Monday, February 23, 2015

Flavourful Saskatoon, February 23, 2015

Solar Gardens products available at The Prairie Pantry

Urban Ag Films, Feb. 27
The Saskatoon Found Council will be showing the 10 finalist films in this year’s Real Food Media Project at 7 pm, Feb. 27, at Station 20 West. The films showcase individuals who are building a sustainable food system.

Fermentation for Gut Health Workshop, Feb. 27 
Esther Beazer will be offering a Fermentation for Gut Health workshop at The Refinery from 6-9 pm, February 27. There will be another workshop on March 14.

Museo @ Mendel Closing 
The Mendel Art Gallery branch of Museo Coffee will be closing at the end of February. I’ll miss going there.

Saskatchewan-grown quinoa at The Prairie Pantry

Dine in the Dark, Mar. 5 
The CNIB is hosting a Dine in the Dark fundraising dinner at the Parktown Hotel on March 5. You’ll be blindfolded, so the focus will be on the smells, sounds, tastes and textures.

Saskatchewan Organic has a new name and a new Facebook page.

Cauliflower Madness 
“Every winter stands manned by farmers pop up along most of the West Bank’s winding roads …. This is zahara baladi, an ancient local cultivar that takes a full year to grow and is in season for just a few weeks. The plant has a nice, mustardy hue; the flavour is well-rounded, sweet and earthy and the texture irresistibly creamy.” (The Economist)

Organic, Canadian spices with less packaging at The Prairie Pantry

Do It Yourself 
From using a popcorn popper to roast coffee to grinding your own flour and flakes, there’s a whole range of handy, electricity-free devices.

Multi-Stakeholder Food Co-op 
Oregon’s Our Table Cooperative “goes beyond the “know your farmer” ethos of the local food movement to create an environment where you know your cheese maker, truck driver, and grocery store attendant too. In Our Table’s cooperative, people in different parts of the food world work together, negotiate with each other, and share decision-making—all with the intention of creating a fairer and healthier system." (Yes! Magazine)

From Fish to Okra 
When the Vietnamese community near New Orleans could no longer fish because of the BP oil spill, they set up a farming cooperative. (Modern Farmer)

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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Solar Gardens oil and vinegar at The Prairie Pantry

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