Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Strawberries and stuff


I completely forgot about Meatless Monday this week. We were squeezing in a last-minute Ikea grab before my family arrives (tonight!) and I realized our impromptu supper of soft tacos with shredded cold chicken had been decidedly carnivorous.

Oh well, no one is checking up on me, are they?

This morning was spent setting up sleeping arrangements for 15 in my three-bedroom house and a final blitz to the market for decent bread, cheese and a bottle of gin, for my brother. He will be on holidays, after all.

I also picked up another flat of strawberries (my fourth in 2 weeks). My New Mexican sister is supposed to be bringing good tequila and strawberry margaritas will be consumed.

Speaking of strawberries, the kind Susan Schwartz from the Gazette interviewed me last week for an article she was writing on strawberries. What was intended as a few quotes for her article, turned into another, shorter article about Simple Bites, strawberries and me.

You can read the full article online here, or grab the paper today and check out the Arts & Life section.

If you're in the mood for a little baking, be sure to check out our recipe for Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie with Whole Wheat Crust on Simple Bites today. My contributor, Elizabeth, actually submitted the post to me while in labor with her daughter. Such is the dedication of my writers--and it tells you how excited she was to bring us this pie recipe!

I am admittedly going to be fairly M.I.A. for the next few weeks, what with hosting our family reunion and all. I am looking forward to playing with my nieces and nephews and rubbing shoulders in the kitchen with my siblings--all of whom are great cooks.

Undoubtedly, our house is going to be the best place to eat in town.

9 comments:

Cookin' Canuck said...

Fifteen people?! It actually sounds as though you are going to have a ball. Enjoy those strawberry margaritas.

Melissa said...

Great Article! Have a great reunion-look forward to hearing all about it!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Have a great time!

Tiffany Rieder said...

oh my when does sleep happen?

bellini valli said...

Enjoy Aimee:D I finally had some BC strawberries last weekend, summer is here!!!!!

Emily said...

Gorgeous strawberries! I'd love to have a strawberry margarita. Maybe I'll try whipping up one of my own?

Hope you and your family have a great reunion. :)

Alicen said...

Sounds like you are going to have a great time! Family reunions where everyone sleeps over are the BEST!!
We'll excuse your absense as long as you fill us in after they're all headed back home :)

A Little Yumminess said...

Strawberry season is in full force. Just made a strawberry buttermilk ice cream.

David Hall said...

My word Aimee, that pie sounds DIVINE! Hope somebody bakes me something as lovely as that for father's day tomorrow!
Cheers
David

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