Weekend Links and Photos

Pinch me, because today and tomorrow I am working on a story with one of my very favourite magazines, in the comforts of my own backyard.

The kids and I are preserving summer produce with a few friends and a crew is here to style and photograph it all as we work (play, really).  I’m hoping I’ll be able to post a few behind-the-scenes photos on Instagram. Speaking of, are you following me there? I post my garden hauls, share what’s in the boys lunchboxes, and anything I happen to be currently crushing on…

Now here’s what I loved around the web this week:

And of course a few photos from the week:

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Weekend links and photos

I happily agreed to attend back-to-back barbecues this weekend because as much summer as possible must be crammed into the next few days.

School starts on Wednesday and so ends our string of late nights and early mornings. And so I’ve made one more broccoli salad, another gallon of sangria and rounded up the portable lawn chairs. There’s a slight chill in the air, but I’ll try to ignore it.

Here are some recipe for both avoiding summers’ end and embracing autumn and back to school:

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Quebec City

Weekend links and photos

We had family staying with us for the better part of last week and then we all skipped town for a family wedding on the weekend. I’m trying to catch up now, as another busy week looms ahead.

Life will resume a normal pace eventually, right? Somedays I’m not so sure.

Hey, we have two winners for our cookbook giveaway! Congratulations to Ray and Rachel! You’ve both been notified via email and your copies of Michael Smith’s Family Meals will be mailed out shortly. A big thank you to all who entered the giveaway.

Here’s what I loved reading this week:

And now onto my favourite photos: Fruit galettes, Quebec City vista and Danny in a tux…

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Summer peas

Weekend links and photos #EatSeasonal July edition

We’re busy rounding up bathing suits, walking shoes, colouring books and airplane snacks as we leave tomorrow for a quick trip to Prince Edward Island.

We’re excited for red beaches, lobster, lighthouses and of course, the home of our beloved Anne-girl. Follow along with our Gentle Island adventures on Instagram! Reception may be in and out, as we intend to explore the rural areas as well as the popular spots, but I’ll be posting photos when I can.

Here’s the #EatSeasonal recipe round-up for July:

And here are a few of my  favourite photos from recent happenings and eats.

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birthday cake

Weekend links and photos: Canning Edition

I was offline much of this week; the weather was too nice to stay indoors and so we camped, hiked, fished and gardened from morning until evening.

As a result, I have a good collection of photos to recap the week, plus a recipe for Danny’s most requested breakfast food. What is it? Read on to find out, but first, a short round-up of must-read articles.

Weekend links – canning edition:

Here’s the week in photos:

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