Monday, June 8, 2015

Flavourful Saskatoon, June 8, 2015

World Away Farm, Saskatoon Farmers' Market

Gluten-Free Beer
Paddock Wood Brewing Co. is working on a gluten-free quinoa stout. If it passes the taste test (can't be boring), it will go into production.

Hort Week, July 4-12
Improve your gardening skills and learn fascinating facts about gardening history during Hort Week, sponsored by the Master Gardener Program at the U of S. Courses range from rooftop & container gardening to planning your garden for maximum nutrition and the time travellers’ garden: ancient Egypt.

Sutherland Farmers’ Market
There’s a small farmers’ market at St. Paul’s United Church, Sutherland (105th Street & Egbert Avenue), on Thursdays from 11-6. The Cake Witch is there with all her lovely German cakes.

Showcasing Local Lentils
Lentils are a fabulous source of cheap, locally grown protein. Chef RĂ©mi at Calories is serving Persian Lentils with local quinoa and sour cherries as part of the Fun de Lentil Tour. Vote now and vote often for this innovative recipe that showcases lentils rather than simply including them as a side dish alongside meat or fish.

Bureki, Ef-Zeen Greek Cuisine

Ef-Zeen Greek Cuisine
Have you tried Ef-Zeen Greek Cuisine’s ready-to-eat Greek salads, pizzas, and meals? They purchase many of their fresh ingredients from fellow vendors at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market. I particularly like the Lahanopita with cabbage, zucchini, carrots, herbs and feta cheese. This week I tried the Bureki – eggs, sweet peppers and feta cheese in phyllo pastry. They are a lovely appetizer.

Ef Zeen also caters and delivery daily and weekly menus.

Odd Couple Restaurant 
I had supper at the Odd Couple Restaurant last week and am so impressed by the quality of their dishes – lovely fresh vegetables and lots of flavourful vegetarian options.

Deep-Fried Tofu, Odd Couple Restaurant

Veggie Sandwich 
Riverside Delicatessen always has a vegetarian sandwich. The latest creative invention is cornmeal crusted tofu with roasted red pepper spread and kale salad. Sounds good.

Vegan Farmstay
Take a break from the city at the Forever MicroRanch Sanctuary, an animal refuge near Climax in Southwest Saskatchewan. Spend time with the animal residents, visit Grasslands National Park and enjoy home-cooked vegan meals.

Contaminated Cans
BPA, a plastic additive that mimics estrogen, lines an estimated 75% of canned foods in North America. It protects the metal from corroding, but it also leaches into the contents of the can that you’re about to eat. So think twice before buying canned products.

Tomato Pad Thai with 5-Spiced Tofu, Odd Couple Restaurant

Turning Garbage into Culinary Gold
Fourteen UK cafes are taking the ingredients that grocery stores routinely discard and turning it into gourmet meals.

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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