Monday, August 27, 2012

Restaurant Review - Saba's

Eat with your fingers. How liberating! That's how folks eat in Ethiopia and at Saba's African Cuisine in Saskatoon. Read my review of Saba's in the Star Phoenix.

Combination platter covered with a woven mesob

Using injera bread to scoop up dinner

Exterior of Saba's in Saskatoon

Monday, August 20, 2012

Restaurant Review - Weczeria

Dinner at Weczeria often begins at the farmers' market, where you'll see Chef Dan Walker laden with vegetables. It's a fresh start to a delicious meal. Read my review of Weczeria in the Star Phoenix.

Relaxing decor in Weczeria.

Our food in preparation.

My trout with bacon and lentils.

A perfect steak with horseradish mashed potatoes and chanterelle mushrooms.

Boar belly and baby potatoes.

820 Broadway Ave

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Learning to make Cheese

My husband grew up in Wisconsin, in the heart of dairy country, where farmers sell cheese made from the milk of their own cows. Whenever we go back to Wisconsin, my favourite road food is a bag of fresh-made squeaky cheese curds. For me, that is the taste (and sound) of Wisconsin.

Here in Saskatchewan, John does some business with a sawmill at Rosthern and learned that the owner's wife, Rachel, makes cheese with milk from the family's herd of goats. Rachel and Vernon have six boys, and the oldest are responsible for milking the goats every morning. She makes cheese just about every week.

In the interest of my foodie tendencies, John asked if I could visit Rachel on a day she was making cheese. So, on a rainy Tuesday, I went to their farm to observe the cheese making process. It's certainly not hard, though it is time-consuming. Now I'm ready to buy supplies and try it myself. If only I could find a source of fresh farm milk...

Rachel and her youngest, Brent, stirring in the rennet.

Scooping out the fresh curds.

Cheese for lunch -- This cheese was made last week.

Fresh and squeaky cheese curds. Yummm.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Restaurant Review - Jin Jin

Visit China without leaving Saskatoon with the authentic flavours and atmosphere of Jin Jin Cuisine. Read my restaurant review of Jin Jin in the Star Phoenix.

Yummy fried dumplings.

Scallion pancake cheap eats at $2.

Fried pork with eggplant. Delicious.

Chinese chalkboard menu - also available in English.

416 20th Street W.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Restaurant Review - Thai Lotus

My first visit to Thai Lotus was a fine time for my first taste of Bubble Tea. It was good! As was my takeout meal from this sweet little Thai restaurant in Saskatoon. Read my review of Thai Lotus in the Star Phoenix. 

Bubble Tea

Happy Buddah

Takeout meal at home: pad thai, papaya salad, spring rolls and (in bowl) seafood and red curry.

3322 Fairlight Drive.

Thursday, August 02, 2012