Brown Eggs And Jam Jars: Family Recipes From The Kitchen Of Simple Bites

Paperback | February 10, 2015

byAimee Wimbush-bourque

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Aimée’s rural homestead upbringing,  years working as a professional chef and everyday life as  a busy mom led to the creation of the hugely popular blog  Simple Bites . Raising three young children with husband  Danny, Aimée traded her tongs and chef whites for a  laptop and camera, married her two passions—mothering  and cooking—and has since been creating recipes with  an emphasis on whole foods for the family table, sharing  stories and tips and inspiring readers to make the family– food connection on the Simple Bites blog.

Brown Eggs and Jam Jars is Aimée’s long-awaited  cookbook inspired by her urban homesteading through  the seasons and the joyous events they bring. It embraces  year-round simple food with fresh flavors—celebrating  spring with a stack of Buttermilk Buckwheat Pancakes  and pure maple syrup, enjoying a simple late-summer  harvest dinner of Corn on the Cob with Chili Basil Brown  Butter and Lemon Oregano Roast Chicken. Autumn  favorites include Apple Cinnamon Layer Cake and Make- Ahead Currant Scones that are delicious topped with  homemade Strawberry-Honey Jam. Comfort meals  include Chicken Leek Shepherd’s Pie and Slow Cooker  Cider Ham, and homemade treats abound: Whole Wheat  Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Orange Zest, Cinnamon  Shortbread Bars with Dark Chocolate Ganache, Ice Cider  Caramel Corn and much more. Created for the family-minded  home cook, Brown Eggs and Jam Jars shares over  100 recipes that have a touch of nostalgia, feature natural  ingredients and boast plenty of love.

Aimée’s heart-warming stories capture everyday life  in a busy family. She also shares tips and advice on how  to get the whole family involved in cooking from the  ground up and enjoying homemade food. Brown Eggs  and Jam Jars will inspire you to connect your family  and food right where you are in life—from growing your  own tomatoes to making a batch of homemade cookies.  Enjoy your urban homestead.

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Aimée’s rural homestead upbringing,  years working as a professional chef and everyday life as  a busy mom led to the creation of the hugely popular blog  Simple Bites . Raising three young children with husband  Danny, Aimée traded her tongs and chef whites for a  laptop and camera, married her two passions—mothering  and cooking—and has since been creating recipes with  an emphasis on whole fo...

Aimée Wimbush-Bourque, a former chef turned modern homesteader, is the creator, editor and writer of the award-winning blog Simple Bites, which is devoted to healthy, family-focused food—with a little urban homesteading in the mix. She is married and mom of three kids, boss of two cats, and farmer of six brown hens. 

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.88 inPublished:February 10, 2015Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143190504

ISBN - 13:9780143190509

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Very Special Cookbook I bought this book last week and have not been able to put it down! I have already filled it with post-it notes and flagged recipes. This book contains a ton of warm Canadian nostalgia and details, and simple recipes we should all have on hand. (homemade pie dough, breads, jams, cookies, stews, dressings, sauces and drinks). Great material. This book would make an amazing Mother's Day gift, or gift to anybody interested in cooking, food, and sustainability! Highly recommended.
Date published: 2015-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm loving this book! I just got my cookbook a few days ago (it was frozen in my mailbox- oh the joys of Canadian winters!), and I have already filled it with post it notes marking all of the recipes I need to try. I'm in no way a chef, but the recipes that have tried from this book, are simple to follow, use real foods, and produce amazing results. The photos are breathtaking and the writings are inspiring. I love how this book is sectioned off into seasons, adds pantry insight, ideas for entertaining, and a lot more. I'm thoroughly enjoying this book, it's a definite asset to life in the kitchen -and in the garden, and well, life in general. I'd say the best way to enjoy it (when not standing over it in the kitchen), is with a cozy blanket, and a cup of coffee or tea... and just let it inspire you. I really love this book.
Date published: 2015-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A cookbook with depth This is good, simple family food perfected. Beautifully photographed, well thought out, and nicely embellished with thoughtful pieces on family homesteading, this is a wholefood cookbook you can read over and over again and still find something new each time you open it.
Date published: 2015-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding! This book is an outstanding melange of food, family and love. Lots of gorgeous pictures that take you right into the heart and home of Aimee Wimbush-Bourque. Thank yo Aimee, fro the delicious recipes. Thank you for the great pictures that tell me what it's supposed to look like. Thank you for sharing your upbringing and your family life. This book is destined to become a classic. We want more already!
Date published: 2015-02-05