Pickeral

Pickeral

Now that my mom has retired, she has all kinds of time to attend to “leisurely” pursuits like planting a garden and tending herb pots. I picked up a giant bag of lovely basil this weekend and made a pesto. I swapped pistachio’s for pine nuts and dressed a bit of pickeral done on the bbq.  Grilled green onions are the bomb. Thanks, Jodi, for making it pretty!

Cultivate

Cultivate

The City of Saskatoon, the Farmer’s Market, and Ideas Inc. should be commended for their work on the new market site. The former dumpy industrial area has been transformed into an attractive and active community space. They seem to operate with good intentions, supporting many innovative new ventures. Good on you. 

Cultivate, a “pop up” restaurant, is the latest enterprise to launch in the Farmer’s Market space. Four nights weekly, Chef Moe Mathieu and his team of culinary students set up a temporary kitchen after regular market hours, and put out a selection of bistro-esque dishes showcasing product sourced from the various market vendors.  Details »

Museo news!

Museo news!

My favourite destination for a cup of high-end joe is endeavoring to take their coffee game to the next level. Museo has added roasting to their repertoire and should be roasting their own beans by the fall. Owner/barista Jimmy Oneschuk is hammering out the details for their roasting operation and will continue to serve coffee (with care) at the Mendel Art Gallery.

Things I liked about NYC

Things I liked about NYC

 

This spring I embarked on a short visit to New York City. I rented an apartment with my homie, Colin, on a charming street in the East Village and spent my days seeking out art galleries, classic New York cuisine and trying not to feel like a tourist.

Each morning we set out on foot, casually exploring our immediate neighbourhood en-route to an art gallery or subway station. The streets were lined with brick tenements, pockets of greenery and small business, and though gentrified, our neighbourhood was by no means antiseptic. There were enough unpleasant odors, layers of ancient filth, and neglected or otherwise homely buildings for me to enjoy the occasional Woody Allen moment.

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Jerk Chicken

Jerk Chicken

I registered at Saveur.com so I could vote in their first annual food blog awards and I’ve been getting their regular email updates since. I usually discard these without much notice, but this Jerk Chicken recipe caught my eye. It is a tasty recipe; though I could have been a bit more heavy-handed with the chiles…

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Christies Mayfair Bakery, Eastside!

Christies Mayfair Bakery, Eastside!

We were all thrilled to hear that Christies Mayfair Bakery was opening a new location in a prime Broadway location. With work already underway, the new location is rumored to open later this summer… apparently a pizza oven is in the works!

Morels

Morels

I joined Todd and Megan (with baby in tow) for a spring mushroom hunt. Two hours scouring the forest floor yielded a small number of morels and the search was abandoned in favour of a wiener roast. Much to our surprise, embarrasment, and delight, the area around firepit was covered with morels!

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Mango!

Mango!

Spring, thy name is Dill!

Spring, thy name is Dill!

Dill is the best.

Cobb Salad Lettuce Wrap

Cobb Salad Lettuce Wrap

I’ve always turned my nose up at the bread-less sandwich/wrap. With all due respect to those counting their carbs – there are a few in my immediate family so I have to tread lightly here – what is the fucking point? Bread is the best.

Recently I’ve started scooping all kinds of sandwich fillings and I’ve become particularly fond of tuna salad. This revelation has turned me onto further bread-less experiments and this Cobb Salad-inspired lettuce wrap with avocado, egg, tomato and bacon is definitely worth a try!