Feeding the woman who feeds you – the perfect Mother’s Day brunch

10.05.2012                      18.Ijar. 5772                    LagBaOmer; Tag 33 des Omer

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Feeding the woman who feeds you – the perfect Mother's Day brunch

If you haven’t already made brunch reservations at your favorite restaurant, you better plan a menu, go grocery shopping and invite the mothers in your life for a home-made spread this Sunday.
For those of us Israelis who live in the U.S., this is a bittersweet holiday since our mothers are so far away from us. While we celebrate here with everyone else on the second Sunday of May, Mother’s Day in Israel is celebrated a couple of months earlier, on the 30th of the month of Shevat….
Back to our brunch, a quiche and a light salad are always my favorite choice for any feminine gathering. Followed is a recipe forasparagus, arugula and gorgonzola quiche, and a butter lettuce, avocado and cumquat salad. Or you can pump it up by adding any of these dishes as well:

Grape Leaves Quiche

Roasted eggplant with pomegranate and Greek yogurt

Four-Way Meringue Clouds: pomegranate, dates, orange or chocolate-anise flavor

Fresh peas with Romaine lettuce and mint

Artichoke bottoms with egg yolk and goat cheese

Homemade Israeli granola

Almond and orange braid

Raw beet, gorgonzola and mâche salad.