Monday, October 13, 2014

Flavourful Saskatoon, October 13, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving! I’m dogsitting in Calgary and having a wonderful time.

Mama G Opens Restaurant in Borden 
Thanks to her crowdfunding campaign, Mama G is opening a restaurant in Borden. G G Garden Grill will be open from 12-6:30 pm starting October 18. The restaurant will serve both Canadian classics and Nigerian cuisine.

Send reservation or catering inquiries to or call 306.881.0213 or 306.249.1698.

Tomato Wine 
Who would have guessed that you could make wine from tomatoes! Omerto, based in Baie St-Paul, Quebec, makes two aperitif wines, each using a blend of six types of heirloom tomatoes. Omerto uses a family recipe developed in Belgium over four generations ago.

Ditching Disposable Coffee Cups 
There’s a campaign afoot on US university campuses to promote reusable mugs. The We Hate to Waste campaign is aimed at having fun and taking selfies rather than stern moralistic messages.

10 Ways to Grow a Healthier Food System 
Here are 10 tips for a more sustainable food system. I was surprised to learn that baking bread at home will save on water and packaging.

Business Incubators 
Ten food business incubators in the US offer everything from commercial kitchen space and storage to classes and advice on business matters such as insurance. I'd love to see something similar in Saskatoon.

Rotterdam Market Hall 
Wouldn’t you love to live in an apartment looking onto Rotterdam’s new market hall? Such colourful architecture.

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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Sarah said...

The University of Saskatchewan does have a facility for processing food that is available to the public. It is for bigger food operations, not just a small baker or maker.

Penny McKinlay said...

You're right, Sarah. The Food Centre provides a valuable service. I'm not sure it provides all the services of an incubator. I guess I'd like to see a place where individuals can try out their idea, share a kitchen and storage space, maybe even share a marketplace, and get help with setting up a business plan.