Monday, September 26, 2016

Flavourful Saskatoon, September 26, 2016


Oct. Wine & Spirits Tastings at Co-Op Liquor Store 
Saskatoon Co-op’s Liquor Store in Blairmore is hosting various tastings in October. Sample a variety of wines while enjoying the music of the Saskatoon Symphony’s new artists on Oct. 6. The spotlight is on Spain on Oct. 14, and a new session of the International Sommelier Guild’s Wine Fundamentals Level I begins on Oct. 16.

Vegetarian Diner Grand Opening, Oct. 1 (Regina) 
The Hunter Gatherer Vegetarian Diner in Regina is holding a grand opening from 10 am10 pm, Oct. 1. All proceeds will go towards the rezoning fee that is required for the purchase of a permanent liquor license.

Campus Farmers’ Market 
Saskatoon Farmers’ Market vendors will be selling their wares on campus one Friday of every month from September until April. Upcoming markets are on Oct. 14 and Nov. 18.

World’s First Waste Supermarket 
At the world’s first waste supermarket, you pay what you can for food that has been rescued and would otherwise be thrown out.


Cheddar – Will It Be Orange or White? 
Which do you prefer – orange cheddar or white? 

“Next time you’re walking down the snack aisle of your local supermarket, notice how cheese-flavored things in the regular chip aisle hem toward neon orange on the spectrum—the Doritos, the Cheetos, the Ritz Bits, and Cheez-Its. But when you venture into the organic aisle, the tone palette shifts, and shelves are filled with baked white-cheddar Cheetos puffs, white-cheddar popcorn, and even vegan mac and cheese with vegan white-cheddar flavor, wherever that comes from. 

“There is a cheese trend that castigates orange cheddar as inferior (i.e., it is probably mass produced, probably full of artificial ingredients, probably related to American cheese in some way) because it is orange. But I have a hard truth to share with those shunning orange cheddar just because of the color of its complexion: white cheddar can be a lie, too.” 

Powerful Mushroom Flavour 
This sounds like an interesting technique for getting the maximum flavour out of mushrooms and providing you with both gravy and crispy mushrooms.

Power Vegetables Pantry 
Here are 12 ingredients designed to supercharge your vegetable cooking.

Flavourful Saskatoon is a weekly Monday feature. I also post articles about food that is good, clean and fair; travel; and books. You may also enjoy EcoFriendly Sask profiling Saskatchewan environmental initiatives and events. 

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Flavourful Saskatoon, September 19, 2016


Migrating Moon Indigenous Plants and Food Gather, Oct. 2 
As part of Culture Days, Wanuskewin Heritage Park is hosting Migrating Moon Indigenous Plants and Food Gather on Oct. 2. It will include an indigenous survival foods walk.

Evening Market Launch, Oct. 5
Saskatoon Farmers’ Market is launching their weekly evening market (Wednesdays, 4-7 pm) on Oct. 5 with 30+ vendors, a cooking demo with Chef Jenni, face painting, music, and more.

Rubbish, Oct. 19
The Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council is celebrating its 25th anniversary with Rubbish, a 3-course meal prepared by The Hollows that will demonstrate how you can use “rubbish” such as beet leaves, carrot tops, or fruit pits to create a meal. There will also be a special “garbage” beer from Nine Mile Brewery.

Nosh Pop-Up, Nov. 3/4 (Moose Jaw) 
Chef Justin O’Reilly of Nosh Eatery & Tap and Common Café + Bakery, Moose Jaw, will be offering a collaborative 4-course dinner with drink pairings on Nov. 3 & 4 in Moose Jaw. Tickets are available from Common Café.

Authentic Local Cider 
Crossmount’s dry, crisp Flat Lander cider was very popular at EcoFriendly Sask’s birthday celebration last week. This is authentic cider, not the really sweet mainstream products that are normally sold in North America. Give it a try.


Local Papaya! 
Grandora Gardens is growing papayas in their greenhouse. If we’re lucky, there will be a few for sale this fall. Unbelievably exciting!

A City Park Grocery Store? 
The former Shop Easy on 7th Avenue in City Park has been sold. Plans call for the building to be split into multiple units, including a tenant selling fresh food.

Natural Wines (Regina)
If you’re in Regina, check out the natural wines brought in by Merawine at Willow Park.

Real Junk Food Project
It’s awesome to see UK schools fighting hunger with waste food. One school offers a daily breakfast; others have food boutiques where families can take home free food which would otherwise be thrown out. To showcase what was possible one school, in collaboration with the Real Junk Food Project, fed 10,000 children across Leeds last autumn, entirely with waste food.

New Food Trends 2016 
Take a look at some of the upcoming food trends as identified by Pinterest. There are lots of spices (saffron, turmeric, basil, cinnamon), but honey, coconut (including coconut bacon), and chickpeas also make the list.

20 Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink 
This year’s 20 most innovative American women in food and drink are concerned about food waste, transparency, local, and sustainability.

Photos: Photographs are from the Hampton Free Methodist Church’s International Festival of Flavour on Sept. 17. The event was a wonderful celebration of cultural diversity and community.

Flavourful Saskatoon is a weekly Monday feature. I also post articles about food that is good, clean and fair; travel; and books. You may also enjoy EcoFriendly Sask profiling Saskatchewan environmental initiatives and events. 

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Flavourful Saskatoon, September 12, 2016


Sept. Wine & Spirits Tastings
Saskatoon Co-op’s Liquor Store in Blairmore is hosting a variety of tastings in September – from gin on Sept. 16 to Venetian wine on Sept. 23.

Some Like It Hot, Sept. 24 
Grandora Gardens is hosting its second annual chile tasting event on Sept. 24 at 11 am. Taste some of their spicy peppers as well as hot sauces and food samples made with their chiles.

Fermentation Mob, Sept. 24 
From the Earth to the Crock: a Fermentation Mob on Sept. 24 will go through the entire lacto-fermentation process from harvesting vegetables to processing and packing into jars and crocks. Everyone who participates will be able to take home some ferments to enjoy.

Power of Food Workshop, Sept. 27
Caitlin Peiris, Registered Dietitian, is offering a day-long workshop for collective kitchen leaders, staff and parents of Nutrition Positive Schools, Community Peer leaders and volunteers, and Good Food Box volunteers on Sept. 27. Topics will include finding reliable nutrition information and understanding how food affects our health.


How to Grow Herbs Indoors, Sept. 29
The Glen at Crossmount is offering a workshop on growing herb indoors from 6-8 pm, Sept. 29.

Dinner, Wine & Salt Block Cooking, Oct. 5 
Exclusive Wellness is partnering with Noelle Chorney, local chef, and Doug Reichel, Doug’s Wines, for a night of wine, food, and lessons on how to cook with Himalayan blocks and salt products on Oct. 5.

Vegetarian Harvest Dinner, Nov. 10 
A fundraising dinner for Vinyasa Yoga and Youth on Nov. 10 will include 5 courses created by 5 chefs – all vegetarian.

On-Campus Food Options 
The Sheaf has published a guide to vegetarian and gluten-free options at the University of Saskatchewan.

If you’re in Regina, Chef Moe Mathieu is upping the standards for cafeteria food at Luther College.

locally grown sweet potatoes from WorldAway Farm

Vegan Eggless Eggs 
This is fascinating. A ramen restaurant in Los Angeles went to a lot of effort to make eggless eggs that look like the real deal.

Chef’s Table France
I’ve watched the first episode of Chef’s Table France and loved it as the chef switches from meat-focused to vegetable-focused dishes and still retains 3 Michelin stars.

Flavourful Saskatoon is a weekly Monday feature. I also post articles about food that is good, clean and fair; travel; and books. You may also enjoy EcoFriendly Sask profiling Saskatchewan environmental initiatives and events. 

You can follow Wanderlust and Words on Facebook, Twitter, or by email (top right corner).

Monday, September 5, 2016

Flavourful Saskatoon, September 5, 2016

Oregon Grape

Seed Saving Workshop, Sept. 14 
The Saskatoon Seed Library will be hosting a seed saving workshop and work bee at the Garden Patch at 7 pm, Sept. 14.

Lettuce Turnip the Beet Fundraiser, Sept. 17 
To celebrate its first anniversary, the City Centre Food Co-operative is hosting the Lettuce Turnip the Beet fundraiser at The Grazing Goat on Sept. 17 with a signature beet cocktail. Proceeds will go towards expanding the pop-up produce market.

The Backyard @ Daybreak Mill, Sept. 17 (Portal)
Chef Mariana and her team from The Backyard will be serving a locally sourced, organic, four-course dinner at Daybreak Mill on Sept. 17.

Bloggers around the Table, Sept. 18 
Four food bloggers will discuss their experiences of connecting with people through shared meals and stories from 3:15-5 pm, Sept. 18, at The Word on the Street.

Farm + Table (Swift Current) 
Check out Farm + Table, Swift Current. A chef’s collaborative with Shaun Hanna, Oldman Sandercock and FoodCraft by Sarah Galvin are planning a pop-up restaurant. Their first menu will include locally grown chanterelle mushrooms.

Menu Development 
Chef Justin O’Reilly of Nosh Eatery & Tap explains how he develops a menu.

Promoting Local Agriculture
If we want to promote local agriculture, we need to encourage large institutions (e.g. hospitals) to purchase from local farmers and producers.

Zucchini Involtini 
I like recipes that are adaptable, and zucchini involtini sounds like a great way to make use of zucchini.

French Foodie Retreats
If you’re planning a holiday in France, consider these 10 foodie retreats – there’s even a vegetarian guesthouse near La Rochelle.

Flavourful Saskatoon is a weekly Monday feature. I also post articles about food that is good, clean and fair; travel; and books. You may also enjoy EcoFriendly Sask profiling Saskatchewan environmental initiatives and events. 

You can follow Wanderlust and Words on Facebook, Twitter, or by email (top right corner).