Weekend Reading (and Le Creuset giveaway winner)

This week was a blur of action, including a trip across Canada and back. On Monday my sister and I flew out to Vancouver, and on Tuesday we filmed an episode of a new family cooking show with Food Network Canada (which was a total blast!). That evening we enjoyed a delightful dinner on the waterfront with all of my immediate family; a rare occurrence.

Wednesday we flew home and Noah started Grade One, another milestone. Thursday found me desperately trying to catch up on life in general, but as I was functioning on four hours of sleep, I failed miserably!

Then came Friday. After many back-and-forth emails and DM’s between Maggy, Erika and myself,  Bloggers without Borders announced the grand total raised for Jennifer Perillo – over $63,000.00.

Do head over to BwoB to read the recap of our campaign; it will make you proud, humble, moved and elated. PS. While you’re over there, check out the super sweet Kitchen Aid giveaway.

Speaking of giveaways, we have one of our own to announce. We have a winner for our Le Creuset 8-piece Cookware Set!

Congratulations to Renae Maslonkowski, who said:

“Ever since Shauna shared the sad news I’ve been wondering what I could do to help. I have donated. The community here is absolutely amazing.”

Thank you for donating, Renae, and thank you to ALL readers who donated to Bloggers without Borders for our A Fund for Jennie campaign.

Weekend Link Love

Here are a few links that caught my eye (and made me hungry) this week:

Have a wonderful long weekend, everyone!

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. Hi Aimee, congrats on all of your milestones (the cooking show and the first grade!). Hope you had the time to catch up sleeping 🙂 Thanks for the pancake recipe link looking good !

  2. Congratulations Aimee!

  3. Congrats on the cooking show! I’m so blessed to be a part of such a giving community. It’s amazing!

  4. Hello, I am a new visitor to your blog and already a convert. Zucchini Quinoa Bread is on the afternoon tea menu today for the kids. Yum thank you.x

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