Weekend links and photos

I know there are more than a handful of dads reading and I want to wish you all a very Happy Father’s Day. Here’s hoping you got to sleep in a little and had your favourite breakfast prepared for you. Enjoy your day!

I haven’t planned anything epic for Danny, but we intend to take good care of him today with our traditional breakfast in bed (no orange juice fiascos this time), a solid back rub, and lavishing plenty of love on him all day. I’ll also give him a break from the less enjoyable parenting duties. He can read the bed-time stories; I’ll change the diapers.


Danny, with his father Brian, Clara and a cousin, last Easter. Two amazing dads!

Here are five recipes that caught my eye this week and I plan on trying soon:

A few favourite photos from the week:


This Stormy Rhubarb Mojito summed up our week of rain. Recipe on Instagram. PS. Rhubarb leaves are poisonous, so this garnish obviously isn’t means to be eaten.


The upside of rain is that the garden thrives. Here thyme, carrots, chives and kale stretch their leaves for a little sunshine.

lentil salad

Just a friendly reminder: you need this recipe for  Crunchy Cucumber, Radish and Lentil Salad with Pickled Shrimp and Shallots.


These birds are becoming more free range as the days go on.


Summer camping begins with tumbling all the gear down the stairs, then sitting down and remembering how much effort it takes to go camping.

iced tea

Some days a Red Bull iced tea is the only reason I’m still standing at five-o-clock. PS. Landscaping is hard work.

Have a wonderful 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’s a nice looking deck! You must love it : )

  2. Kristin S says

    Red Bull iced tea – love it! Just went camping last weekend and it is always more work then I remember, but a good time 🙂

  3. Thank you so much Aimee! And I think I will have to try that Rhubarb Mojito soon. xx

  4. Thanks for honoring me with this link, Aimee! I hope Danny had a wonderful Father’s Day.

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