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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Peach & Blueberry Trifle from Brown Eggs and Jam Jars cookbook

Giveaway: All the Weck Jars (really, all of them)

I get asked a lot of questions from readers about ingredients, techniques, and tools of the trade, but Weck jars make the top of the list for the most inquiries.

Made in Germany and distributed in North America by WeckJars.com, these pretty vessels are used in a dozen different ways in my kitchen. They are frequently featured in my Instagram feed and on the blog, which usually results in a flurry of questions about sourcing the jars.

Today I’m very excited to offer a giveaway sponsored by WeckJars.com. The winner will receive two of every single Weck jar available! That’s a total of 52 beautiful jars, in every shape and size.

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Roasted Rutabaga Hummus Recipe | Simple Bites #vegan #dip #snack #healthy

Roasted Rutabaga Hummus Recipe

There are some constants in life, and hummus is one of them. It’s a dip that’s not going anywhere soon, thankfully, and is still as popular as ever.

Variations on the classic chickpea appetizer abound, although for years I have enjoyed the original version with tahini, lemon, garlic and salt. Why mess with a good thing? Well, sometimes it pays to experiment, as is the case with today’s Roasted Rutabaga Hummus.

Whipped up in a food processor and served with raw rutabaga ‘chips’, it’s absolutely what you want to be snacking on this February.

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Introducing Brown Eggs and Jam Jars {giveaway}

In the beginning there were a thousand little ideas, two notebooks filed with scribbled recipes, and a title I just couldn’t get out of my mind. Now, after nearly two years of writing, recipe developing, food styling, photographing, editing, and designing…we have a cookbook.

In the early stages, it felt like Brown Eggs and Jam Jars was writing itself in my head. Memories from my past intertwined with experiences in the present and fused themselves into headnotes and essays. It’s not that writing over seventy thousand words was easy, but they flowed naturally. I had a string of recipes to share and a story to go with almost every one.

Fortunately Penguin Random House Canada gave me an opportunity to write this book. They embraced everything from the title to the theme, and even made room for a collection of my father’s original illustrations. The end result is a cookbook I am immensely proud of and thrilled to present to you, all jitters aside.

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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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