Bringing Saskatchewan into my kitchen

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This week I wanted to highlight some local Saskatchewan producers and their amazing products. Recipes have never been my thing, but I love to cook. So, I gathered various local items—from sauerkraut to honey—and used what I had on hand to whip up a couple dishes.

The result was a zesty wine-braised-pan-seared farmer sausage with mixed greens and sauerkraut, and Haskap berry ‘n’ honey-mousse-whip-cream-hybrid-thing with a splash of fizzy Kombucha!

Here are the products featured:

SaskBlend Dark Roast - RockPaperCoffee (Perdue)
Farmer Sausage - Carmen Corner Meats (Waldheim)
Taco Seasoning and Garlic Powder - Splendor Garden (Watson)
Turmeric Pineapple Kraut - Back To YouRoots (Regina)
Heavy Cream - Sunnyside Dairy & Creamery (Martensville)
Haskap Juice - Sweet Prairie Haskap Orchards (Melfort)
Creamed Honey - Loreburn Colony Farm (Loreburn/Davidson)
Pineapple Coconut Kombucha - Parkerview Brews (Saskatoon)
Beef Jerky - Meat Chops Leather Shop (Saskatoon)

All of these are available in both specialty and larger scale grocery stores across the province and of course, directly from the farm! A lot of them also have amazing stories—be sure to click on their website to see how some of these gems came to life.

And while we’re on the topic of local food, there seems to be some myths floating around regarding the province’s food supply and Covid-19. Next week I’ll be speaking to an expert on the topic and hope to give some factual insight into the current state of Saskatchewan agriculture and food production.

See you next week!