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Weekend links and photos

Happy Sunday. In case you’re curled up with a morning coffee as I am, here’s some light reading for your enjoyment:

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Weekend links and photos

It’s been so wonderful to get back into the kitchen this week after so much recent travel. Clara still asks me daily if I’m “leaving on an airplane”, so I’ve been inviting her to join me at the counter to reassure her I’m home for a good long while.

Together we shopped to re-stock the pantry and prepared a few treats for her birthday brunch: granola, yogourt and ricotta for homemade bagels. Oh, and cake. I’ll be sharing that recipe for banana cake with caramel frosting very soon.

Here’s what I loved reading this week:

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Weekend links and photos

It’s been the coldest February on record. Ever. I know I’ve been going on and on about the cold lately, but, people, it hasn’t let up one bit.

Noah and Mateo tumble through the door on school afternoons with red cheeks and frozen eyelashes. Noah has taken to dropping his bag and heading straight for the pantry, where he reaches for the Dutch cocoa. He stirs it with maple syrup in a pot and adds enough milk for three mugs full. Then he serves homemade hot cocoa to his brother, and little sister too. Sometime I round out the treat with homemade marshmallows.

We all do what we can to stay warm.

hot cocoa

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Brown Eggs & Jam Jars

Weekend links: Brown Eggs and Jam Jars edition

The past few weeks have been a blur of airports and book events, interspersed with caring for three little ones sick with colds. I’m currently in warm Austin, Texas when I hosted an author signing and am catching up with friends over fantastic barbecue and Tex-Mex.

I had to drop in and share a few posts from around the web because there are a whole bunch of opportunities to win a copy of Brown Eggs and Jam Jars. Advance copies have been in the hands of food bloggers for several weeks now, and they are sharing their initial thought on the cookbook.

It’s been an honour to have my book in their kitchens. I’m still wrapping my head around the fact that this long-awaited project is out there, but it most definitely is because I’ve signed copies from Montreal to Vancouver!

So without further ado, here’s a round-up of links featuring Brown Eggs and Jam Jars and how you can win a copy:

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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:

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