We hope all mothers out there had a fabulous Mother’s Day! You deserve it!

Ever since I was a little elementary school kid, my mom tried to teach me that presents bought with money weren’t as valuable as those that showed thought and effort. This is partly because what she really wanted was for my brother and I to pull weeds in her garden. These days, I’m sure she would still take a days work in her garden, but she also loves when Lon and I cook for her. She always says, we’re better than any restaurant she has ever been to. This works out well because Lon’s mom and grandma also love our cooking, so now we have Mother’s Days with both families (our siblings too).

Our theme was to highlight all the great seasonal produce at the farmer’s market because both our mom’s love fresh vegetables.

To give a more celebratory feel, we started with little glasses of sparkling white wine with mango juice.

mango champagne

The Caprese & Micro Salad: organic tomatos, fresh mozzarella, and hydroponic basil skewered together, on a bed of micro greens, micro arugula, brunoised Persian cucumbers and organic carrots, topped with radish sprouts. The Roasted Garlic White Balsamic Dressing was served on the side.

Tomato Mozzarella Salad 2

The Roasted Potatoes were a mix of different colored waxy potatoes, with garlic and whole grain mustard, served on skewers. We put it the same platter as the Rosemary Porcini Rubbed Short Ribs (recipe here).

Roasted Potatoes and Porcini Short Ribs

The Goat Cheese and Ramp Ravioli really highlighted ramps nicely. (Lon will post up this recipe soon, I promise!)

Goat Cheese and Ramp Ravioli

Simply Roasted Asparagus with Bacon is a nice way to use medium to thicker asparagus.

Asparagus with Bacon

In the craziness of it all, I forgot to take a picture of the Golden Tile Fish, served whole, stuffed with garlic and herbs. I also forgot to take a picture of the Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, which we had with Ronnybrook Ice Cream (Vanilla and Toasted Hazelnut) and Blondies (that Kasi made).

All moms were happy and the world was right.

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