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Lifestyles, an art, craft and design gift shop, opened as an extension to the Darrell Bell Gallery. One third of the products are locally made, ranging from $10 to $1,000. Most of the pieces are original items that you can’t find anywhere else in Saskatoon. There are thoughtful and personal gifts to be found for young children, artsy teenagers and grandmas. Darrell Bell is constantly bringing in new products, either locally or hand-picked during his travels. The staff is well educated on each piece so customers can learn about who designed the products and where they came from as they shop. The store carries many products from dinnerwear, to jewelry, decor, pillows and other house hold items. Lifestyles is located at 103-105 21st Street E. and is open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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INVENTORY — 2 Gift shop finds you wouldn’t expect

PARENT TO PARENT — 20 What will they be when they grow up?

IN THE CITY — 4 Pets feel the love

CROSSWORD AND SUDOKU — 20

MY FAVOURITE PLACE — 6 Prairie Harvest cooks for a chef

SPACES — 21 The Lighthouse is helping people to get their lives back on track.

READ MY BOOK — 7 An author’s harrowing incarceration

OUTSIDE THE LINES — 22 Enlightened by science

COVER — 9 Scientific discoveries are making medical history

EVENTS — 24-25

FASHION — 14 A jewelry designer’s sense of style ASK ELLIE — 15 ON THE SCENE — 18 We’re at the Indspire Awards

FOOD — 26 Reinventing the common nacho WINE WORLD — 27 It’s all about gripping the grape

Chef Kevin Tetz and his wife enjoy a meal at Prairie Harvest, their favourite place in Saskatoon. 

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Puppy love

Heather Bramwell, a resident at Sherbrooke Community Centre, cuddles Isis, the visually impaired Chihuahua from Size Small Dog Rescue Inc., during the adoption fair and pet expo at the Centre. 

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Prairie fare worth the trip By Jenn Sharp Chef Kevin Tetz is no stranger to good food. After working in fine dining restaurants and resorts throughout Western Canada, he settled in Christopher Lake and started his own personal chef business. He now specializes in multi-course gourmet dinners for small or large groups. While based in the Lakeland area, but he travels to Saskatoon frequently. When he’s here a stop at his favourite place in the city, Prairie Harvest Cafe, is always on the menu. Tucked into a small strip mall at 2917 Early Dr., the cafe has become well-known for its emphasis on excellent Saskatchewan comfort food, prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients.

Q: Why is Prairie Harvest Cafe your favourite place in Saskatoon? A: Being a chef I like their small, cozy cafe-style set up, along with the local, seasonal menu. You know everything is made in house. The beverage menu carries Saskatchewan-made beers wine and hard liquors. Q: What makes Prairie Harvest different from other restaurants in the city? A: When I go out to eat I don’t like the large, crowded and noisy restaurants with the big menus. When you walk into Prairie Harvest (you see) an open kitchen with the chef (owner) working and in action. The

friendly staff seats you at your table with a onepage menu. (I like knowing) everything is made fresh.

Q: You run a personal and private chef company at Christopher Lake — do you frequently visit Saskatoon? A: I come to Saskatoon a few times a month. Q: And how often do you visit Prairie Harvest Cafe when you’re in the city? A: Every time I visit Saskatoon, eating at Prairie Harvest is a must. Q: What’s your favourite menu item and why? A: At Prairie Harvest it is hard to pick one favourite menu item. The flavour, presentation and consistent quality always keep me coming back. Here are a few of my favourite menu items: For lunch, the Turducken Burger with potato and beet chips. For dinner, their famous Chicken Chorizo Pot Pie or Diefenbaker Trout. And you cannot forget the desserts! Paddockwood London Porter and Coffee Creme Brule or the Maple Bacon Doughnuts are my favourites. Q: Do you have any favourite memories from an experience at Prairie Harvest? A: My young son is one of the pickiest eaters I know. He barely touches his food when we eat at restaurants. This was the first restaurant that he actually ate everything on his plate.

Chef Kevin Tetz enjoys a meal at Prairie Harvest, his favourite place in Saskatoon. Bridges photo by Michelle Berg


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Ron Zakreski

How I survived capture in Burma “Write the story,” they all said. After my release from Burma in April 2011, this became a chorus from friends and family. Deeply shaken by the experience, I put pen to paper and eventually bought a small computer. Struggling to find the words, I stayed in Southeast Asia for several months before travelling to New Zealand to continue writing. Reliving the experience was a difficult but cathartic process. A part of me remained tethered to a leash held by my Burmese captors. My story is one of sleep deprivation and fear in the bizarre backdrop of war-torn Burma. Captured a few metres over the

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Thai border, I was held for 17 days. Recent fighting in the area was cause for alarm. Suspicions of my intensions were enough to hold me. I walked a tight

rope between the role of prisoner and a guest who could not leave. Armed guards were my constant companions. Some became friends with rifles; others remained icy cold professionals with attitude. A year and a half later, I submitted my tale as an ebook to kobo. I travel a lot and enjoy telling people where I come from. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan rolls off the tongue of a native born son easily enough, but is a challenge for others to pronounce. Childhood stories of digging snow caves always amaze audiences in the tropics who will never know winter. I was always one for taking risks. It is easier

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to beg forgiveness than to ask permission. On a Short Leash is a story about what it is like to step over the line into a dangerous world few of us will ever know. It is a deeply personal account of the emotional turmoil I experienced and the people I met along the way. Unforgettable characters help me and haunt me throughout my ordeal. This is their story as much as it is mine. On a Short Leash — Detained in Burma is available from Kobobooks.com for $12.99. For more photos of the author before his capture, visit www.RonZakreski.weebly.com.

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Phenomenome Discoveries Inc.

Making history in cancer detection

CFO of Phenomenome discoveries, John Hyshka, and Director of Operations, Alix Hayden, pose with their research equipment at Phenomenome Discoveries. Bridges photo by Michelle Berg

By Ashleigh Mattern In an unassuming office building in Innovation Place at the University of Saskatchewan, some world-class discoveries are being made.

Phenomenome Discoveries Inc. (PDI), has a lot of what you would expect, like lab technicians in long, white coats examining test tubes. But Alix Hayden, director of operations, says a lot of science now

comes from guys in jeans and a geeky T-shirts sitting at computers — running statistics while drinking a Slurpee. PDI is the research company behind Cologic, a new blood test that

can detect whether a person is at risk for colon cancer — before the cancer has even had a chance to develop. Sean Richie is the researcher who made the discovery behind the colon cancer test.

“The test is unique in the world,” said Dr. James McHattie, head of gastroenterology for the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region and lead clinical investigator for the Cologic trial.


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If we can find cancer at the most early stages, that’s where we have the most impact. — Scott Livingstone

Jordan Hannah works in the lab at Phenomenome Discoveries. Bridges photo by Michelle Berg

“How they discovered this, and their diligence, is fantastic.” John Hyshka and Dayan Goodenowe founded PDI in 2000. Cologic is the first product they’re rolling out based on PDI’s original research and patented technology. In the first few years, the business did more contract work to pay the bills and to avoid relying too heavily on investors. Around 2002-03, PDI started to spend more time researching its own projects, in-

cluding Cologic. Other similar tests are coming. In fact, there are so many new products on the horizon it’s “an embarrassment of riches,” Hayden says. “The technology platform we have is so great, so efficient at providing us discoveries, that we end up with a pipeline full of potential discoveries and new tests, then we have to find the resources and prioritize those for development,” she said.

After Cologic, the company wants to develop similar tests for ovarian cancer and pancreatic cancer, as well as tests for Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis. Researchers are also working with partners to create a therapy based on the same science behind Cologic. “There’s a therapeutic molecule we’re developing that we believe can prevent a number of people from getting Alzheimer’s,” said Hyshka.

“You’ll be able to take the molecule that’s disappearing in your system; our idea is to replenish it.” He compares the process to taking vitamin C to ward off scurvy. Scott Livingstone, CEO of the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, says he’s especially excited about tests for other cancers like ovarian cancer — which has so few symptoms, they call it the silent cancer. “The science is really neat,” said

Livingstone. “I’m not a PhD in biochemistry (he’s a pharmacist by training) but it’s really exciting to see how they’ve applied some of their basic scientific research to move forward with the entire early detection side.” The cancer agency provides treatment, screening and prevention for patients, but it also has its own researchers who work with the team at PDI on various projects. Continued on Page 10


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It’s a real time measure of biology and health. — Alix Hayden

Hillory Smith works in the lab at Phenomenome Discoveries. Bridges photo by Michelle Berg

SCIENCE! The screening tests focus on small chemicals found in the blood called metabolites. They are measured with a special mass spectrometer, then compared to a sample from a healthy person. If there are differences between the two, they know something is wrong. “In pop culture, we see (mass spectrometers) on shows like CSI,”

Hayden explained. “They take a little sample of a chemical or sample of something they find, and pop it in the little machine, and two seconds later out comes a picture or a peak that says, this chemical is red lipstick number seven or whatever. It can find the weight of tiny things like single molecules in a sample, and it’s used in all kinds of science.” The technology PDI invented and patented is a Fourier Transform Ion

Cyclotron Resonance mass spectrometer (FTMS). This version has a “big, huge magnet,” bigger than the kind you might find on an MRI machine. The magnet makes the FTMS much more sensitive than other mass spectrometers. Hayden says metabolites are “the front line of biology.” You might know you have the potential to get cancer because someone else in your family has it, but environmental impacts like what you eat, or smoking

can have a more immediate influence. “Instead of saying you have a risk genetically for breast cancer or colon cancer, we can say, today in your blood we can see something that is linked to colon cancer, so you should go and have a colonoscopy,” said Hayden. “It’s a real time measure of biology and health.” For the trial, PDI and its colleagues looked at 5,000 patients undergoing colonoscopies in the Regi-

na Qu’Appelle Health Region. They had their blood taken, which was sent to PDI for analysis. The results were compared to the results of the colonoscopy. The study was recently published in the International Journal of Cancer. The clinical trials wrapped up about two years ago. Cologic hit the market in Ontario in October last year, and will be rolling out across Canada over the next six months. Continued on Page 12


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There’s a therapeutic molecule we’re developing that we believe can prevent a number of people from getting Alzheimer’s. — John Hyshka

Computer programmers Mary Ruth Raghavan and Wengang Liu are hard at work at Phenomenome Discoveries. Bridges photo by Michelle Berg

LOOKING FOR CLUES In Saskatchewan, more than 600 people are diagnosed with colon cancer every year. Many of those people who are diagnosed are in advanced stages of the disease. “If we can find cancer at the most early stages, that’s where we have the most impact,” said Livingstone. If your doctor thinks you’re at risk for developing colon cancer, the current standard is to have a fecal

occult blood test — and you’ll have to gather the sample yourself. It may be no surprise to learn that most people don’t like collecting a stool sample. “A lot of patients can’t be bothered,” said McHattie. “It’s more difficult to get the specimen collected and sent in.” With a blood test like Cologic, more people are likely to get the test, and it’s more accurate than a stool sample. The stool sample is good at looking for blood in the stool, or some other evidence that a tumour

has already formed. The blood test, on the other hand, can detect cancer at very early stages, or even before a tumour has formed. McHattie also says it’s sometimes hard to determine when a patient with a family history of colon cancer should begin regular colonoscopies. In general, it’s 10 years before the time of diagnosis of the youngest family member with bowel cancer, but Cologic could give a much more specific answer to that question. As much as collecting a stool sample turns people off, it still has a place

in medicine — Livingstone points out that the traditional test can find Crohn’s disease or inflammatory bowel disease where Cologic is tuned specifically for cancer. They’re also not looking to replace a colonoscopy because that procedure is still the gold standard for diagnosing cancer and other problems with the intestine. But once tests like Cologic are widely used, patients will have a better chance of surviving, and there will be less stress on the health care system as fewer people will be dealing with cancer at late stages.

CML Health Care has the rights to sell Cologic everywhere in Canada except Saskatchewan. “When we licensed the rights to the test to CML Health Care, making it available in Ontario, we excluded Saskatchewan so no one else can charge our province for something that we developed,” said Hayden. They’ve been working with the government and with the SCA to determine the best way to offer the test in Saskatchewan, and they expect the test will be available in its home province later this year.


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Tara Duckworth: Jewelry is her focus By Ashley Martin Tara Duckworth describes herself as plain Jane. “I’ve never been fashiony,” says the owner of Solitude and Soul. But her Cathedralarea store’s main product is the jewelry Duckworth designs herself. She’s been into jewelry for five years, ever since leaving her previous career in social work. “I needed an outlet where I could help people,” which was why she got into social work in the first place. But then she found a way she could help people with her jewelry. Duckworth does lasting impressions — she casts fingerprints into silver. They’ve been popular in the funeral industry, for people who want to capture a loved one’s fingerprint. It’s “a personal keepsake of their loved one who is on a timeline, so whether it be a brand new baby or somebody who is on their way out.” Duckworth also does tiny inspirational messages on pendants. She wears her own lasting impressions — two fingerprints, one belonging to her boyfriend, the other to her 13-year-old son. Being a single mother, fashion is “a little tricky. I don’t have a lot of time to put a lot of thought into my outfits, so it’s quite exciting to have big baggy sweaters and stuff be an ‘in’ thing right now. Just throw your hair up and that’s kind of it.” Her wardrobe consists of blacks, browns and greys, to which she adds colour through “colourful boots and purses and scarves.” Having Uforia/Muse next door to her own store is

“dangerous,” says Duckworth, who tries to do all her shopping locally — although she did find a few of her favourite pieces on a trip to New York last fall. That said, “I don’t do a lot of shopping so I try to find a few key pieces that I can toss around with different stuff.” 1. EARRINGS: “I made them.”

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5. PURSE: Matt & Nat from Argento 6. LEGGINGS: Uforia. “They’re super warm and cozy.” 7. BOOTS: Miz Mooz from Three in Lumsden.“They’re different. I haven’t seen anybody else with them yet. They’re bright; they add a pop of colour. If I’m ever having a crappy day all I have to do is put on a shoe with a heel on. Honest to goodness it changes my mood in an instant. I don’t know what it is. It just makes things more fun.”

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Ask Ellie Say that you now realize you’re too young to make long-term commitments, you care about him, but no longer consider him your boyfriend. If he continues to pursue you, cut off contact. And inform your parents about what’s going on.

Q: Nine months ago, my brother (50s) phoned Dad (80s) who lives with my husband, and me and accused him of sexually abusing him when he was a boy. Dad was astounded and immediately denied it. My brother gave precise details, even describing a mole on Dad’s genitalia. Dad’s family physician then gave him an affidavit that he has no such mole. My brother said he still knew Dad

had sexually abused him. My brother was reminded that when his wife divorced him, Dad would take care of his young daughters (including overnight) when my brother travelled for business. If Dad had abused him, why did he leave his daughters with him? My brother’s reply, “Because I thought Dad was a changed man.” Dad and I have both been for counselling separately and together, to find a remedy. My brother’s my only sibling. Our parents are long divorced. Just recently, my brother told our mother about Dad abusing him. Her response was, “I think my son has snapped.” The counsellors suggested possible motives, including Cognitive Dissonance (rationalizing Dad’s abuse with another issue) and/or control issues where he wants to keep his daughters away from their grandfather and aunt. On the counsellors’ recommendations, we severed all ties with my brother. Unfortunately, his daughters

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Turners for Cancer Research

Woodworkers share skills at fundraising event By Edna Manning The eighth annual Turners for Cancer Research to be held March 9 and 10 is expected to bring in over 100 woodworking artists for a weekend of sharing and learning. More importantly, the event is to support cancer research. “This fundraiser is a tribute and memorial to Larry Matisho, a friend and an avid woodturner who died of cancer in 2005. Larry was one of the original members of a woodturning class that started as a get-together in his well-equipped shop in Saskatoon. Since his passing, we decided to continue to meet once a year as a tribute to him, as well as raise money for a disease that has touched so many,” says Glen Friesen, one of the organizers of the event. He is also the Industrial Arts instructor at Waldheim School. The event brings together a diverse group of talent. Besides wood-turners, there are also carvers, glassworkers, airbrush artists and people who do Wood workers gather annually for the Matisho Memorial to raise money for cancer research. Photos courtesy of Glen Friesen. inlay work. All manner of finishing will also share her knowledge and extechniques for woodturning will also tend. The Matisho Memorial will be held perience and has also demonstrated be represented, including marbling, gold leafing, painting, burning and this year at Menno Industries, a voca- at turning symposiums. Both are actional workshop in Waldheim. Menno complished turners with a wealth of texturing. “It’s an opportunity for all artists to Industries is the vocational arm of knowledge. We try to do the demonsee what others are doing in another Menno Homes of Saskatchewan, which strations that participants want when discipline, and perhaps think of ways cares for and provides programming they want them. Alex Funk, a Grade 12 they might want to incorporate some for special-needs adults. The work- student at Waldheim School, will also of those elements into their work,” shop has plenty of space for lathes and be marbling with other participants. there is a large area for lunches, coffee This is always a hit with those who atFriesen says. tend,” Friesen says. Traditionally, shop activities, in- breaks and meals. A donation of a cheque for a miniFriesen and his wife Sheila will concluding woodturning have been maledominated. However, that is changing, tinue their tradition of supplying the mum of $50 made payable to the CaSunday noon meal at the event. “I al- nadian Cancer Society is the amount says Friesen. “Professional female turners like ways felt that it was the least I could do suggested by organizers. The Cancer Bonnie Klein and others are great for all those who cleared their weekend Society sends each contributor a taxrole models for aspiring female turn- calendars and travelled a fair distance deductible receipt. The event goes from 9 a.m. to 6 ers. Another local professional, Debra to support the event,” he explains. The schedule of events for the week- p.m. on Saturday, March 9, and SunMcLeod, has also had an impact on the end is flexible. “We try to run a fairly day, March 10, at Menno Industries in local turning scene.” Friesen will be supplying five lathes open weekend so participants can do Waldheim, about 58 kilometres north and Lee Valley Tools from Saskatoon what they choose to. Trent Watts will of Saskatoon. For more information, visit www. will also bring lathes out to the event. be in attendance again this year and is Participants can also bring their own always willing to share various skills. turnersforcancerresearch.org., email lathe and tools or arrange to have them Trent has an international reputa- Glen Friesen at glenfriesen@sasktel. Sandra Afseth woodburning a design into a gourd. brought out with others who plan to at- tion as a woodturner. Debra McLeod net or call 270-9928.


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The Indspire Awards, formerly the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards, recognize Indigenous professionals and youth who demonstrate outstanding career achievement. This year’s 20th annual awards took place in Saskatoon at TCU Place. There was a VIP dinner, a reception and a televised awards gala with live music, a photo booth and delicious food. This year’s awards recipients were Jacqueline Guest for Arts, Charlie Evalik for Business and Commerce, Winston Wuttunee for Culture, Heritage and Spirituality, Shawn A-inchut Atleo for Education, Lloyd (Sonny) Flett for Environment and Natural Resources, Ruby Jacobs for Health, Viola Robinson for Law and Justice, Alex Van Bibber for Lifetime, Duane Smith for Politics, Gail Cyr for Public Service, Theoren Fleury for Sports, Gabrielle Scrimshaw for Youth — First Nation, Elizabeth Zarpa for Youth — Inuit, and Graham Kotowich for Youth — Metis.

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Next week: What’s the funniest thing your child has said or done lately? Email Bridges@thestarphoenix.com

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Across  1 Chiquita import  8 Sailor’s heavy jacket 15 1968 to the present, in

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Each week, Bridges, in connection with saskatoonmoms.com, gathers advice from parents to share with other moms and dads. This week we asked:

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What does your child want to be when s/he grows up?

18 Quick break 19 Subject of a 2010

biography subtitled “The Voice”

21 Marie Antoinette’s loss 22 Title boy in a

Humperdinck opera

26 Forearm bones 30 Word before and after “yeah”

32 “Whoa, baby!” 33 It may have one or two sides

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three Unesco World Heritage Sites

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co-hosted by Mario Lopez

41 Atomic 42 “Broccoli again?,” e.g. 43 Tale 44 Put on guard 46 Hollywood’s Roberts and others

puzzle by michael shteyman

66 Decorative melody

added above a simple musical theme

67 With 47-Down, popular hotel chain

68 Goddess with a golden chariot

48 Part of P.S.T.: Abbr. 50 Several “Boris Godunov” parts

51 Lapsed 53 Back 55 Compact since 1982 61 Bordering state 64 Two 65 Line of Porsches whose name is Spanish for “race”

Down  1 Sockeroo  2 On ___ with  3 Gulf of Finland feeder  4 Have ___ with  5 Unimaginative gift,

maybe  6 Sprang  7 “Madness put to good uses,” per George Santayana

 8 Nickname for Haydn  9 First lady of the 1910s 10 Off course 11 Dangerous family 12 Meal morsel 13 Type letters 14 Medicine amt. 20 Colorful fish 23 Country lads 24 Newsweek and others 25 She was on the cover

of back-to-back issues of Time in September 1997 26 Metalworker’s tool 27 Sweater material 28 It stops at Manhattan’s Washington Square and Rockefeller Center 29 Affair of the 1980s

31 Bygone political inits. 34 Sushi fish 36 Part of the Iams logo 40 Fraternity letters 45 Side by side 47 See 67-Across 49 “You’re welcome, amigo”

52 Line that ended in 1917 54 Consistent with 56 Leave rolling in the aisles 57 “Good job!” 58 Ride in London 59 Rice-A-___ 60 Talk show times: Abbr. 61 Pal 62 “Kapow!” 63 City community, informally

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“My five-year-old boy wants to be a ‘builder.’ He wants to build houses, stores and buildings. My three-year-old boy says he wants to be a builder too, but only after he is a ‘funny clown’ that wears funny shoes, funny clothes and a funny nose. Of course I am rooting for them both to be builders.” — Shelly Lambert “My son wants to be a veterinarian which is just wonderful! Or to use his words puppy doctor. My daughter is too young to say what she wants to be, but going by how she takes down her brother, MMA fighter could be a possibility.” — Alysia Czmuchalek “When my son when he grows up wants to be a farmer. He has wanted to be a farmer since he was three and still hasn’t changed his mind — he is 11 now. But my daughters still haven’t made their minds up and they are five and eight.” — Debbie Amor “My youngest twin is obsessed with sports right now, especially baseball. He talks/signs about it daily. My oldest twin tells us he wants to be a queen.” — Michelle Grodecki “Neither of them have narrowed it down to anything in particular. It’s quite often the superhero on today’s TV show, a singer when the mood hits,

followed closely by a writer, policeman, bad guy, etc. And pretty much always what the child beside him/her has decided to be.” — Carla Contreras “My six-year-old son wants to make video games for a living.” — Dee B. “An artist, which is so similar to her father who is creative and a hands-on guy. We may have the next Versace in the making!” — Angela O. “My daughter wants to be a hairdresser. She just adores our hairdresser Jill and likes to play hairdresser all the time. Her cousin and her fight over who’s Jill!!” — Chera Miller “The girls are still all over the map as to their future aspirations . . . one day it’s a teacher, next it’s a daycare operator or IT Support . . . it’s fun to watch them go through their phases and develop interest in all directions!” — Terri Leniuk “My son wants to be a zookeeper or own a zoo and my daughter keeps telling me that she wants to be nothing and that she will live with me forever, so that should be interesting.” — Nikki Melnyk “Ava is six. She wants to be a police officer or an Olympian.” — Angie Douville


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Remodelling lives By Jenn Sharp Jordan Cooper, general manager at The Lighthouse Supported Living, took Bridges on a tour of the building’s new renovation project. It’s in construction mode but the new tower for independent living is finished. As Cooper explains, the goal for staff is to create an environment for people to get their lives back on track. The former Capri Hotel was in desperate need of renovation. One the project is finished, it will provide a modern and welcoming atmosphere for those in need of a little support. WHAT? The Lighthouse Supported Living Inc. — a place that provides emergency shelter, supported living and affordable housing. The original building has 68 residents in supported housing units. A new apartment-style complex with 58 units (11 doubles, 49 singles), along with an outdoor garden terrace is now complete. Plans include a nursing station for home care, an interview room, new front desk area, offices for staff, an outdoor garden terrace area, a drop-in centre with Internet café and a common kitchen where residents can learn how to cook, which will also serve as a soup kitchen and movie night area. WHERE? 304 Second Avenue South, in Saskatoon. WHEN? The building was built in 1905 as the Empire Hotel, the first of the grand historic hotels in Saskatoon. It later housed CKOM radio when it was launched in 1950. In the 1970s it became the Capri Motor Hotel. In 1997, Pius Pfieffer donated the building to the Lighthouse charity (originally called the Voyageur Club). WHY? “People housed here save the city money. Our 23 most complex people in the city housed here cost $2.8 million a year. People here cost almost nothing. A complex case is anybody with a concurrent disorder. A lot of them have mental health (problems), acquired brain injuries and are addicted, usually, to alcohol and drugs. So when everything goes bad for them it goes chaotic. Without a place like this, they’re going to get themselves evicted, they’re going to get themselves sent down to the city cells or the hospital, which clogs up the emergency rooms. When they come in here intoxicated, we lecture them in the morning but make sure they’re safe and go from there.” HOW? “When this hotel was donated it was worn out. We’re still in the middle of renovating. There’s no kitchens in any of the supported living suites and everybody wants to learn how to cook. This will be our soup kitchen as well. Everybody is really excited about it.”

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All America Selections

The five outstanding flowers for 2013 By Erl Svendsen Back in the early 1900s, there were few credible information sources when it came to new plant introductions. Ray Hastings of the Southern Seedmen’s Association in Atlanta, GA had an idea: Create a national network of trial gardens to evaluate new varieties by independent, unbiased, and skilled judges. And in 1932, that idea was realized with the founding of the All America Selections (AAS: www.all-americaselections.org) organization and the announcement of 30 winning cultivars. Winning cultivars must perform consistently across North America (including test sites in Canada) and are recognized for significant improvement over existing cultivars in such characteristics as blooming (earliness, novel colour or form, length of flowering period), production (flavour, colour, yield, earliness of harvest), and pest and disease tolerance. This year, five flower cultivars merited the title of All America Selections: Canna South Pacific Scarlet, Coneflower Cheyenne Spirit, Geranium Pinto Premium White to Rose, and two Zinnias — Profusion Double Deep Salmon and Profusion Double Hot Cherry. Add a touch of the tropics to your garden with Canna South Pacific Scarlet’ (Canna generalis). As one might expect from its name, this canna sports solid scarlet blooms throughout summer. It is compact for a canna, suitable for containers as well as planting out in beds. South Pacific Scarlet is a seed variety and should be started in early to mid-February. Transplant into larger containers when seedlings are large enough to handle and plant outdoors in full sun in June, after all chance of frost is past. It will do best if given plenty of moisture and can even be used in a water garden. You can try overwintering it as you

The Canna South Pacific Scarlet, right, and the Echinacea Cheyenne Spirit are two of the top five flower cultivars for 2013. PHOTOs COURTESY ALL AMERICA SELECTIONS

would any tender root, but since it flowers so easily from seed, don’t feel too guilty if you treat it as an annual. Coneflower or Echinacea Cheyenne Spirit (Echinacea hybrida) is a riot in the garden with colours ranging from rich purple, pink, red and orange hues to lighter yellows, creams and white. Like most coneflowers, the plants are sturdy and well branched. Blooming starts in mid to late summer and continues into fall. Like its native relatives, this coneflower is drought tolerant and while in flower will attract butterflies and bees. It flowers from seed in the first year provided you start them before the end of January. Plant in full sun in amended

but well-draining soil. Cheyenne Spirit makes an excellent cut flower. Rated for USDA hardiness zone four, provide extra winter protection (e.g. mulch and snow cover) to get it through our Saskatchewan winters. Geranium Pinto Premium White to Rose (Pelargonium x hortorum) has uniquely coloured large, longlasting blooms, which start out white and change to rose as they mature, resulting in a bi-colour effect highlighted by the contrasting dark green leaves. Like most annual garden geraniums, this one is a carefree, long flowering (midsummer to frost) choice for summer garden beds or larger containers. Plant in full sun, fertilize regularly

and maintain even soil moisture (never too wet) to get best results. Deadheading is not entirely necessary as new flowers quickly cover over fading flower heads. The two zinnias (Zinnia hybrida) differ in colour: Double Hot Cherry is hot pink, whereas Double Deep Salmon is an intense deep pinkorange. Otherwise they are similar in all other aspects. Both are double (double the normal petal number) and have large flowers. They form compact mounds and flower continuously from late spring to frost. The colours are fade-resistant even in hot weather. The plants have good disease tolerance, and are selfcleaning meaning that deadheading is not necessary. They perform well

over a wide range of environments including full to part sun, drought, rain and wind. From seed, start six to eight weeks before planting outside when the danger of frost is past. Container friendly, they can also be planted at the front of borders. Take time to visit the AAS display garden in Saskatoon at the University of Saskatchewan (north side of the College of Agriculture and Bioresources building). This column is provided courtesy of the Saskatchewan Perennial Society (NEW WEBSITE: www.saskperennial.ca; email: hortscene@yahoo. com).


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Thursday, Fe b. 28 The Chickadees Crackers Restaurant and Lounge, #1-227 Pinehouse Dr.

650 Broadway Ave. Shakura S’aida w/ Steve Strongman and Transcontinental Blues Band The Odeon Events Centre, 241 Second Ave. S.

Apollo Cruz Buds on Broadway, 817 Broadway Ave.

Steve James w/ David Boxcar Gates The Hilton Garden Inn, 90 22nd St. W.

Arms Up Vangelis Tavern, 801 Broadway Ave.

Kobi and Friends Toon Town Tavern, 1630 Fairlight Dr.

Albert Castiglia w/ The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer and Apollo Cruz The Odeon Events Centre, 241 Second Ave. S.

Drew Tofin Band Louis’ Pub, 93 Campus Dr.

Arms Up D’lish by Tish Cafe, 702A 14th St. E. Friday, M arc h 1 Piano Fridays w/ Neil Currie Roots Series: Zachary Lucky w/ The Karpinka Brothers The Bassment, B3-202 Fourth Ave. N. Penny Reign Buds on Broadway, 817 Broadway Ave. Forever Young Army & Navy Veterans Club, 359 First Ave. N. Glenn Sutter McNally Robinson, 3130 Eighth St. E. Trust w/ Eraas Amigos Cantina, 632 10th St. E. Saskatoon Blues Festival Vangelis Tavern, 801 Broadway Ave. William and the Shadows Fairfield Seniors’ Centre, 103 Fairmont Cr. Banjo Van Lydia’s Pub,

Mo’ Love: A Tribute to Motown w/ The Shoeless Joes The Fez, 834B Broadway Ave. Just the Boys Stan’s Place, 106-110 Ruth St. E. Nick Thayer Tequila Nightclub, 1201 Albert Ave. S a tu rday, Ma rch 2 Guitar Series: The Alex Goodman Chamber Quartet w/ Bassavoce The Bassment, B3-202 Fourth Ave. N.

Cowpuncher Lydia’s Pub, 650 Broadway Ave. OMFEST 2: Robot Hive, The Spoils, Ones w/ Gunner & Smith, Ryan Stinson and Charley Hustle Amigos Cantina, 632 10th St. E.

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Blind Boy Paxton w/ Ross Neilsen The Hilton Garden Inn, 90 22nd St. W.

Johnny Broadway Record Club Vangelis Tavern, 801 Broadway Ave.

Legacy Arcade: A Tribute to Daft Punk Louis’ Pub, 93 Campus Dr. Platinum Blonde Dakota Dunes Casino, 204 Dakota Dunes Way, Whitecap Just the Boys Stan’s Place, 106-110 Ruth St. E. Dislexik Tequila Nightclub, 1201 Albert Ave. Sunday, Ma rc h 3

Lady Hawke Nutana Legion, 3021 Louise St.

Blues Festival Wind Up Party Blues Jam Vangelis Tavern, 801 Broadway Ave.

Saskatoon Blues Festival Vangelis Tavern, 801 Broadway Ave.

Open Mic Lydia’s Pub, 650 Broadway Ave.

Open Mic The Fez, 834B Broadway Ave.

Lady Hawke Nutana Legion, 3021 Louise St.

Roger Dorey McNally Robinson, 3130 Eighth St. E.

Karaoke Deathstar The Fez, 834B Broadway Ave.

Marcia Ball w/ Bill Durst and B.C. Read Big Band The Odeon Events Centre, 241 Second Ave. S.

Penny Reign Buds on Broadway, 817 Broadway Ave.

Forever Young Army & Navy Veterans Club, 359 First Ave. N.

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Tonight It’s Poetry Lydia’s Pub, 650 Broadway Ave. Monday, Ma rc h 4 Roots Series: Martha Wainwright The Bassment, B3-202 Fourth Ave. N.

Souled Out Lydia’s Pub, 650 Broadway Ave.

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Mendel Art Gallery Marla Cole and Terence Sturge, members of the Amati Quartet, will perform at the gallery March 3 at 2 p.m. From 2-4 p.m. on March 3, enjoy free family fun with the People in Technicolour project, a feature of Race Relations Month. The winter exhibitions continue until March 10. LUNA is a sculptural installation created from welded steel by Saskatoon artist Alison Norlen. Steeling the Gaze: Portraits of Aboriginal Artists is from the photography collection of the National Gallery of Canada. Stephen Hutchings: Landscapes for the End of Time features immense oil and charcoal landscape paintings. The Artists by Artists exhibition, Outsiders, showcases works by Humboldt Magnussen and his mentor, Zachari Logan. The Mendel Art Gallery, 950 Spadina Cres. E., is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free. Visit mendel.ca. Parkridge Centre Until Feb. 28 at 110 Gropper

Cres. A variety of mediums and subject matter by the Different Strokes artists’ group. St. Thomas More Gallery Until Feb. 28 at 1437 College Dr. Ancestral ground, a selection of prints and works on canvas, from the 1970s to the present, by artist Ray Keighley. Station Arts Centre, Rosthern Until Feb. 28 at 701 Railway Ave., Rosthern. Modern Mechanical Abstractions exhibits acrylic paintings by Wendy Siemens and Ceramic Cast Engines exhibits samples from Clint Neufeld’s series Grandpa Washed My Hands with Gasoline. Meewasin Valley Centre Gallery Through February at 402 Third Ave. S. Walks with Gina, by Erich Keser. It is an exhibit depicting images of plants, birds and natural scenes in all seasons. Art at Will (formerly Willow Studio) Until March 1 at The Wood Alehouse, 148 Second Ave. N. The Tree Show, works interpreting the tree motif. Includes several Saskatoon and area artists. The moving show opens March 1. It will be replenished as art is sold and reopen at a new surprise location in May. Paved Arts/AKA Gallery Until March 2 at 424 20th St. W. Toon’s Kitchen: The Saskatoon Screening Room VIII features Troy Gronsdahl’s The Knot. A quiet, poetic intervention that transpires between subject and landscape. With a critical essay by Lee Henderson entitled “On Surrender as an Act of Infiltration.” The Gallery, Frances Morrison Library

Until March 14 at 311 23rd St. E. It’s not you, it’s me, by Karla Griffin. It explores emotional relationships with and severances from personal objects. Handmade House Showcase Gallery Until March 30 at 710 Broadway Ave. Canadian Landscapes, by Leona Larsen. Western Development Museum Until March 31 at 2610 Lorne Ave. S. Food for Heath Travelling Exhibit. From the Canada Agriculture Museum, Food for Health takes a fresh look at the food we eat with interactive exhibits. Visit www.wdm. ca. The Nest Through March at 333 Third Ave. S. New work in encaustic and oil by Kathy Bradshaw. The Mix Artist Collective Reopening for the spring season on April 27. With the works of 16 local artists. The gallery is located at 529 24th St. E. Hours are Saturday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment.

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Snow Drag Races March 2, 12 p.m., at Marquis Downs Racetrack. Saskatchewan Snowmobile Racing Association presents Choko Design Pro Racing Series. Pro and amateur races, youth and junior races.

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RCAF Command Brass in Concert with SSO Brass Quintet Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m., at Roxy Theatre. A wide array of jazz and contemporary music. With some music from the military ensemble’s large repertoire of classical music for brass pieces.


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Painting with Acrylic and Mixed Medium Tuesdays March 5 to April 2, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at The Saskatoon Council on Aging. Artist Gisele Bauche will focus on art fundamentals, demonstrations, one-on-one assistance, critiques and group sharing. For beginners and advanced artists. Limited enrolment. Call 652-2255 or email admin@ scoa.ca.

An Evening of Poetry Feb. 28, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., at The Refinery. Presented by the Bahá’í community of Saskatoon as part of their Ayyam-i-Ha celebrations to celebrate the arts and our cultural diversity. Poets of ranging ages and styles and a collaborative poetry composing game. Snacks will follow. Please dress beatnik style. These days of hospitality, enjoyment, and charity are a period of preparation for the 19-day fast. Building Pedagogies — A Public Lecture Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m., at Broadway Theatre. Presented by the University of Saskatchewan. With international architect and Head of MIT’s Department of Architecture Nader Tehrani. He brings invaluable insight into the opportunity of a new school of architecture proposed for the University of Saskatchewan. This is the first lecture in a threepart symposium: The Opportunity of a New School of Architecture. Feb. 28 to March 1, Material and Technological Innovation; March 7-8, Environment, Community and Culture; March 17-18, Design Thinking and Pedagogical Innovation. Second Annual My City Speaks: How the Arts Impact the Community Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m., at the Bassment. Hosted by CFCR Community Radio. Six local presenters discuss how the arts impact our community. Featuring multimedia artist Miranda Jones, filmmaker Marcel Petit, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan artistic director Mark von Eschen, theatre artist and drama student Chris Donlevy, Jenni Warkentin and Will Grant from the Community Living Saskatoon Drama program, and contemporary

Recreational vehicles are just one of the highlights of the Sports and Leisure Show going Feb. 28 to March 3 at Prairieland Park. File Photo dance artist/choreographer Jackie Latendresse. With MC multidisciplinary artist Troy Gronsdahl. Visit www.cfcr.ca. Sports & Leisure Show Feb. 28 to March 3 at Prairieland Park. Discover great places to camp, fish and hunt. New boats, RVs, hunting, fishing and camping equipment and a chance to win a trip for two to Three Lakes Camp on Jan Lake. Featuring Mantracker Terry Grant. March Grub & Grab March 6, 5:30 p.m., at Station 20 West, room 1120. Discussion on the topic Best Food Forward. With supper and door prizes. You must pre-register to be entered into the draw for prizes. To register call 655-4575 ext. 223 or email janet@chep.org by February 28. Grandmothers 4 Grandmothers Fundraising Dinner March 1, 5 p.m., at the Western Development Museum. Raising funds for the Stephen Lewis Foundation. With MC Brenda Baker and keynote speaker Poala Gianturco, author of Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon. For informa-

tion call 652-8209. They are also collecting donations of spare change to support African grandmothers raising children who have been orphaned by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Joy’s Home of Hope Fundraiser March 1, 6 p.m., in The Army and Navy Club’s Ensign Room, 359 First Ave. N. Raisong funds to help Ugandan children. Catering is provided by New Taste of Bombay. Proceeds will go toward building Joy’s Home of Hope, a facility where needy children are provided with shelter, education and health services. Music of the People: Player’s Choice Sunday Concert March 2, 2:30 p.m., at the Delta Bessborough. Featuring the Principal Players of the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra. With works by Vaughan Williams, Dvorak, McAlister and Robinovitch. Chinese New Year’s Supper March 2, 6:30 p.m., at Mandarin Restaurant. For Kent’s Tai Chi. An eight course meal. With door prizes. For tickets call 380-5571 or 280-7518.

George Canyon Gala event CCS March 3, 6 p.m., at TCU Place. A gala fundraiser of Christian Counseling Services. With performances by George Canyon and Ken Miller and guest host John Gormley. International Women’s Day Forum March 4, 7 p.m., at Frances Morrison Library Theatre. Women Advancing: How we can help each other. With speakers Holly Ann Knott, Maryam Mehter and Cathy Sproule. Refreshments will be served. Book Discussion Group March 5, 7 p.m., at the Unitarian Congregation, 213 Second St. E. A four-part discussion series based on Alain de Botton’s book Religion for Atheists: A Non-believer’s Guide to the Uses of Religion. De Botton suggests that even if one rejects religious doctrine there are still important insights to be gained from the study of religion. There is no charge, but advance registration is requested. Onsite childcare is available on request (one week advance notice is required). Call 6532402 or email ucs.office@ sasktel.net.

Saskatchewan Choral Federation March 6, 7:30 p.m., at Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Rd. On their Canadian Prairie tour. Featuring Finnish a cappella ensemble Rajaton. With choirs from Saskatoon, North Battleford, Prince Albert, Estevan and Regina and solo performers. Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Workshop March 8, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at Ramada Hotel, 806 Idylwyld Dr. N. An informative workshop sponsored by the Government of Saskatchewan, Status of Women in support of International Women’s Day. With Sgt. Deb Altrogge of the Saskatoon Police Service and a puppet show. Pre-registration is required. Call 244-2294 or visit the Saskatoon Sexual Assault & Information Centre.

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Veggies key to unique nachos By Andrew Matte The guilt washed over me as if I’d just committed a thousand illegal acts. I stared at a soiled Styrofoam container half full of chicken-wing bones and leftover bits of white toast that had been smeared with garlic butter. The mess included a bunch of crumpled napkins stained by hot sauce and sour cream. It looked like a little crime scene on my TV-room coffee table. I’d just eaten hot wings that were delivered from a local pub. It was a fabulous idea at the time. But with the late-night snack gone, my body was left with the difficult chore of digesting all of this deep-fried, sauce-soaked chicken while my brain sorted out issues having to do with calories, cholesterol and heart disease. Like so many snacks North Americans eat in 2013, my wings were as delicious as they were bad for me. As I felt the spicy sting from the wing sauce make its way through my gut, I thought about alternatives. Over a few days, I hatched a plan to make my own snack using only ingredients that my body needed. With a little planning and ingenuity, I figured I could prepare a snack that could be delicious and satisfying without having it fried, dipped in sauce or covered in butter or salt. My plans were buoyed by the recent advice from Robert Lustig, an American doctor who’d counselled actor Alec Baldwin as he made dramatic changes to his diet. I’d been listening to podcasts and reading about Lustig and his crusade against the consumption of sugar and processed foods, which he says contributes to the dramatic rise in rates of obesity among children and adults. Encouragement came from other corners. My wife, whose culinary skills rival those of any fancy chef, provided lots of good advice. And I have always considered myself lucky for having a natural appre-

ciation for vegetables. While I can’t deny my affinity for a plate of wings or a big sandwich with processed meat, cheese and bacon, I similarly enjoy carrots, tomatoes and peppers, particularly when they’re fresh, plump and colourful. When I was a kid, we’d visit my grandparents who lived in Leamington, Ont., where a Heinz plant makes ketchup from local tomatoes, many of which are so big that my grandmother could make a toasted tomato sandwhich using just one juicy slice. So it made sense that my first plan was to collect vegetables — the crunchier, the better. And then I needed something to “carry” my little snacks. I picked cucumbers because I liked how they could be sliced sideways — a French cut, for you experts — so they could accommodate lots of stuff. I also like cucumbers for their water content and ability to hydrate. By this time, I discovered I was making a sort of nacho but without any chips, cheese, meat or sauce. Then I just started cutting up little bits of other ingredients including carrot, pickles, peppers and onion. I even found a forgotten jar of pickled turnips at the back of the fridge. I sliced the cucumbers to create as much surface space as possible and started with a squishy base, which I needed to keep the bits of carrot and turnip from sliding around. So I experimented with little dollops of Greek yogurt, salsa and cottage cheese. I always kept in mind how the colours would complement each other — a little bit of carrot on one side looked good when a little bit of red pepper was on the other. When my little nachos were nearly complete, I sprinkled them with chopped parsley, chia seeds or hemp hearts. While my wife had been using chia seeds and hemp hearts in many of her dishes for their protein and fiber, I liked how they added a little colour contrast to my crazy nachos. The reds and

If you call them nachos, these colourful snacks made from vegetables, salsa and a little cottage cheese just might be appealing children and serious snackers. Eve Patenaude of Regina was pleased with a tray of “nachos” even though they were made with healthy ingredients. bridgeS PHOTO BY ANDREW MATTE

greens of the vegetables and the white of the cottage cheese seemed to pop when the plate was dotted by the black seeds. It turned out my experiment worked like a charm, at least for me. Not only are my little creations good for me, I didn’t miss gooey, saucedrenched wings. I’m not a nutritionist but I’m an expert in what works for me. What

helps is the little bit of protein — vegetables alone might not satisfy all hunger pangs, but adding the yogurt, cottage cheese and even the chia seed and hemp-heart sprinkles help make this snack more complete. One of the neat things about my nachos are their versatility — while I haven’t used anything other than cucumbers as a base, I’ve used all sorts of combinations of vegetables.

I’ve even made a couple of fruit versions by using slices of banana to put blueberries and bits of strawberries, orange and apple on a layer of yogurt. In the weeks since my first creation, I’ve found that a little planning and effort keeps me from bad snack choices and has me eating food my body needs rather than food my body barely accepts.


Masi for the masses By James Romanow Around Verona, in the hinterland of Venice, they make some of the world’s finest wines, through the expedient of drying the grapes. Regular readers will know I’m a huge fan of the resulting Amarone and Ripasso. The base wine is Valpolicella, a $15 wine that will get you through any of a number of life’s little difficulties. The varietals are Corvina and Corvinone, Rondinella and Molinaro. The French and Californians may make all the statements they like about the “noble five” but for my money they are small minded, and more importantly, have completely missed the bus. Masi is a firm that has decided to hang their reputation on the ripasso (a.k.a. the appaxximento) technique. They have developed vineyards in Argentina, cultivating the corvina grape and using ripasso techniques. (If you ever see a bottle of Paso Doble from Argentina jump on it: It’s a $12 wine and the deal of the century.) And to my amazement they have started using the technique with white wines. A couple of years ago Masianco appeared on the shelf here. This is a first, and I believe so far the only white wine made with this technique. The wine is a blend of Verdusso and Pinot Grigio. Verdusso is a Veneto dessert varietal, and here some of the grapes are dried to add richness and depth to the Pinot Grigio. Both wines are vinified separately, and the end result is a wine with a creamier texture and a richness you will never get from a Pinot

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