Monday, June 27, 2016

Flavourful Saskatoon, June 27, 2016

Horchata Mexicana
La Taqueria Mexicana, Saskatoon Farmers’ Market, will be serving horchata throughout the summer months.

Fruit & Spice & Everything Nice
D.A.M.N. Fine Foods are now selling their spicy fruit preserves at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market.

International Coffee Culture
Interested in learning more about coffee culture in cities around the world? Then you may want to subscribe to Drift magazine. Contact Daryl Grunau, Vector Coffee Company, to be part of a bulk order.

Composting Workshops
Saskatoon’s Compost Coaches are offering a free hour-long workshop on different composting options, including trench composting, mulching, vermicompost and bokashi fermentation at 7 pm, July 14, at the Cliff Wright Library. You can build a compost tumbler at 6 pm, July 20, or a vermicomposting bin at 10 am, July 23, at the Saskatoon Food Bank’s Garden Patch.

Composting – Take Your Pick
From lasagna compost to vermicompost, find out which method will work best for you.

Regina Food Bank Greenhouse
The Regina Food Bank will soon have a year-round greenhouse with 50 garden towers, each of which is expected to grow up to $1,500 worth of fresh food annually.

Winnipeg’s Outstanding Food Scene
Dan Clapson says, “Winnipeg has outgrown Edmonton both in food quality and the diversity of what it has to offer, and the city is ‘leaps and bounds’ above Saskatoon and Regina.”

Bread, Wine, Chocolate
Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love by Simran Sethi discusses the growth and production of some of our favourite foods: bread, wine, chocolate, coffee, and beer. I’ve read a number of similar books, but this one is worth reading for several reasons: the tasting notes to help readers identify and appreciate what they’re eating; the unexpected pieces, such as a look at preparing Karah Prasad at the Sikh Golden Temple in India; and the author’s emotional response to food and food producers.

Flavourful Saskatoon is a weekly Monday feature. I also post articles about food that is good, clean and fair; travel; and books. 

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