Weekend Links & Photos

So far my weekend is shaping up to be the complete opposite to our drawn out Easter break, meaning: tranquil.

A drive in the country, a game night with friends and tonight, a re-watch of this film. (by the way, have you seen it? much more than your average romcom)

Easter was lovely, though, and below I’m sharing a few photos from the weekend. As busy as it was, we are blessed to have our family healthy and whole.

I’ve got a great line up of recipes coming to the blog in April – a nourishing do-ahead breakfast, a fast family dinner, and a creative vegetarian ‘whole bowl’ inspired the new cookbook that is about to drop from my friend Allison.

But in the meantime, here’s what I’ve been reading and loving this week:

For bloggers:

We enjoyed some sunshine (and a much needed hit of serotonin for this mama) over Easter weekend….

Aimee Wimbush-Bourque family photo

More than one of us were on a sugar high from Easter candy in this quick snap of our family!

Easter brunch

Everyone pitched in to help with Easter brunch. These biscuits, this lassi and this whipped berry butter was on the menu, along with bacon & eggs.

hand-rolled chocolate truffles

It’s not Easter until there are hand-rolled dark chocolate truffles.

Easter brunch

How to keep the kids happy for Easter brunch. See above.

roast leg of lamb

I roasted a butterflied leg of lamb, a variation on this recipe from The Splendid Table. It was indeed splendid. This dish is going on my Sunday dinner menu very soon.

Have a wonderful weekend, 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. absolutely lovely links here! Can’t wait to savor them when I have a bit of uninterrupted quiet time tonight! And totally checking out that Whole Bowls cookbook.
    Sarah M

  2. The Dirt Cure is one of my favorite reads so far this year–well-researched and an enjoyable read. Loved it!

  3. Aimée, your roundup of links was EXACTLY what I needed right now. Even your mention of Big Magic (which I already read, but need to re-read). I’ve been having a bit of an identity crisis, trying to draw the right line between blogging and life – it’s hard to find the balance. I’m burning out on creativity and cooking. You curated my evening’s reading perfectly – it felt like the deep breath I needed. So thanks, my friend. Also, your family and Easter photos are so lovely!

    • Jenn, I am so glad to hear it. If this was curated just for you, then I am happy.
      I read through Big Magic with a big fat highlighter and I frequently go back and remind myself of what moved me in the first place.
      Here’s hoping you work through everything and come out a better person for it. We need creatives like you!

  4. Just requested The Dirt Cure from the library, it sounds fascinating and perfect as I think about this year’s garden and yard work.
    Also, About Time is one of our favourites. <3

  5. The links in your post hit home on so many levels, thank you for sharing. The Calvin and Hobbs link in particular was a such a good reminder for a mom worrying about her daughter – what does a master’s in philosophy prepare you for?? So thank you. One question, though, the picture of the cookies, is there a recipe? They look like the recipe I have been searching for a while.

  6. So many excellent links! Thanks

  7. Cooked has been interesting! Will have to check out the other things on your list! Thanks!

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