Weekend links and photos

Somehow my weekend posting has become less and less frequent, but I am finally back with a round-up of links for your perusal.

We’ve got nowhere special to be this Saturday, right? So we can all steep a pot of roasted apple tisane and curl up under a quilt to read for a few hours. If you’re not working your way through a great new cookbook, then I suggest you get started with my carefully curated list of good reads.

I’ve divided today’s links into two of my favourite subjects: Recipes and Dinner. And below that I’m sharing a handful of my favourite photos from this fall. Enjoy!


Rye crust heirloom apple slab pie with bay leaf || Brooklyn Supper ~ It’s pie season, folks.

Whole 30 Snack Ideas (30 of them!) :: Shutterbean ~ Endless heathy snack ideas.

Smokey Chili Mac Soup :: Bev Cooks ~ One-pot comfort food.

Lentil & Eggplant Lasagna :: Minimalist Baker ~ Aaaand, healthy, one-pot comfort food.

Thai Noodle Salad with Sweet Chili Dressing || Foodess ~ All the flavours I regularly crave.

Plenty of Ways to Put Up Pumpkins :: Punk Domestics ~ A genius preserving round-up.

Pumpkin Butter Cake + Maple Bourbon Caramel & Candied Pecans :: The Kitchen McCabe (and my newest food blog crush)

Lentils with ham


How to Be On Time for Dinner :: Eater’s Life Coach

The Sweetest Dinner Ritual :: Dinner, A Love Story

Dinner Party Tips from 15 Genius Hosts :: A Cup of Jo

10 Things You Can Do to Prep for Thanksgiving :: Family Bites (works for Christmas, too)

5 Rules for Hosting a Crappy Dinner Party || The Kitchn

Fall in Photos

Homemade pumpkin puree

Homemade pumpkin purée for a simple hostess gift.

Simple Bites camping food + gear

Food prep for a quick fall cottage camping trip.

Cornmeal pancakes

A very November breakfast of crispy cornmeal pancakes, molasses cinnamon syrup and pomegranate.

Bourque homestead in fall

Lunch in the garden.

Homegrown carrots

Homegrown carrots

Clara picking apples

Clara picking apples on a warm October weekend.


Fall picnic with friends.

Bourque family in fall

A Sunday hike in fall – one of our favourite activities.

Have a wonderful weekend, friends!

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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  2. Love these! And I made your maple sweetened pumpkin pie last week on a trial run for Thanksgiving in the states. It is perfection! I’m never going back to canned milk and sugar again. I love it.

  3. In your birds-eye picture of the food prep, you have some dark brown glass bottles. Can I ask what is in them? What do you use them for? I was gifted a dozen and love the look of them but haven’t found a good use yet!

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