Weekend links, photos – and a podcast

It’s the weekend at long last and we’re cherishing these slow days before I head out on a small book tour (dates/locations can be found here).

Yep, my cookbook officially releases next week, although it has already been spotted in bookstores from Halifax to Seattle. I’m finally starting to feel like an author. Maybe.

A little bit of fun: my friend Tsh had me as a guest on her awesome podcast: The Art of Simple Podcast. We chat about our respective holidays on different sides of the globe, healthy family food habits, what it was like to photograph a cookbook with no food waste, and the beauty of slow blogging.

Fun fact: it was five years ago today when Tsh and I launched Simple Bites together, so in a way, this was a mini reunion of sorts. She’s currently traveling the globe with her family of five, so a podcast is about the closest we get to hanging out together. Go give it a listen!

Here’s what I loved reading around the web this week:

A few favourite snapshots from the week that was..


Cookies + Schoolboys = Happiness. These are my Whole Wheat Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Orange Zest from the new cookbook.


The winter fridge | preserved lemons, homemade yoghurt, poached dried fruit, citrus, borscht, pie crust + more.


Using up that poached dried fruit on a breakfast bowl with homemade yogourt. To make the poached fruit: cover dried peaches, apricots, prunes or figs with water. Add strips of Meyer lemon zest, 1/2 a vanilla bean and a tablespoon of maple syrup. Bring the water to a boil, then cover with a lid and turn off heat. Let stand for 30 minutes. Enjoy.


Weekends are for stacks of pancakes. And bacon.

rice bowl

A brunch bowl of leftovers: Brown rice, roasted cauliflower, carrot salad, chickpea stew, sauerkraut, 5-minute egg.


Clara baked her first pie this week at two years of age. Milestone! She’s also picking her own outfits these days, if you can’t tell.

Have a lovely 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. Where did you get those yogurt jars? I’ve been using wide mouth canning jars, but I also keep cream in the same jars. It’s sometimes hard to know which is which.

  2. Hi Aimee, my daughter and I love your blog. Its a such a beautiful blog and our goto blog almost daily. When are you touring Montreal we live in Montreal We would like to meet you.

    • Hi Nancy, I want to meet you too! I am working on several Montreal events and hope to announce them very soon. For many reasons including childcare and media events, it just worked out better for me to go West first.
      But once I’m back, I can’t wait to hang out in Montreal and talk food. 🙂

  3. I was happy to see (hear!) you on the Art of Simple podcast. I’m looking forward to meeting you in Vancouver next weekend. Our family is going to be there with bells on, and cookbook in hand! I can’t wait to finally see it and find something to make that night. 😉
    Sarah M

    • Sarah, I’m thrilled to hear it! It will probably be just you and my parents. 😉 Actually, I don’t know what to expect as this is my first time, but it will be great to meet you and the fam.

  4. Hi Aimee! Just pre-ordered your book from my Barnes and Nobles ! I’m super excited !

  5. Saw your book at Costco today! Exciting!!

  6. Love your weekend photos! We are all about big stacks of pancakes too. So much fun getting your book in the mail. It’s absolutely gorgeous!

  7. So many exciting things happening… congrats on your book!

  8. Really enjoyed listening to you and Tsh on the podcast this week!

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