Weekend links and photos

Today I am so very thankful that the month of May has thirty-one days. I wasn’t prepared to turn the calendar and accept the arrival of June quite yet.

We’ve got one more day to get ready. A morning to shop for sun hats, shake down grass seed on the bare patches of lawn and then bake something delicious with rhubarb. An afternoon to take one more walk to look for morels and gather a handful of delicate lily of the valley before they disappear into the ground for another year. And one last evening in May to draw a deep breath before plunging into the busiest, most exciting summer this family has ever experienced.

Thank you to all who commented, emailed and messaged me after my post on gaining perspective. I’ve been fortunate to have a bunch of encouraging conversations, some straight-up solid advice, and a mountain of support – all which have left me with courage and confidence to face each unique situation in my life. I’ve found peace and am very grateful for the support of friends who get me.

A new podcast, a family food website and recipes, here’s what I’ve been loving around the web this week:

Favourite photos from the past week (and more).

raspberry rhubrarb crisp

The first rhubarb crisp of the season, with a few raspberries leftover from the deep freeze thrown in for good measure.

beer making

Danny and friends getting an early start on a weekend double-batch beer brew. Quite the production!

peach slab pie

Peach streusel slab pie for the beer-brewing crew, because when there are recipes like this to develop, it helps to have taste-testers.


Foraged Lilly-of-the-valley at the last light of day. I have a jar of these on my dining room table for the whole month of May.


Cheeseburgers on china, because life is too short not to use the good stuff.

spring cake

Still dreaming about this spring cake from Mother’s Day.

fresh eggs

Collecting our own eggs never gets old.

So much to be thankful for this spring. Now bring on June and summer!

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. that cake looks amazing. Can you share the recipe?

  2. Love the idea of little burgers and cheese. What’s in the jar? Looks like pickles, but I’m intrigued by the dark color – ???

  3. that crisp, that pie, those cheeseburgers and that cake all make me really really want to come to your house for food. And I’m glad you’re feeling better 🙂

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