UtHC Fall Bulletin

For starters, can we just take a minute to acknowledge the always-inspiring Gourmet Magazine and its immeasurable contribution to the culinary world?
Shocked and saddened were two words that popped up the most on Twitter this morning when news spread that the magazine was folding. It certainly impacted my day.

It will be missed.

Submissions have been streaming in for the UtHC Virtual Jam Swap and the good news is that if you haven’t yet submitted your entry to the swap, you still have a few weeks to do so!

It’s easy to enter:

  • Can it–jam or jelly, you decide.
  • Post it–on your blog or website
  • Link it– link to this post
  • Email it- send me the link & a photo

Deadline for submissions is November 1 and the roundup will be posted in mid-November.

Happy Canning!

It seems as though all my time twittered away has not gone unnoticed: last week the National Post’s food & drink blog, The Appetizer, named @HighChair (that’s me!) one of 15 Canadian Foodies on Twitter. How cool!

I had to pinch myself after reading a few of the other names that I found myself in the same category with: @BonnieStern, @coreymintz and *gulp* @lucywaverman.

“More deliciousness from Montreal.” NP said of my tweeting, which was nice to hear but left me feeling even more guilty over a certain rant on Twitter that occurred a few weeks ago.
Note to self: stick to food and the occasional mothering topics on Twitter–that’s why nearly 1000 people are following.

You can join in the fun by joining Twitter and following me here. If you enjoy reading UtHC, chances are you’ll love my latest obsession as it’s really a micro-blogging extension of UtHC.

Alright, just in case you’ve been listening to the rumors out there, yes, it is true that there is a new project in the works for me. Not necessarily for UtHC, but more for Aimee.
It involves food– which kinda goes without saying– the Internet and writing. What else can I tell you about it? Not too much just yet, but I can say that it’s going to be pret-ty darn exciting when it launches in early 2010.

Stat tuned for details. You’ll hear about it here first, I promise.

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. I'm super intrigued 🙂

  2. Congrats to whatever it is! And I am in on the jam swap!

  3. Oooh sounds exciting! I'm with Lori! Super intrigued. Looking forward to seeing all the jam swap entries. I've been wanting to try canning for a while now! I'm also shocked & saddened about Gourmet. So hard to believe.

  4. *big grin*

    Also, though I've not been a Gourmet reader, I want to say I can feel your pain on this. In the past year, two of my very, very favorite magazines have folded (Cottage Living and Wondertime) and I truly mourned the passing of each.

    Looking forward to this new exciting thing!!

  5. Congrats on your tweeting recognition!

    Very excited to hear what's in the works for you! Lots of luck with whatever it is!

  6. Ooh, I am so not good with suspense! And somewhere in there you have to sell your house and move!

  7. Congrats on all the attention!

  8. I am so sad about Gourmet Magazine and you have us on pins and needles. Can't wait to hear about it.

  9. Ooooh – a mystery – I'm excited to hear all about it!

  10. I'm sad to hear about Gourmet too. I tweeted about it as soon as I found out:( Maybe if enough of us protest they will keep it around:) Also I can't wait to hear your good news….:)

  11. Everybody's sad about Gourmet. A lovely magazine..in all ways. Congratulations on your Twitter recognition! Can't wait to hear about your new exciting project!

  12. Congrats! I can't wait to hear more!

    I'm very, very sad about Gourmet. I was in shock when I first found out.

  13. Sounds exciting. can't wait to hear more! Still so sad about Gourmet too. It will be missed

  14. hmmm! sounds interesting, can't wait until you post about it.

    oh, and congrats about being a top-tweeter!

  15. Many thanks, everyone! I appreciate the support and love…

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