Monday, February 8, 2016

Flavourful Saskatoon, February 8, 2016

Adopt a Plot at the Garden Patch
Registration is now open for teams of green-fingered gardening enthusiasts (or not so green but eager to learn) to adopt a plot at the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre’s Garden Patch.

Coteau Hills Cheese
I was very sad when Herschel Hills Cheese shut down, so I’m delighted to see that Coteau Hills Creamery will be opening soon in Moose Jaw. I look forward to trying their cheese.

Urban Ag in London, UK 
London isn’t known for its urban agriculture, but a new generation of farmers is starting to change all that by transforming the city’s underground tunnels, industrial warehouses, and rooftops into urban acreage.

I’ve often wondered how I could use za’atar, a Middle Eastern herb or herbal mixture that combines Syrian oregano, sesame seeds, sumac, and salt. Yotam Ottolenghi’s za’atar recipes include a Levantine flatbread, amaranth-stuffed mushrooms, and a pâté/dip.

Barolo Wine – Truth or Fiction? 
There’s more than one version of how Italy’s Barolo wine switched from sweet to modern classic – take your pick. Barolo is one of the wines in an upcoming tasting at Boffin’s Restaurant, Innovation Place.

British Sweets
Millionaire’s Shortbread and Chocolate Biscuit Cake are two popular British sweets. Biscuit Cake is made with crushed tea biscuits and was apparently a great favorite of Princes William and Harry when they were young.

Millionaire’s Shortbread has been described as a gourmet Twix bar; the origin of its name is a mystery.

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Robyn said...

Herschel Hills shut down? Do you know why?

Penny McKinlay said...

I think it was a combination of factors, Robyn - time, production facilities, staffing. They may open again in future.