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PickNic's Catering your Trusted Saskatoon Catering pro shares a wonderful recipe

What's the difference between good food and absolutely incredible dining? Fresh, quality ingredients, generous portions, imagination and creativity! From a simple catered lunch with gourmet sandwiches, to a Picknic Box for 2 for a romantic evening in, to a fabulously catered wedding or event, let Picknic's Catering and Fine Foods create something special for you!

PIckNics Catering & Fine Food is a TRUSTED SASKATOON CATERING EXPERT

PickNics Catering are known for their wedding cakes.

Here Nicola shares her Pancetta and Roasted Garlic Tarts with Tomato Jam Recipe:

 

For the Tomato Jam: 

In Heavy Bottomed Saucepan
1 Pint of Cherry Tomatoes
2 Tablespoons of Brown Sugar...
10 Whole Cloves
1 Cinnamon Stick
1 Tablespoon of Balsamic Vinegar
Juice of 2 Lemons
Simmer and stir occasionally for about 1 hour, until the tomatoes naturally burst.
You may need to add a Tablespoon of water every 15 minutes or so just to keep things juicy.

For the Tarts:

Preheat oven to 350'F
Layer 3 sheets of Phyllo pastry, brushed with melted butter in between the layers.
Cut the stacked set of sheets into 24 squares.
Line a mini cupcake pan with the prepared phyllo squares, pressing gently.
Fill with a generous crumble of Boursin cheese, cooked drained Pancetta, and a half clove of Roasted Garlic.
Top with a mixture of:
400mL of 35% Cream, whisked with 1 large egg, 1/2 teaspoon of thyme and a pinch of salt and pepper.
Bake for 15-20 minutes.

Remove from cupcake pan while slightly warm.
Top with Tomato Jam and serve warm or at room temperature.
VOILA!

 

 

Find PickNic's Catering and Fine Foods at 210 33rd Street West or online here- or go to their listing in Saskatoon Catering & Bakeries to read all of the wonderful things her clients had to say about PickNics.

 

 

Trusted Saskatoon Electrician shares a tip on Commercial Energy Savings and Audits

Commercial Energy Savings and Audits:

Don’t let unnecessary energy costs take a chunk out of your bottom line. Each year more and more businesses think smart by making the switch to energy efficient electric solutions. From the light bulbs you use to the way you control the flow of energy into and out of your business, improve efficiency and save energy and money.


A commercial electrical energy audit can help:

  • Reduce unnecessary energy consumption and increase profits.
  • Provide more stable temperatures.
  • Increase lighting quality.
  • Improve safety.
  • Ensure a more secure energy future for Canada.
  • Add function and style to your business.
  • Protect the environment from fossil fuel pollution.

Solar Energy Systems

Solar powered energy solutions lower energy costs as well as help protect the environment. From stand-alone off-the-grid systems to grid-connected and backup power solutions, learn more about how solar energy can work for your business.

Energy Saving Lighting Solutions

Commercial operations utilize and rely on lighting far more than their residential counterparts. Keep costs under control and provide the right lighting for necessary tasks.

Wireless Lighting Controls

Wireless lighting solutions put automation, metering, costs, and convenience in your hands – literally – with the help of remote controls, automation, and smart device apps.

 


Fresh Living a Trusted Saskatoon Home Staging Expert shares a tip on How to Clean Feather Pillows

You know those spotless, clutter-free, amazing looking rooms you see in magazines? That can be your home. Seriously! Fresh Living’s founder, Chantal Hounjet, created the company out of her combined love and talent for interior decorating and home improvement which paved the way to a career in Home Staging and Interior Redesign. Chantal is an International Staging and Redesign Professional, bringing her talents directly to your door..and she is your Trusted Saskatoon Interior Decorator and Home staging expert!

Here Chantal shares a tip on How to Clean Feather Pillows:

I never thought I would say this, but I actually think the more you clean, the more you actually want to clean. It is addicting to look at the immediate results of your hard work. You see the sparkling surfaces, smell the freshly scented air, and your whole life starts to look a little crisper and clearer. So I want to keep that feeling going by adding more cleanliness and purity to my life.

So when I went to sleep the other day and took a deep contented breath, I was more than a little grossed out my a not-so-fresh hitting my nose. You’re welcome for that overshare.

Feeling empowered and invigorating by all the new cleaning products and tips I have been trying this spring, I took that momentum and used it to tackle my pillows. So on an oddly snowy Sunday this past weekend, my feather pillows got a bath in the washer.

How to Clean Feather Pillows

1. Grab your feather pillows – whether sleeping or inserts. We are just talking feather pillows now because cotton and other fills are different to clean.

 

2. Wash two pillows at a time to balance the washer. Make sure to use the hand wash or delicate setting. I also recommend using my no-grate laundry detergent to give a nice fresh scent.

 

3. After the wash cycle toss them into the dryer on your hottest setting with a tennis ball, clean tennis shoes, or dryer hedge hogs like me! In the beginning I liked to fluff them every 15 minutes and just make sure they were doing okay. 

Tip: These will take a long time to dry. For a more eco-friendly approach give them a short cycle in the dryer to allow them to fluff (it is essential to break up the clumps of wet feathers). Then, put them outside in a porch or covered area on a really hot day to lessen dryer time. These take a long time to dry – start them at the beginning of the day!

I was really curious on how these pillows would turn out. For some reason I was dubious if this would work. I am thrilled with how clean, fresh, and fluffy these came out of the dryer. So fluffy. I actually have a Despicable Me unicorn moment (“It’s so FLUFFY!!”)

Now I can breath deep before I go to bed and not be kind of grossed out by my interesting smelling pillows. Don’t worry guests, your pillows are freshly laundered as well.:)


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Kitchen and Bath Classics a Trusted Saskatoon Bathroom store tip on choosing a kitchen sink

Whether you are building a new home or remodelling a single room, Kitchen & Bath Classics Saskatoon a Trusted SASKATOON BATHROOM EXPERT offer you one of the largest selections of plumbing fixtures, faucets, and accessories from quality names, displaying the latest trends and cutting-edge styles. The showroom consultants offer the best expertise in the business as they understand the building process; working with you to ensure that your project stays within budget and that the right products are delivered on time.

Here Lori shares a tip on choosing a kitchen sink:

When choosing a kitchen sink, design, size and type of installation are all very important.

If you are renovating, it is helpful if you take a couple of measurements inside your cabinet with the width and depth of the cabinet that will be accommodating the sink. If you bring those measurements along to your consultation with our Kitchen & Bath Classics expert they will help you choose your perfect sink. If planning new cabinets, we can work with your cabinet designer to match the size needed. Blanco has a number of options available to choose from, with sinks made from Stainless Steel, Siligranite and Fireclay.

The Blanco stainless steel sinks are 18 gage and have a wide variety of sizes and styles to choose from. The Blanco Attika sink with Steelart design, has a special elevated rim, making it a trendsetter showcasing popular architectural designs. The Blanco Practika laundry sink is an interesting undermount sink that has an integrated washboard for scrubbing.

The Blanco Siligranite sinks have a composite with 80% granite within them, creating a scratch and stain resistant sink. New colours available like Truffle and Cinder, introduce designer colours into your kitchen design. The Blanco Diamond with a low divide is a large sink with a lower centre divider allowing it to be used as both a single and a double sink. At Kitchen & Bath Classics we have many Blanco sinks on display so you can see the new colours and designs.

The Blanco Fireclay sink design is an undermount with an apron front, perfect with Granite, Quartz or other solid surface countertops.

Our Kitchen & Bath Classics experts will need to know what type of countertop you are planning to use, whether laminate, granite, quartz or other solid surface top, so we can suggest a drop in or undermount option for your sink.

Blanco also has a variety of Kitchen and Prep faucets to choose from in both chrome and stainless finishes with some featuring accents to coordinate with Siligranite colours.

 

At Kitchen & Bath Classics, our design Experts will assist you in making your choice for your kitchen, laundry or bar sink needs with a wide selection of product on display from Blanco.

Find Kitchen & Bath Classics online at http://www.kitchenandbathclassics.ca in the SASKATOON BATHROOMS category on the SASKATOON DIRECTORY of Excellence...they are your SASKATOON BATHROOM FIXTURES and FITTING Expert ! 

 

 

 

 

GT Flooring a Trusted Saskatoon Flooring expert tip on 4 Important Steps to Selecting the Right Flooring

The professionals at GT Flooring Saskatoon believe that your satisfaction is their satisfaction, so they make sure that the workmanship is top notch... and YOU are completely happy when the job is complete. GT Flooring has built their reputation on providing the best customer service in the Saskatoon flooring marketplace. Customer referrals, repeat business and word of mouth have been the core reason that GT Flooring Saskatoon is what it is today.

GT Flooring are Trusted Saskatoon Flooring Expert 

Here they share a tip on 4 Important Steps to Selecting the Right Flooring:

Choosing the perfect flooring for a room may seem complex, but with advice from experts at gt flooring it can become as simple as child’s play! Here are some simple tips to help you explain your flooring needs to our specialists when you come to the shop.

                                                   Engineered Hardwood by Beaulieu Canada

 

1. Draw on outline of the room you want to install flooring in and note the following:

• Room exits – Are there exits to the outside? Are there sliding patio doors?

• Adjoining rooms – What are the types and colours of flooring in the adjoined rooms?

• Luminosity – How much natural sunlight comes in during the day and from which direction?

• Subfloors – What is underneath the existing floor?

• Measurements – Measure the length and width of the room in inches or feet (Do not forget to include closets)

 

2. To match your floors with your home decor, bring samples of the following with you:

• Wall paint colour

• Wallpaper

• Curtains or choose some Hunter Douglas window coverings while at gt flooring

• Fabrics

• Bedding

• Furniture

• Accessories

                                  Laminate by Beaulieu Canada

 

3. Answer the following questions on Durability and Style:

Durability

• Is there light or heavy traffic in this room?

• What is the room used for?

• Do you have children or pets?

• How long do you want this flooring to last?

• Will you be installing the flooring yourself?

Style

• Do you have a certain colour in mind?

• Is there a style you’ve owned or seen that you really like?

• What’s the mood of the room? Quiet? Playful? Spacious?

• What is the lifestyle of the room? Bohemian? Contemporary? Modern? Classic?

                             Luxury Vinyl Plank by Beaulieu Canada

 

4. Important questions to ask the specialists at gt flooring:

Subfloor

• Describe what is under your current flooring

and ask how this material can affect the choice

of your new flooring?

• Will you have to remove the existing flooring?

• Will you need to lay down a new subfloor?

Warranties

• What are the warranties on the flooring you

want to install?

• Will the warranty be void, if I install the flooring

myself?

                                             Carpet by Beaulieu Canada

Just a little preplanning at home with these tips will save you time in the long run and gt flooring will be able to recommend the best product to suit your tastes and lifestyle. gt flooring is your one stop shop carrying the beautiful Hunter Douglas window fashions collection to complete your look.

 

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