Thursday, May 2, 2013

Stuck for a Mother's Day Idea?

I'm no longer into doing holiday round-ups--where to go, what to buy, and all that. There are just too many options and it ends up being a laundry list that's a mess to compile and few people read. But I was struck by this idea for Mother's Day from a favorite place of mine, True Food Kitchen, and wanted to share it with you.

It's pretty simple, actually, a gift card. Yeah, yeah, but the cards are enclosed in a pretty holder made of biodegradable seed paper holding fresh basil seeds. Plant the paper and your mom will have a basil plant in weeks.

And, of course, True Food will be having a Mother's Day lunch with specials that include pan-roasted halibut with spring asparagus, hon shimeji mushrooms, arugula and citrus vinaigrette, and strawberry shortcake with local organic berries, vanilla bean shortcake, and Greek yogurt. Healthy, delicious--my kind of brunch.

As I've written before, I'm a big fan of the kale salad--can't miss with that!

True Food Kitchen Chef Nathan Coulon teaching me how to make the kale salad.

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