Monday, January 12, 2015

Flavourful Saskatoon, January 12, 2015

Eat local . . . drink local

Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria 
River Heights will soon have a new pizzeria. Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria will be opening at 300-136 Primrose Drive on January 19. They promise to deliver a hand-stretched, hand-tossed pizza cooked in a traditional fire-roasting Italian pizza oven. Famoso opened in Edmonton in 2007. They now have locations in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario.

Sunday brunch at Prairie Sun Brewery 
Brunch is now being served from 11 am to 3 pm, Sundays, at Prairie Sun Brewery. And, yes, there’s a vegetarian option – thanks, Tom.

New PA Businesses
Two new businesses are opening in downtown Prince Albert. Rock Creek Café, a licensed restaurant with a northern-inspired menu, hopes to open in February or March.

Melanie Quintal, owner of Funky Fresh Bistro, went to Belgium to become a certified chocolatier, and will now be opening a chocolate shop, that will also serve as overflow space, adjacent to the Bistro.

Signs of Spring
Grandora Gardens reports that their first tomatoes and cucumbers have sprouted. Surely spring is just a little ways down the road ;-)

Seabuckthorn Crisps
Sarah Galvin has posted a recipe for Seabuckthorn Crisps on her website. It looks like a tasty way to take advantage of our local seabuckthorn berries.

Enhancing Saskatoon’s Dining Scene 
Noelle Chorney suggests a number of different ways in which we could improve Saskatoon’s dining scene in her Planet S column. I particularly like the idea of embracing our native ingredients and of giving veggies some love.

Flower Sprouts 
Speaking of veggies, I’ve been shopping at Winchcombe’s farm shop and have discovered a new favorite vegetable.

Flower Sprouts are a cross between kale and Brussel sprouts. With curly green and purple leaves, they’re really attractive, and they have a milder flavour than Brussel sprouts. Plus, they contain a generous serving of vitamins B6, C and E.

Maybe one of the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market vendors will be interested in trying them out.

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