Monday, September 25, 2017

Flavourful Saskatoon, September 25, 2017


Food Film Night, Sept. 29
CHEP Good Food Inc. and the Saskatoon Food Council are hosting a free screening of episode 1 of Cooked based on Michael Pollan’s book of the same title at 7 pm, Sept. 29. There will be free snacks and refreshments from the Boxcar Café.

German Harvest Fest, Oct. 7 
Be sure to attend the German Harvest Festival (Erntedankfest) at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market on Oct. 7. The event is organized by KulturGarten Saskatoon.

“In Germany, Erntedankfest is strongly entrenched in the culture. The Erntedanktag is an official holiday, in most areas celebrated on the first Sunday in October, which is usually also the first Sunday following Michaelistag or Michaelmas on September 29th. Erntedankfest is not a big day of family get-togethers and feasting, rather a religious and communal celebration, giving gratitude for the harvest.”

Battle of Canada Wine Tasting, Oct. 12 
Jerome Chomos will help participants to enjoy the unique qualities of wine from Ontario and BC at the Battle of Canada Wine Tasting, Oct. 12, at The Local Kitchen.

Sad News
Michelle Zimmer of Wild Serendipity Foods is leaving the Saskatoon Farmers' Market - Saturday, October 7, will be her last market. She will be continuing to make most of her products, so be sure to like her Facebook page so you know what is available. Email Michelle at info@wildserendipity.com if there is something in particular you want to order or you want to order a large quantity.

I’m Enjoying 
GT’s Synergy Kombucha has lots of real fruit flavour and isn’t too sweet. I’ve tried Mystic Mango and Guava Goddess and they’re both excellent (available at Dad’s Organic Market).

Calgary-based Basic Roots makes a cashew cream cheeze style spread that is both raw and vegan. I tried the Herbs de Provence and highly recommend it (freezer section at Dad’s Organic Market).

Being Jewish and Vegan on Rosh Hashanah 
Food and culture are an important part of Jewish holidays. How do vegans hold on to the tradition while adapting it to their vegan principles? “if there’s anything I stand by, it’s that culture cannot be left static. It’s fluid and transitive and begs modification. And with today's global environmental situation, changing the way we eat proves increasingly important.”

Repurposing Food Waste
Companies are discovering innovative ways to re-purpose food waste. Spent grains from making beer become granola bars, while waste bread is turned into beer. Spent coffee grounds are the foundation for DIY mushroom-growing kits. Fruit and vegetable pulp from a juicer is used to make furakake, a Japanese seasoning.


Heading Out 
I’m leaving for Europe at the end of the month and will still be en route to my first housesit on Monday, Oct. 2. The next Flavourful Saskatoon will be published on October 9.

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 18, 2017

Flavourful Saskatoon, September 18, 2017


Seabuckthorn Days, Sept. 23 & 24 
Celebrate local berries with a tropical taste during Seabuckthorn Days, Sept. 23 & 24, at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market. Seminars are by donation and include Dr. Soolanayakanahally speaking about the emerging opportunities and benefits of seabuckthorn. There will be a gourmet lunch with every dish including seabuckthorn on Sept. 24.

From the Kitchen to the Bookstore, Sept. 24 
Renée Kohlman and Karlynn Johnson will discuss the food blog to cookbook process at 12:15 pm, Sept. 24, as part of Word on the Street.

Global Adventures in Home Cooking, Sept. 24 
Jan Wong will talk to dee Hobsbawn-Smith about her book Apron Strings: Navigating Food and Family in France, Italy and China at 2:45 pm, Sept. 24, at Word on the Street.

Goat Milk
There's a new vendor at the Saskatoon Farmers' Market - Hal Jadeske of Richard, SK, with fresh goat milk.

Food for Thought 
How do you finance a dream? Here’s how The Local Kitchen achieved their goal – and it wasn’t easy.

Food is never just about what we put in our mouths – it’s a way of making sense of the world: in praise of Ruth Reichl

A free grocery store in Wellington, New Zealand, is cutting food waste and hunger

Kids share what they learned in a summer food education program


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 11, 2017

Flavourful Saskatoon, September 11, 2017


Pumpkin Festival, September 
Black Fox Farm & Distillery is holding a pumpkin festival on the last three weekends in September: Sept. 16 & 17, Sept. 23 & 24, Sept. 30 & Oct. 1.

Fundraiser Pies
Finance your next fundraiser with frozen, unbaked apple and appletoon pies from Petrofka Orchard.

Parkerview Brews Kombucha 
Parkerview Brews is selling their kombucha at Street Stall Saturdays from now until the end of September. It can also be purchased at The Local Kitchen.

School Lunches 
A local survey of parent-made school lunches indicated that the food kids brought from home was less healthy than the food in school meal programs. Rachel Engler-Stringer is “calling for universal school meal programs for all students. She suggested that finicky children who turn up their noses at healthy foods like fresh fruit and vegetables might very well change their habits when they see their classmates enjoying nutritious meals.”


Food for Thought
Not enough people for a downtown grocery store? What about a foodmobile?
What can you learn from reading a wine label?
See what happens when food, fashion, and art collide.
Avocado toast – just the latest hip food, along with celery, pineapples, spaghetti, and cheese fondue.
A magical book about apples, a comic book, and a memoir.

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 4, 2017

Flavourful Saskatoon, September 4, 2017


Bountiful Harvest 
I shopped at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market on Saturday and was blown away by the huge amounts and astounding variety of local produce. What a rich harvest of fresh vegetables! I appreciate it so much more when I’m buying direct from the farmer rather than picking up neatly packaged parcels at the supermarket.

By the way, a young woman is selling samosas stuffed with lentils, potatoes, and parsley, and they’re delicious.


A Week in the Life of a Market Vendor 
Sarah Galvin sells bread and baked goods at the Swift Current and Moose Jaw markets. She’s hard at work every day of the week, not just market day. She recorded a week’s worth of activities on her Facebook page – Foodcraft by Sarah.

Jennifer and Adi from Kaleidoscope Vegetable Gardens recorded that it took them 16 hours and 20 minutes to pick four 100-foot rows of padron peppers. And that’s just one of their crops.

Waste Not, Want Not 
Here are 10 ways to reduce your food waste footprint – from shopping smart to organizing your refrigerator to composting.


Food Tank Fall Reading List
There’s lots of interesting reading on Food Tank’s fall reading list, including Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America, Food Trucks, Cultural Identity, and Social Justice, and What She Ate: 6 Remarkable Women and the Food that Tells their Stories.

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).