Weekend links and photos

Yesterday morning the realization that it was already November hit me and I felt a fluttering of panic around my heart.

I spent a portion of the day making lists, arranging events in my schedule and taking a good honest look at what needs to be done before the holidays. Even though Book 1 is well on its way, the outline for Book 2 (!) is due in exactly one month. November is going to require some focus.

Today I’m feeling calm and determined, ready to move forward and finish out the year strong. I’ve put my garden to bed for the winter and I feel a kitchen hibernation coming on. I’ve got a gorgeous recipe line-up for you all, plus a few little surprises, too.

Now, incase you’re feeling less than enthusiastic over this bleak month, here’s some inspiration to get you back in the kitchen.

A few of my favourite photos from the week…

apple chips

My kind of Halloween candy: apple chips.


I remembered I planted radishes in my fall garden and harvested a bundle for salads.


The leaves have nearly all fallen and carpet the forest floor in deep drifts.


Blustery afternoons have made hot cocoa a necessity.

caramel apples

Caramel apples for a treat. Friends on Facebook thought this image was some sort of baby announcement (??!), but I assured them it was merely a straggling crab apple, hanging onto foraged branches.

birthday party

We made the birthday party rounds yesterday; leave it to Clara to snitch a cookie at this adorable set up by our friends from The Chin Family Eats.

Happy November! Have a beautiful Sunday, all.

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. Thanks for sharing my Slow-Cooker No-Stir Dulce de Leche in jars, Aimee! And that would be an AWESOME pregnancy announcement photo if the occasion arises. 😀

  2. Writing a cookbook is not for the faint of heart. But, I know you can do it! Bon courage, my friend.

  3. Great links Aimee!

  4. Book 2?! Dang girl. What an awesome journey this is.

  5. Congrats on book#2… How exciting! I can’t wait to see your first one. 🙂

    Thanks so much for including my salmon recipe in your links this week.

  6. Fun pics! I love the slice of wood under the apples! Was that made from your fallen tree or did you buy it somewhere?

  7. Is that homemade marshmallow in your cocoa?? Looks delicious!

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