Monday, May 11, 2015

Flavourful Saskatoon, May 11, 2015

Best Hospital Food Ever 
I had the best hospital meal ever the evening after my surgery – a grape popsicle! It wasn’t a gourmet dish; it demonstrated no culinary expertise; but it was exactly the right thing for me to eat as I upgraded from ice chips to real food. Something to keep in mind when we attempt to define quality food.

Shop Local 
Invest $25 in a GOLOCO membership card and you’ll save money and show support at lots of local food businesses (Earth Bound Bakery, Nosh, Griffin Takeaway, City Perks, EE Burrito, Honeybun Café). Sounds like a good idea to me.

Pardessi Bazaar
A friend commented on Twitter that Pardessi Bazaar (1-415 51st Street East) was her favourite place to shop for Indian specialties. Just looking at their website makes me hungry.

Basics of Composting
Want to start a backyard compost bin but need more information? Saskatoon’s Master Composters are offering introductory presentations from 7-8:30 pm, May 13 (Alice Turner Library), and 2-3:30 pm, May 23 (Mayfair Library).

Community Gardens 
Saskatoon now has 39 community gardens (up 5 from last year). Wow!

Go Vegan
 A 100-year-old heart surgeon retired at 95. He’s been vegan for almost 50 years.

Arcadia Bar, a vegan restaurant in Edmonton, sounds like a great place to eat – everything from vegan donair to tacos and burgers.

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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