Aimee Wimbush-Bourque’s Brown Eggs and Jam Jars is a quaint cookbook with vintage colored pencil drawings and simple recipes that will beckon any home cook to the stove. Organized by season and family gatherings, with chapters dedicated to Orchard Outings, Picnics and Holiday Gatherings, Aimee’s style is as comforting as the pancakes decorating the cover.
Cookbook: Brown Eggs and Jam Jars
Author: Aimée Wimbush-Bourque
Illustrations by: John Bourque
Photography by: Tim and Angela Chin Published: February 2015 With red apples dancing around an Apple Cinnamon Layer Cake, a campfire glowing behind a batch of Maple Marshmallow filled smores, tea kettles, fall leaves, jam jars, and navy blue nail polish dancing off a carafe of holiday eggnog, this is all about comfort food, an homage to the family table filled with tales from a modern homesteader.
Here is a backpacker’s fare with Maple Sriracha Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, a forager’s paradise of Blueberry Cardamom Butter, campfire eats, backyard barbecues and seasonal tables of Cinnamon Shortbread Bars with Dark Chocolate Ganache. Is your mouth watering yet?I picked a simple meal, piecing together recipes from various chapters within the book. Maple Porc au Poivre, an interesting spin on a French classic, paired with a side of Asian Cashew Slaw.And to top it all off, a glass of Strawberry Lemonade. Simple bites…delightful eats…Sunday dinner for a single girl. How wonderful is that?