Weekend links and photos

Local berries hit the markets this week, along with asparagus, tomatoes and the prettiest green-topped radishes.

I’m planning my meals accordingly, taking care to include roasted asparagus, strawberry salads, and a stack of radish sandwiches. Oh and pie, so look for a new pie recipe coming to the blog this week.

Here’s a sampling of recipes and articles that inspired me this week:

 Here are a few colourful snaps from the week that was:

Sunday dinner

Our first Sunday dinner enjoyed al fresco: flank steaks, grilled asparagus and simple roasted potatoes with rosemary. I’ve missed the flavours of the grill. This grilled green bean salad and this grilled salmon are on the menu this week.

patio building

The flagstones for our patio arrived this week. Danny and I had a good workout unloading the truck of two pallets worth of rocks. I can’t wait to start putting that puzzle together!


Was it the bacon? The farm fresh eggs? Whatever it was, this lazy dinner in four acts garnered me the most Instagram love of all time. I’m still confused how that happened.

rhubarb haul

This one loves to collect the eggs every morning with me. We visit the garden together as well and make a plan for the day. The plan for this haul included two rhubarb pies.

taco salad

On hot days, salads are what I want to be eating for dinner. This taco salad with chicken, avocado and tomatoes hit the spot. I can’t wait to make this dinner salad next.


We’ll be eating local strawberries every day for the next month at least.

fish taco

We met up with friends on Saturday for a little food truck crawl. Montreal’s food truck scene is booming and it’s a fun way to grab bits and bites to suit everyone’s tastes. Poutine for the kids, lobster rolls for the guys, grilled cheese for the babies, and these killer crispy fish tacos for moi, merci.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

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. Aimée,
    I picked up a haul of strawberries a few days ago, first of the season back in Maryland where I was helping my folks to pack up their place, and brought them 500 miles home to my canning pot. Now that I’ve put by some jam and salsa I’m ready to get only a pint here in the farm share, or a handful there from the garden, to be enjoyed just fresh.
    Have a lovely weekend!

  2. I am loving the asparagus and radishes, but still waiting on berries to come. I love this time of year!

  3. Jennifer says

    Hi Aimee,
    I live in NDG – I haven’t seen any local strawberries yet. Where did you find yours?

  4. Do you freeze your pies? Like say when you are making a pie, you double up on everything and make 2 but only baking 1, freezing the other to be baked later. My mom used to do that, but she fell out the habit and I miss that!

    I’m excited to see what your new deck is going to look like! Clara is the cutest egg gatherer 🙂

    • I freeze whole, assembled ready-to-bake apple pies. It’s like having solid gold bricks in the freezer. 😉 I haven’t experimented with other varieties, though.

      I freeze pie dough, raw and blind baked. I freeze streusel topping.

      The deck is coming along nicely!

  5. Love these photos Aimée! So jealous of that alfresco meal – looks so delicious 🙂

  6. The colors in that last photo: perfection.

  7. I want cedar plank salmon. And that PIE!! I may have to make one with the first strawberries I see.

  8. Aimee – I love your weekend links. They’re always great. Thank you!

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