Weekend Links (and giveaway winner)

It’s the last weekend of September. Although the weather has been beautiful, I feel like a frost is just around the corner, so I am working to get the remainder of the garden harvested.

We’re still eating crisp cucumbers, sweet carrots, spicy little jalepenos and tons of fresh herbs. We get a handful of beans every few days and there are green tomatoes to pick and ripen indoors.

Yesterday I harvested a bundle of rhubarb that went straight into a pie, together with the last of the late summer strawberries. We’ll savour it with friends at Sunday dinner today; I have a feeling it will taste a bit like Summer’s Last Hurrah.


We have a winner from our recent Bite this Book giveaway!  Congratulations to Nora, who had this to say about her favourite fall vegetable:

“It’s a toss up between butternut squash and pumpkin, although butternut squash would probably win just because they are easier to chop up!”

A big thank you to all who entered the giveaway for Vegetarian Everyday: Healthy Recipes from Our Green Kitchen. Stay tuned for a few more giveaways as more fall books are released.

Here’s what I enjoyed reading around the web this week:

Have a wonderful weekend!

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. Lisa-Michelle says

    Hello 😀 Can you please tell me what the pastry in the pic is made from?
    It looks delicious & I would like to have a go at making one.
    Many Thanks

  2. Marina Carstens says

    That strawberry rhubarb pie looks amazing!

  3. Kathi Hallet says

    My husband is a cancer survivor 7 years now.I feel the reason we are a head of this is our vegetarian lifestyle and exercise.I work at Wegmans he in the produce department we are always looking for new tasty ways to prepare veggies. Wegmans stresses to eat 5 . I say eat 5 to stay alive.His diet before the cancer WAS NOT VEGETARIAN believe me.

  4. That pie looks wonderful 🙂 can’t wait to get my hands on some rhubarb!

  5. Aimée,
    That pie looks wonderful–a nice ‘last gasp’ of summer for sure. I’m finding myself eating tomato sandwiches on toasted sourdough each morning for breakfast, just because I can.
    Don’t let all those lovely green tomatoes ripen–save some for green tomato bacon jam! It’s wonderful mixed up with ground beef for burgers.
    Have a lovely weekend!

  6. That pie looks wonderful, Aimee! We may have to add that to our Everyone Loves Pie recipe list. Carrie is more than half way through a year of weekly pies — never repeating a recipe! She’s made some really great ones. If you’re interested, they’re all on the 1canoe2 Pinterest page! :: http://goo.gl/gXlSHT

  7. Vanessa Chesebro says

    Can you harvest rhubarb this late? I live in MI and transplanted some rhubarb from my parent’s house in July. There are some stalks that are growing now, but I didn’t think I could harvest it, since I hear it’s a spring fruit? (vegetable?)

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