Weekend links

Most days last week, I dropped my boys off at school and headed straight to the market to load up on produce.  The opportunities to preserve the late-summer harvest are slipping away as we drift into fall.

The vendor selling raspberries and blueberries reminded me that this is the last week for local berries. I purchased peaches for canning, raspberries for jam, tomatoes for stewing and drying, and corn for freezing. There was zucchini, too, which I love to jar as relish.

Among lunch and dinner suggestions, today’s link love offers inspiration for using those late-summer fruits and vegetables. If you’re anything like me, you’ll be scrambling next week to stock the freezer and the pantry shelves before the cold weather really hits.

These days when we walk home from school, the air is crisp and cool and a thin carpet of leaves already line the edges of the lane. It’s a beautiful time of the year. I’m feeling invigorated by the change.

How have you noticed the approaching change of the seasons?

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. Thank you so much for linking me!!! xoxoxo

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