The Simple Bites Kitchen by Aimée Wimbush-Bourque: This author, mom and seasoned cook writes a blog that is all about gathering around the family table on a daily basis – not just for special occasions. Every meal together is an opportunity to share wholesome foods and family stories. My family and I loved her simple, yet delicious, recipes – Skillet Zucchini-Chicken Parmesan and Mild Chicken and Chickpea Curry were easy to make and utterly delightful.
Then there were some surprises: Fig, Rosemary and Pistachio Crisps are the perfect accompaniment to a cheese board (if they make it that far) and the Spiced Pear Jam with Bourbon makes an outstanding hostess gift (if you can stand to part with it). This book is beautiful to look at, easy to use with clear and concise instructions, plus it encourages us all to get into the kitchen to celebrate the seasons by making meals for our families to enjoy. The Simple Bites Kitchen has found a permanent place on my cookbook shelf.
Originally published in ParentsCanada magazine, Winter 2017.