Mother's Day Brunch


Alas there are no photos, but here are a few from my trip to Roma, Italia seven years ago this month! 



sangiovese wine

french baguette from la brea bakery

organic pasture butter


roasted asparagus w/shaved parmesan 

a lovely spring salad 

tomato, kale, lentil soup topped with saffron yogurt

dates rolled in coconut

blood orange gelato!



a lovely spring salad


  • organic butter lettuce, spin dried
  • organic colorful radishes, thinly sliced
  • organic fennel, thinly sliced
  • organic scallions, finely chopped
  • organic fresh peas, flash boiled 
  • bulgarian feta, crumbled


  • 2 cups mint leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 4 dates, pitted, chopped
  • a liberal amount of extra virgin olive oil
  • juice of 2 lemons 
  • zest of 1 lemon 

directions: it’s a salad! you know the drill. 

as for the dressing: put all the ingredients in a blender or food processor! add more evoo if too dry.