Monday, May 29, 2017

Flavourful Saskatoon, May 29, 2017

Beer & Grilled Cheese Sandwich 
I attended Green Drinks Saskatoon on Friday evening and thoroughly enjoyed the setting, the beer, and the grilled cheese sandwich. 9 Mile Legacy Brewing Company is a very pleasant spot for a visit with friends and I appreciate their support for community events. I really enjoyed their sessional beer brewed especially for the NatureCity Festival; next time I plan to try their tasting menu so I can sample some of the wide range of beers they brew.

Dapper Dane Gourmet Grilled Cheese food truck was parked outside 9 Mile so I was able to pick up a freshly-grilled sandwich for supper. The Caprese was excellent – fresh tomato and basil, pesto, and cheese is a great combination. The food truck is named after their two Great Danes and there is a jar with dog biscuits on the counter.

Brightly Coloured Beehives 
Calories restaurant – with help from Monique Martin, fine arts students from Georges Vanier and St. Phillip’s schools, and Dr. Barry Brown – has installed beehives on the roof of their building. I love the brightly-painted boxes.

Saskatoon Food Forest Initiative 
The Saskatoon Food Forest Initiative has obtained a site for a small food forest pilot project this summer.

Ukrainian Pickles & Soup 
I’m really enjoying the Beet Salad and Sauerkraut that I picked up at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market (middle aisle across from Kaleidoscope Vegetable Gardens) and I’m looking forward to trying the Borscht – it comes in a jar, just add water, and heat.

Oatmeal Cookies & Porridge are Good for the Planet 
Seems to me that, to be a superfood, a food’s got to deliver more than nutrients. It has to be cheap, versatile, good-tasting, not too onerous to prepare and not so perishable that you end up tossing it. It also has to perform on the environmental front. It has to be able to play in the kind of responsible, productive agricultural system we’re going to need if we expect to feed almost 10 billion people by 2050. . . . Oats have an important job in fixing what ails our agricultural system. Just about everyone who works in agriculture says they believe that our current system, based disproportionately on corn and soy, would work better if we grew a more diverse suite of crops.”

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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