What better way to celebrate and cherish all Moms do for us with a homemade brunch. Avoid long lines and waiting for reservations by planning out your own meal. There’s something special about having a meal cooked especially for you and your Mom is sure to appreciate it.
Supporting local not only supports your local economy, but it supports local families too. There are many ways you can easily incorporate local food into your Mother’s Day weekend.
Planning A Local Mother’s Day Brunch
Get to know your local florist! They can help you pick out the perfect bouquet to compliment your brunch. If you live in the Toronto area, check out ecostems (an environmentally and socially sustainable flower shop), or this weekend’s Toronto Flower Market (a monthly flower market featuring Ontario grown flowers and plants).
With the weather warming up, another great local gift idea for your mom is a wine tour. We are fortunate to have some of the best wineries around! Southbrook Winery in Niagara is a biodynamic winery that even sells some of their wine locally in Toronto farmer’s markets. If Mom is more into a gin martini than a glass of wine, try Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers, a distillery located in the Niagara region that uses the incredible ingredients of the area. Many of their products are also available at the LCBO if you can’t make it to the region.
Nothing shows your appreciation like a good home-cooked meal. Don’t forget to use local and sustainable produce and products wherever possible. Rowe Farms is a great store to get quality, consciously-raised meats from. Do you have a favourite local bakery in your city (we’re fans of Blackbird Baking Co. here in TO)? Grab a loaf of bread and get cooking with some of our favourite recipes below!
Asparagus Quiche – A quiche might sound complicated, but this recipe is quite simple. Eggs and asparagus are the perfect pair. Asparagus isn’t around all year round, so be sure to eat them while you can!
Strawberry Rhubarb Pancakes – What’s your favourite way to eat rhubarb? We love the classic combination of strawberries and rhubarb as the sweet and tart flavours compliment each other so well. Make a double batch of the compote and use it to top your favourite toast, muffin or waffle recipe too.
Cinnamon Rolls – What’s brunch without some sweets? If you follow Canadian blogger Angela at Oh She Glows, you have been anticipating this recipe for weeks. It arrived just in time to be included in our upcoming Mother’s Day brunch!
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