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Weekend Links and Photos

In this week’s web reading I learned that our (almost) daily breakfast choice is making us happier. Fantastic!

We do love our morning oats, whether they are instant or simmered in the slow cooker overnight. Baked with apple and cinnamon is a favourite, too.

Also, in the Serious Eats article below, I remembered how great it is to welcome people around the table on a regular basis. We’re getting ready to get back in our Sunday dinner groove after a busy summer.

Happy reading!

I’m also pretty excited for this upcoming book. And this one, too!  It’s going to be a fantastic fall for cookbooks. Now, hit the jump for a few photos from our late-September.

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Weekend Links and Photos

You all made me hungry when you described your cooking and baking adventures in the comments of my last post. Thanks for sharing them.

I loved reading about every thing you cooked and am glad so many have enjoyed my Creamy Cauliflower CapelliniCongratulations to my giveaway winner, Rebecca N, who recently cooked…..stuffed peppers! Rebecca, look for an email coming your way soon.

A big thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway. You can find Jessica’s books on Amazon:

Here’s what I loved around the web this week (and last!):

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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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