Monday, December 21, 2015

Flavourful Saskatoon, December 21, 2015

Solo Italia Fine Pasta, Ogema
Solo Italia Fine Pasta is owned by a family that moved to Ogema from northern Italy. The make and sell pasta as well as other Italian specialties and are serving espresso and wood-fired pizza.

Hunter Gatherer Vegetarian Diner, Regina
The Hunter Gatherer Vegetarian Diner is expected to open in December in Regina. I’m interested to learn more.

Two Stones Mill
I’m curious to find out more about Two Stones Mill. They are providing The Night Oven Bakery with buckwheat and their packaging says, “Saskatchewan-grown organic grain, stone milled in small batches.”

Black Fox Spirits
Black Fox Spirits are now available at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market.

New Year’s Eve at the Odd Couple
I’m so impressed that the Odd Couple Restaurant advertises two New Year’s Eve menus – a 4-course Asian meal and a 4-course vegan meal. And the vegan menu looks absolutely fabulous.

Donating Healthy Food
An American crowdfunding platform gives people an opportunity to donate fresh fruit and vegetables rather than processed foods.

Sorghum, an ancient grain from the dry African plains, is finally finding its way into restaurants throughout the United States. Whether it’s a drizzled on top of desserts, mixed into salads, or used in a no-rice risotto, chefs turned onto the ingredient have fallen in love with it.”

Do you remember SweeTarts? I loved them when I was a kid. I also loved the tart apple crisp that Mum made using apples from our garden. I won’t deny that I have a sweet tooth, but I also love tart foods. And England offers far more than Canada. I’m eating stewed Bramley apples (no sugar added), red currant and apple crumble, rhubarb and gooseberry yogurts. Tart foods have a depth of flavour that’s missing when all you can taste is the sugar.

Merry Christmas!
Wishing you a joyful holiday season of friendship, laughter, and good food.

“Love just doesn't sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; re-made all the time, made new.” – Ursula K. LeGuin, The Princess 

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