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Mother’s Day Brunch Menu

I’ve invited my parents over for Mother’s Day brunch tomorrow and here’s the menu I’m planning. Much of it is made ahead of time so I will be cooking today and will get to just enjoy tomorrow!

Quiches – I’m thinking one sausage, one veggie, and one cheese

Fruit salad

Roasted asparagus

Scones that I bought from a local bakery

Strawberry rhubarb jam

Tomato slices, fresh mozzarella and basil

My mom is bringing her yummy hash brown casserole, which is similar to this recipe but with crushed corn flakes on top instead of ritz crackers, and she’s also bringing bagels

Strawberry rhubarb pie

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My First Mother’s Day

When my husband asked what I wanted for my first Mother’s Day, I knew he’d be happy with my reply.  I didn’t want an expensive gift or a fancy dinner.  I wanted to get the garden planted! Though it was very windy and chilly, we did just that.  I popped Joshua into the front carrier and zipped him into my sweatshirt, then proceeded to “direct” (a.k.a. boss around) Ed.

Don’t let the sun fool you, it was cold!

We planted sunflowers, peas, Yukon gold potatoes, carrots, leeks, scallions, pickling cucumbers, spinach, iceberg lettuce, buttercrunch lettuce, baby lettuce mix, chives, basil, parsley and dill.  We decided to wait to transplant tomatoes (started by my dad this spring at the farm) until later on, and that was a good thing, because there’s a freeze warning tonight!

We warmed up inside and relaxed for the rest of the afternoon.  This is one of the sweetest pictures I’ve taken since Josh was born!

Ed topped off our day by cooking supper and serving me ice cream as our baby slept on my chest. 

Visit the Inadvertent Farmer for all kinds of ideas on how to garden with kids!

How was your Mother’s Day?


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Happy Mothers’ Day!

Happy Mothers’ Day to all the moms out there.

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My mom, Ruth, when we took a walk around the farm in February.

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Ed’s Mom, Marie, whipping up a homemade pizza.



My mom’s mom, Dorothy, a.k.a. Mema, on her farm.


My dad’s mom, Gladys, a.k.a. Golligol, at the farm market.

Ed’s mom’s mom, Mary, a.k.a. Grammy, at Marie’s birthday party.

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Mother’s Day Brunch

(Mom, Mema, me, Aunt Dot.  Do I look like a giant?)

Today we went to my Aunt Dot and Uncle Mont’s house for a Mother’s Day Brunch.  While we were there, Aunt Dot gave us a tour of her beautiful gardens.

Aunt Dot’s nifty fence to keep out the invasive bittersweet.

The memory tree, planted in memory of loved ones.

Aunt Dot and Uncle Mont planted this white pine when they moved into their house, 40-something years ago.

Beautiful Dogwood tree.

The wisteria-covered arbor.

Wisteria.  Aunt Dot has promised to give me some of her wisteria when we decide where we’d like the arch from our wedding to permanently live.

The water garden.

Beginnings of water hyacinth.  Aunt Dot says it will cover the pond by summer.

The beginning of a banana tree?  We’ll see…

The birdhouse that Aunt Dot gave me to bring home.  She grows the gourds, lets them dry, then turns them into birdhouses by cutting holes, collecting the seeds, and painting them.  She also gave me some seeds.  Uncle Mont says they’ll climb up trees! I’m going to try it!

Our feet.  Don’t ask why.  I’m not sure.

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