Get to Know Hope Restored Canada! - Christies Bakery

Get to Know Hope Restored Canada!

Our Sweet Goodness partner for November is Hope Restored Canada! We wanted to give them an opportunity to share a little about themselves. For more information, you can head to their website to learn more!
The History of Pizza: 1900s to Present Day - Christies Bakery

The History of Pizza: 1900s to Present Day

Who can say “no” to a second slice of pizza? Not us! That’s why we’re back with Part Two of our History of Neapolitan Pizza.
Meet the Team: Bonnie and Conrad! - Christies Bakery

Meet the Team: Bonnie and Conrad!

We have a wonderful team of human beings and wanted to help you get to know them more!

There isn't a loaf of bread or a pastry that these two haven't seen. As our baking leads, Bonnie is the one who designs all our amazing cookies and Conrad is in charge of making sure the bread looks and tastes amazing!

The History of Pizza Napoletana: Ancient Rome to 1984 - Christies Bakery

The History of Pizza Napoletana: Ancient Rome to 1984

Pizza is pizza, right? Nope. Especially if you ask the Associazione Vera Pizza Napoletana (more on them later). As much as pizza can vary simply by the variety of toppings, there are actually dozens of styles and variations of pizza all over the globe. But among food purists, culinary historians and proud Italians, Neapolitan Pizza is the king. Well, the queen actually... we’ll get to that too. 

 

Meet the Team: Chloe and Chelsea! - Christies Bakery

Meet the Team: Chloe and Chelsea!

We have an amazing team of human beings and wanted to help you get to know them more!

If you've visited our Mayfair location, you know Chelsea and Chloe! These two gals are a dose of sunshine and always make our days brighter. We’re lucky to have them on our team!

The Ultimate Sourdough Stuffing - Christies Bakery

The Ultimate Sourdough Stuffing

Let’s be real for a moment. Turkey is great and all, but what we get most excited about at Thanksgiving dinner is the sides! Fluffy, buttery mashed potatoes. Crispy, seared Brussels sprouts. Creamy mac and cheese. And, of course, stuffing! It often gets overlooked, but really good stuffing can get people talking and our recipe for sourdough stuffing just might steal the show at your next family get-together. 
Tracey's Tips & Tricks: Scoring - Christies Bakery

Tracey's Tips & Tricks: Scoring

Bread baking is a beautiful art that requires a lot of hard work, training and patience to perfect. We thought it would be fun to have Tracey drop some knowledge about the ins and outs of baking every once in a while! This week she talked about scoring!

Meet the Team: Kathy and Zarish! - Christies Bakery

Meet the Team: Kathy and Zarish!

We have an amazing team of human beings and wanted to help you get to know them more! We're starting with two of our managers, Kathy and Zarish. Read on to get to know the people that bring you the best baking in the city!
Get to Know Foundations Learning! - Christies Bakery

Get to Know Foundations Learning!

Our Sweet Goodness partner is Foundations Learning & Skills Saskatchewan! We wanted to give them an opportunity to share a little about themselves. For more information, you can head to their website to learn more!
Move Over, PB & J, We’re Heading Back to School with Style - Christies Bakery

Move Over, PB & J, We’re Heading Back to School with Style

It’s hard to beat the satisfying nostalgia of a good peanut butter and jam sandwich, but we think this sandwich hits the nostalgia vibes even harder…

Hands up if your kid's favourite subject in school is “lunch.” We’ll be the first to admit that we can relate to this. Not that there’s anything wrong with that! A delicious, nutritious lunch gives your kids something to look forward to and fuels an afternoon of learning. In fact, we think this Pizza Sub recipe using our house-made baguettes is so good that it might even motivate them to spring up out of bed and get ready to catch the bus without a fuss just so they can get to lunchtime sooner.

Back to School Breakfast Ideas! - Christies Bakery

Back to School Breakfast Ideas!

September is nearly here, and that means we’re in the heat of back to school season. To try and help you get ready for those busy mornings, here is a quick list of easy breakfast ideas to get your day off to a great start!
A Quick Sourdough Q&A - Christies Bakery

A Quick Sourdough Q&A

I received an email asking about our sourdough process and thought it’d be great to share my response to give you another insight into how we make our delicious bread! 
Get to Know SCYAP! - Christies Bakery

Get to Know SCYAP!

SCYAP is our Sweet Goodness partner for August! They’re one of our neighbors in Mayfair and we wanted to share a little bit about them and the great work that they do!
Slide Into Your End-of-Summer BBQ With This Easy Crowd-Pleaser - Christies Bakery

Slide Into Your End-of-Summer BBQ With This Easy Crowd-Pleaser

The dog days of Summer are coming to an end and it’s time to close out the season like a champion...
My YXE Bucket List 2022 - Christies Bakery

My YXE Bucket List 2022

After nearly a year of living on the west coast, I got to spend two weeks visiting family and friends in Saskatoon. It was great to see so many familiar faces in the city I called home for so many years. When I left last summer, my girlfriend and I created a bucket list of restaurants we wanted to go to when we were back in the city of bridges. We didn’t make it to all of them, but we did eat some fantastic food that you need to try on your next night out!

Reba's Reflections on Christies! - Christies Bakery

Reba's Reflections on Christies!

During our 90th birthday celebration, we were able to talk to so many friends from nearly a century of baking. One of our former employees, Reba, offered to share some thoughts on her time working with us! From baking to making pizzas to delivering bread, she did it all. It was great to see you Reba, and thanks for sharing with us!
Make The Ultimate Summer Sandwich With Only 5 Ingredients - Christies Bakery

Make The Ultimate Summer Sandwich With Only 5 Ingredients

Keeping it simple is what Summer should be about! Have you ever gone on a Summer holiday and plan...
STR8UP Saskatoon's Transitional Housing Program - Christies Bakery

STR8UP Saskatoon's Transitional Housing Program

Our Sweet Goodness partner for July is STR8UP Saskatoon. They assist individuals in mastering their own destiny and liberating themselves from gangs, addictions, and criminal street lifestyles. 

We wanted to give them an opportunity to raise awareness about any of their different programs, and they asked to talk about their Transitional Housing, Little Steps.

A Letter from David Cross - Christies Bakery

A Letter from David Cross

We received a letter from David Cross, who used to be the principal at Mayfair School. We have always tried to give back to the community, and he reminded us of one of the first ways we did just that! We are proud to continue partnering with local schools and organizations through our Sweet Goodness program.

Thanks for the letter David!

90 Years of Baking - Christies Bakery

90 Years of Baking

Gabe wasn't able to make it to Saskatoon for our 90th birthday celebration, so he wrote a poem to contribute to the festivities!
My Dad and Baking - Christies Bakery

My Dad and Baking

Baking obviously runs in the family. Blair and Tracey took over the family business from their parents and have continued the tradition of bringing world class baking to Saskatoon. In honour of Father's Day, Tracey gave a little insight into her father's history with baking. No secret recipes were shared...
OUTSasktoon's Trans Care Fund and Counselling Services - Christies Bakery

OUTSasktoon's Trans Care Fund and Counselling Services

Our Sweet Goodness partner for June is OUTSaskatoon, Saskatoon’s 2SLGBTQ+ community centre. We thought it would be great to see if there was anything they’d like to raise awareness about, and they asked to talk about their Trans Care Fund and counselling services
Pat Homenick's Bakery Story - Christies Bakery

Pat Homenick's Bakery Story

Pat Homenick sent us a little story that we wanted to share with you! If you have a story or memory from the last 90 years you’d like to share please email us at stories@christiesbakery.com!
Deb Parker-Loewen's Christies Story - Christies Bakery

Deb Parker-Loewen's Christies Story

We have a lovely memory from Deb Parker-Loewen that we wanted to share with you! If you have a st...
One Day in Saskatoon - Christies Bakery

One Day in Saskatoon

Tracey wrote an article for Eat North, documenting the local Saskatoon spots she goes to for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Check it out!
My Mother, the Entrepreneur - Christies Bakery

My Mother, the Entrepreneur

My mother has so many wonderful characteristics, but today I would like to recognize her as an excellent entrepreneur.
A Letter From Dorothy Hyshka! - Christies Bakery

A Letter From Dorothy Hyshka!

We received another hand written letter and we wanted to share the kind words with you. We are so lucky and grateful to have such great customers that continue to support us. After 90 years we’ve seen so many faces, so if you have a story you’d like to share please email us at stories@christiesbakery.com!
A Spring Time Reflection - Christies Bakery

A Spring Time Reflection

Since I’ve moved away from Saskatoon, it has been a year of firsts. And with Easter having come and gone, this was the first year I didn’t help prepare the baking for Easter weekend. While I don’t necessarily miss shaping and bagging hundreds and hundreds of buns, there was a part of me missing being with my family doing the one thing we do best. As a way of (emotionally) making up for my absence in the bakery, I wanted to take a moment to praise Blair and Tracey for all the amazing work they do. I know they don’t often brag about what they do, so I’ll gladly do it for them!
Catch Tracey on Wall of Bakers, Mondays at 10 PM ET - Christies Bakery

Catch Tracey on Wall of Bakers, Mondays at 10 PM ET

We're happy to say we have a celebrity for a boss! Tracey is on the premiere season of Wall of B...
Easter Goodies! - Christies Bakery

Easter Goodies!

Easter is in one week, so time is running out to grab some Easter baking before they disappear! O...
Wall of Bakers Premieres Tomorrow Night! - Christies Bakery

Wall of Bakers Premieres Tomorrow Night!

The wait is (almost) finally over! The season premiere of Wall of Bakers is tomorrow, March 28th, at 10 PM ET. We can't wait to watch Tracey showcase her baking expertise alongside some of Canada's best bakers. 
A Memory From Donna Sewell - Christies Bakery

A Memory From Donna Sewell

As you know, we're turning 90 this year. As part of our celebration, we're sharing memories of the bakery from family, friends, staff and our wonderful customers. 

Donna Sewell sent us a lovely handwritten letter (yes, people still send letters!) that we wanted to share with you!

If you have a story you'd like to share, please send us an email at stories@christiesbakery.com - we'd love to hear it!

Christies Through the Years - Christies Bakery

Christies Through the Years

As you know, we're turning 90 this year. As part of our celebration, we're sharing memories of the bakery from family, friends, staff and our wonderful customers. If you have a story you'd like to share, please send us an email at info@christiesbakery.com. We'd love to hear it! 

Our bakery on 33rd Street, what we call The Mothership, has seen a lot over 90 years: hundreds of staff, millions of baked goods, and countless happy customers. For those who haven't been around since the beginning, myself included, here's a look at how Christies has changed over the years!

The Perfect PB&J - Christies Bakery

The Perfect PB&J

I know the weather in Saskatoon has been chilly to say the least, and while it's been relatively warm in Vancouver the stress of school has me thinking about my favourite comfort foods. On that list is the always simple and always yummy peanut butter and jelly sandwich. In the past I’ve shuffled between how I’ve made my PB&J's; using crunchy or smooth peanut butter, strawberry or raspberry jam, white or whole wheat toast (yes, I put a lot of thought into a 3 ingredient sandwich). I decided to see how everyone else makes their PB&J, so I made an online poll to determine just that. I asked about the style of peanut butter, jam and type of bread. Below are the results, and how to make the perfect peanut butter and jelly sandwich (according to the internet).
Naomi's Ode to Christies - Christies Bakery

Naomi's Ode to Christies

Naomi worked for us over 10 years ago and came back to work a couple of years back. She's going to have a baby soon, but she couldn't leave without saying a couple words!