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Iona Whishaw Nominated for Booksellers’ Choice Award

TouchWood Editions is beyond thrilled to announce that A Lethal Lesson by Iona Whishaw has been nominated for the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award for the 38th Annual BC and Yukon Book Prizes. The eighth novel in the bestselling Lane Winslow Mystery series is among four other finalists for the award which will be announced … Continued

RECIPE: Creamy Vegetable Soup with Sauerkraut

Adding a forkful of fermented vegetables to soups or stews is a delicious way to add flavour and zest. In this soup, the sauerkraut provides a tart and salty contrast to the rich tomato broth. Served with a slice of sourdough bread, this soup becomes a simple and satisfying meal. This quick, one-pot meal makes … Continued

RECIPE: Salt Brine Fermented Carrots & Beets

This is a basic fermented vegetable recipe that could be used for absolutely any vegetables that you want to ferment. It’s based on the basic 2.2% brine. Stashed in a cool, dark location, a properly prepared jar of fermented vegetables will last for several months, even up to a year. I chose to feature carrots … Continued

RECIPE: Spicy Green Bean Pickles & Simple Apple Cider Vinegar

Spicy Green Bean Pickles This is a classic cocktail pickle with a fermentation twist! I like to make these in pint (500 mL) jars so the beans line up neatly. Tied with a bit of twine, a jar of these pickled beans make a perfect gift. Using cultured apple cider vinegar to ferment vegetables results … Continued

Top Your Burger the Saskatchewan Way

Saskatchewan is home to many producers who create handcrafted toppings and condiments, perfect for adding a little bit of provincial flair to your dinner table. Grab some freshly baked hamburger buns from your local bakery, ground meat from your local butcher, and one or more of these toppings, and you’ve got yourself a made-in-Saskatchewan burger! … Continued

RECIPE: Saskatoon Berry Barbecue Sauce

Whether you’re grilling bison, elk, beef, pork, chicken, or a vegetarian burger, this tangy/garlicky/smoky barbecue sauce is the perfect condiment to accompany it.  Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free, Vegetarian, Vegan Makes 2 cups Swap: Haskap berries, currants, or sour cherries for saskatoons    INGREDIENTS 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 small shallot, finely minced 3 small garlic … Continued

RECIPE: The Gallery Cafe’s Saskatoon Berry Pie

Saskatoon berry pie is the quintessential Prairie pie, and it’s a mainstay on the Gallery Cafe’s dessert menu. Sarah sources Saskatoons from Prairie Berries in Keeler for this recipe, which has been adapted over time by cafe staff and generations of women in the Moore family. Yvette even has a painting titled Saskatoon Pie – … Continued

RECIPE: Haskap Berry and Banana Breakfast Shake

If crawling out of bed in the morning and going to work is absolutely necessary (why, oh why?), then at least treat yourself to a breakfast shake that will make both your taste buds and tummy happy. This is it. If you don’t have tahini (sesame paste), almond or cashew butters are good substitutions. Dairy-free, … Continued

RECIPE: Beet Borscht with Lots of Dill

Borscht is one of those soups that you probably think you make the best. Or your mom does. Or your grandma. And I’m not going to fight you on that. There are as many borscht variations as there are beets growing in Dixon’s garden! Me? I like my borscht heavy on the beets and dill. … Continued

Holiday RECIPE: Mabel Hill’s North SK Spruce Cocktail

This cocktail tastes like an evergreen forest in a glass, with a sharp, earthy flavour and subtle notes of citrus from the spruce tips. A bright green colour, spruce tips are the new shoots of a tree, and Mabel Hill sources them directly from their farmyard for this cocktail. You can buy spruce tips from … Continued

RECIPE: Christmas Eve Cauliflower

Cauliflower and cheese sauce is a classic combo. I’ve gussied it up a little here by roasting a whole head of the creamy white vegetable slathered in the afore-mentioned cheese sauce. It becomes a bit of a specta­cle, especially when presented to a table of guests. They will ooh and ahh at all of its … Continued