interprovincial Wine Sales
 It’s about time! Soon we’ll be able to legally bring BC wine into Saskatchewan – and vice versa.

Spinning Plates
I watched Spinning Plates on the weekend. On the surface, it's a foodie movie about three restaurants and their owners. But it's really about how we choose to face adversity, the strength we gain from family and community, and the legacy we hope we will leave behind when we're gone. The film is available on Netflix.

Grown in the USA
I was fascinated to read about a young man who hopes to revitalize Detroit’s economy by making it the “tea capital” of the United States by growing, producing and selling tea.

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