From Regina, Saskatchewan, Dawn Stanger recounted:
We had a wonderful evening of friends, food and fun! We invited friends from the neighbourhood (the Cathedral in Regina) so there were 6 adults and 5 children. We ate, enjoyed the warm summer evening, told stories and had a great time. For sure to be repeated next year!
The menu evolved as we thought and planned on being a part of the “Longest BBQ.” We eventually settled on buying local and seeing what was freshest. Isn’t August just the best?! Adults started with Ceasars, because it is THE Canadian cocktail, invented in Calgary in 1969 and only Canadians drink Caesars (for those in Ontario, see the summer issue of Flavours, the LCBO magazine for an article about the Ceasar). For dinner we had a mixed grill of lamb and pork shisliki, smoked bison sausage, hot dogs, Thai beef salad (good and spicy!) new potatos in dill and cream, fresh green and yellow beans, baby carrots, and my husband’s homemade focaccia. For dessert we had berry fool, with a twist, I added fresh BC peaches, along with blueberries and raspberries from my garden. With dinner we drank wines from BC and Ontario. We shopped at some of our favorite local places. First was the Ukranian Coop to get the lamb and pork shisliki(a Ukranian meat dish with special marinade) which is made in Canora, Sask. The bison sausage is made in the store (and is a big hit judging by the line up we stood in). The produce (potatos, green and yellow beans, carrots, peaches) all came from our farmers’ market. The dill and raspberries came from our garden. My husband made the focaccia.