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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

Father’s Day Spruce Tip Rye Cocktail

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. … 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

Katie Bickell Wins Indie Author Project Award for Alberta

TouchWood Editions is pleased to announce that Always Brave, Sometimes Kind by Katie Bickell has been presented with the 2021 Indie Author Project Award for Alberta. The awards were presented online on Saturday, November 13. Always Brave, Sometimes Kind is Bickell’s debut novel told in connected short stories that captures the diverse and complicated networks … Continued

RECIPE: Dutch Oven Potato Bread

I know this is a book about vegetables, but once a baker, always a baker! And with that, I give you bread! Well, a recipe for bread, using a little bit of mashed potato and the water it was cooked in. Baking bread always makes me feel like I’m a grown-up, like I’ve somehow got … Continued

Jenn Sharp Awarded Silver Medal at Taste Canada Awards

We are pleased to announce that Flat Out Delicious: Your Definitive Guide to Saskatchewan’s Food Artisans by Jenn Sharp has won the silver medal in the English-language Culinary Narratives category at the 2021 Taste Canada Awards. The awards were presented virtually on Sunday, November 14, which you can view here. Sharp is a champion of … Continued

Noorbanu Nimji Inducted into Taste Canada Hall of Fame

It brings us great joy to share that Noorbanu Nimji, author of four editions of her cookbook A Spicy Touch, the most recent published by us at TouchWood Editions, has been inducted into the Hall of Fame at the 2021 Taste Canada Awards. The Hall of Fame Award recognizes Canada’s culinary heroes who, through books, … Continued

RECIPE: Knacksot and Tonic from Menno-Nightcaps

It is a rare snack food that doubles as a floor polish. The sunflower seed, however, is one such versatile morsel. Though we know that Mennonites began cultivating and snacking on sunflower seeds sometime in the 19th century, we don’t know exactly when our ancestors discovered that spitting the shells onto the wooden floors of … Continued