Making Mother’s Day Memories

Fun in the orchard treehouse

Today was a gorgeous sunny day and Danny whisked Noah and I out to the beautiful Quebec countryside where we hiked Mount Saint-Gregoire, had a picnic in a blossoming apple orchard, and did a cider tasting at Cidrerie Verger Leo Boutin.

After playing in their tree house and a ‘ride’ on the tractor for Noah, we left with four bottles of cider including a bottle of Prunelle, an aperitive cider made from plums as well as the usual apples. I am looking forward to incorporating it in a dessert somehow!

After growing up in the Canadian Rockies, I still struggle with the use of the word ‘mountain’ in Quebec, but we did manage to have a nice view from this…well…we’ll call it a lookout.

A big Happy Mother’s Day to all the mama’s out there!!

About Aimee

Cooking has always been Aimée's preferred recreational activity, creative outlet, and source of relaxation. After nearly ten years in the professional cooking industry, she went from restaurant to RSS by trading her tongs and clogs for cookie cutters and a laptop, serving as editor here at Simple Bites. Her first book, Brown Eggs and Jam Jars - Family Recipes from the Kitchen of Simple Bites, was published in February 2015.

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  1. awe how sweet …your little girl looks so beautiful ! your’e a lucky lady !

  2. Aimée

    What a little cutie! I really like the piccie of the tulips.


  3. Sounds like a neat stop(as I add it to my list of places to visit in Quebec)! You look so happy in the last photo.

  4. Yes what a cute littly girl 🙂

  5. You and your SON Noah look so happy and carefree – what great photos. And are those apple blossoms? Lovely! Would have loved to tag along on this outing, sounds like it was a good one. I too have a hard time calling the mountains where we live “mountains.” To me mountains need to be snow-capped, colossal craggy rocks that one could only dream of scaling with highly specialized equipment. Like good old Bulkley Valley Mountains:)

  6. Kate- thanks a bunch!

    Jasmine- nice to see you on UtHC! Don’t you just love tulips?

    Tam- Can’t wait ’til you get here!

    Mira- Ha Ha

    Amber- Thanks for clarifying that Noah is indeed a boy! Yes, it was a lovely day.

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