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Mother’s Day Veg

Honestly? I only just remembered that today was Mother’s Day. No, I haven’t called my Mum yet, and yes, I’ll call her soon. Probably. My family doesn’t take these “Hallmark Holidays” very seriously, and anyway, I’ll be seeing her in person tomorrow.

My parents are in town for the next few days, wrapping up their three-week UK holiday with a couple days in London. I’m anticipating some dinners out, or maybe cooked at the flat they’re renting, but not many occasions to play hostess myself. Which is why I didn’t go all out at the market this morning, despite the huge array of spring produce on offer.

Instead, I’ll whip up a couple quick dinners for Andrew and myself with the array above. The asparagus, radish and fennel will make a lovely tart- I’m thinking something like this to celebrate all those seasonal flavours. I’ve also got something in mind for those carrots- I’ve been thinking about this recipe ever since Dana posted it. I’ll likely simplify a bit, but it looks like a winner.

What’s happening in your kitchen this week? Got any Mother’s Day cooking planned?


  1. Hilary says:

    I think it’s possible that you and I don’t take these Hallmark Holidays very seriously. I’m less convinced about Mum ;)

  2. Dana says:

    I do hope you make that carrot dish! It is so good – really unexpected flavors. I can’t wait to hear/see what you think!

  3. Kelsey says:

    Happened upon your site this morning. The photography is beautiful, the recipes look delicious, and I can’t wait to click around some more. I eat a mostly (but not completely) vegetarian diet as well and really enjoy your farmer’s market posts.