Monday, March 6, 2017

Flavourful Saskatoon, March 6, 2017

Go Local, Mar. 12 
The College of Pharmacy and Nutrition is hosting GO LOCAL!, a nutrition student initiative about the local food system and bridging the gap between producers and consumers, from 2-5 pm, Mar. 12.

Seedy Saturday
Seedy Saturday is happening now around Saskatchewan. Check out the dates and venues here.

Floating Gardens
Floating Gardens is planning to have community garden plots behind their greenhouse in Osler this summer.

Local Feta
Balkan-style feta from Coteau Hills Creamery is available at SaskMade Marketplace.

Cutting Down on Waste 
The University of Saskatchewan has installed a food dehydrator to handle food waste from the Marquis Hall dining room. They hope that the machine “will turn roughly 2,500 pounds of weekly food waste into a nutrient rich material that can be added to its compost mixture.”

Warman Collective Garden
This sounds like a great program: “The Warman Collective Garden focuses on creating community through programs and education that connect people to local food. . . . Numerous classes at the high school use the garden as an educational tool. . . . Unused home garden space can be donated and is then planted, maintained and harvested by Collective Garden members and volunteers. Another way that community members help the garden is through the donation of extra fruits and vegetables from their own gardens and yards. . . . [Kids in the Garden] summer program teaches kids gardening, cooking, food preserving and marketing skills using fun and interactive activities.” 

Food and Travel
If you’re planning a trip to the United Kingdom, be sure to check out this list of the best places to take afternoon tea in London, from the traditional to the eccentric. And here’s a list of the 13 best bakeries in London. Here are 10 good places to eat in Paris (in French). And if Barcelona is your destination, here are 10 of the best market restaurants.

If you’re in Vancouver, baker Annabelle Choi’s charcoal sourdough kamut loaves and Earl Grey muffins sound delicious and are available at Matchstick Coffee. Both specialize in slow food.

If you’re planning to stick closer to home, here are 12 small towns in Saskatchewan that are recommended (many with restaurants or festivals).

Luxury Tea 
“Canada – where the average tea drinker has 11 different varieties in their kitchen cupboards – has a particularly progressive tea-drinking population, which Euromonitor attributes to immigration from countries with strong tea-drinking cultures (China, India, the Middle East and Russia), an interest in being health conscious, and a penchant for learning about different varieties. Sales of tea reached $1.3-billion in Canada in 2015 – a 23 per cent increase over the year before.” 

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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