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Weekend Links and 20 Canadian Instagramers Who Make Me Hungry

This week was rather extraordinary, in the very literal sense of the word; there were a handful of rare, and very special events.

On Sunday we met our newest nephew and there is nothing so wonderful as holding a seven-pound newborn bundle. Then Spring finally got her act together and bestowed us with a week of glorious warm weather which made the grass turn a pale shade of green and the wild ramps grow three inches in the back forest.

I even spotted rhubarb buds in the garden. It’s starting!

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drinks bar Easter

Weekend links and photos

This week was a range of ups and downs, including a wisdom tooth extraction for me which I’m still slowly recovering from.

On the bright side, warm rains melted nearly all of our snow, I found the first ramp on the forest floor, and we had sap running all week. I’ll be bringing you a short update on our small scale sugaring off operation later this week, but first, here’s what I’ve been loving around the web.

Hit the jump for a few of our Easter photos. Brunch, lunch, and more brunch.

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Rolling flour tortillas

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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spring brunch tablescape

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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