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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 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.



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.



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 in the SASKATOON BATHROOMS category on the SASKATOON DIRECTORY of Excellence...they are your SASKATOON BATHROOM FIXTURES and FITTING Expert ! 





Kari Calder a Trusted Saskatoon Realtor and a Saskatoon Real Estate expert shares a tip on how to guarantee an increase in your home’s value

The decision to purchase your home is one of the most important decisions you will ever make, and will also be one of your largest investments. Done right, it can also be one of the most exciting and fulfilling times in your life! Kari Calder a saskatoon Realtor with Century 21 Fusion is there to help you through the process, and provide you and your family with the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you have a realtor working with your best interests in mind.


The goal of virtually every buyer out there is to buy a home that will increase in value. Nobody wants a house that turns out to be a money pit. How can you ensure that the home will increase in value? Here are a few things to look for that will ensure that your home purchase is a good solid investment.


Anyone in the real estate industry will tell you the 3 most important things in real estate are location, location, location. If you want your home to appreciate in value, you have to think about the neighbourhood you’re choosing. You can choose many things about a home but location just isn’t one of them. Also be weary of numerous for sale signs in the area. Multiple houses for sale within a small area is usually a clear sign that you should consider looking elsewhere.


The average square footage of a home has risen from less than 1,000 sq ft in 1950 to nearly 2,600 in 2013. Bigger isn’t always better. It’s better to be the smallest home on the block because then you leave yourself more room to build equity. Buy the least expensive house in the best neighbourhood you can afford will ensure an increase in value.


Most people know that curb appeal is important when selling a home but what if the sellers overlooked that key piece of info. As a buyer, don’t overlook the house that may be hiding behind overgrown hedges. If you’re willing to do the work yourself, you may just find a great deal that has been hiding.


You may be drawn to a home that’s been nicely upgraded but don’t run from one that is outdated. As long as the bones of a house are good, consider buying one that needs cosmetic work done to give a home an instant lift in value.


Always get a home inspection to asses a home’s condition. To avoid regretting your purchase always make sure you have a home inspection prior to completing the sale to ensure that the structure and the mechanical of the home are in great shape and won’t eat up any profit you might make.


Look for an expert negotiator to make the smartest home purchase. Hiring an agent, like myself, who will put your best interests first is a valuable one. Purchasing a home that’s undervalue and that essentially increase in value when you take possession is one of the best ways to ensure that your home’s value will increase.

Contact me today to ensure that you have a great REALTOR® working for you and ensuring that your investment is a smart one. 


Kari Calder

Saskatoon Real Estate Agent

Century 21 Fusion 


Kari Calder is one Saskatoon's top Century 21 Fusion real estate agents. Kari can assist with all of your Saskatoon buying and selling real estate needs and she is a TRUSTED SASKATOON REALTOR


Reed Security Trusted Alarm and Security Expert video tip on ReedHD Hi-Def Cams See It All in a Parking Garage

Reed Security believes when you become a client you will be entering into a relationship – one they want to grow and become long term...they work hard to meet all your Saskatoon Alarm & security needs from day one!

REED SECURITY are Trusted and they are recipients of 2 x 2012 SABEX AWARDS and a 2014 SABEX Award along with NSBA awards recognizing excellence in business.

Reed Security's video tip on a ReedHD Hi-Def Cams See It All in a Parking Garage:

Reed Security is a leader in affordable HD Video Surveillance. Our ReedHD cameras are business tools that Decrease Losses (Theft, False Claims) and Increase Profits (Accountability, Productivity). This ReedHD 4MP WDR camera sees the exact date and time a visitor leaves the Parking Garage even sees detail such as the License Plate.

This video was recorded with ReedHD Video Management Software and can be accessed by a PC, iPhone, iPad or Android device.


Find Reed Security online at or check out their listing here in the SASKATOON ALARM & SECURITY Category on THE Saskatoon directory of excellence. Virgil Reed and his team are YOUR Trusted SASKATOON ALARM & SECURITY experts right here in Saskatoon!





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