Weekend links and photos

So much happened this week that it feels like we went from spring to summer overnight. I guess in a way we just did. Happy Summer Solstice!

I’m busy prepping for our Cousin Camp-Out tonight so I’ll keep this short. We plan on sitting around the campfire on this longest day of the year, watching the fireflies and toasting gingerbread s’mores.

Here’s what made me incredibly hungry this week:

 Here’s are a few of my favourite photos from the week that was:


Danny got a well-deserved breakfast in bed on Father’s Day of Banana, Bacon & Toasted Oat Waffles with Chocolate Chips and Maple Syrup. Plus a Rhubarb Smoothie.


He also got his wish of an afternoon canoe ride with the boys. And Sunday dinner was steak for two (top image), on the new deck, after the kids went down for the night.


I’m not sure if spinach and cabbage are legit companion planting candidates, but they look mighty pretty together.


This simple, all-natural facial is all you need to have a fresh face: Mash together 1/2 avocado, 2 T honey, 1 T yogurt and 1 T quick oats. Smear on face and neck. Wait 10-15 minutes. Wipe off and rinse face.


Fresh fruit, lime zest, toasted coconut and yogourt is my breakfast of champions. And will balance out the upcoming camping breakfast this weekend.


Our gifts for the teachers turned out nicely: two kinds of homemade crackers and a wheel of cheese.


Who knew making crackers was therapeutic? Okay, okay, I could have guessed.

Happy Summer, 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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  1. I love the roundup of photos. Looks like a nice week. Cousin camp out sounds awesome.

  2. Love this post Aimée, hope you had a lovely weekend 🙂

  3. All the food and photos look amazing!! The steak is to-DIE for. Thanks for sharing all the links. Hope you had a great campout!!

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