Breakfast – Mother’s Day

Breakfast - Mother's Day

My favourite childhood memories are of my mom making us breakfast; fermented corn-dough porridge (koko), thick creamy oatmeal, fried egg sandwiches with hot cocoa and crepe-like pancakes on special occasions.

Food has always been an integral part of our family; from when we struggled to grow enough to when we ate in abundance – we’ve always come together around food and my mom is continually the tie that binds us.

So it’s no surprise that our Mother’s Day usually involves food…

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My mom doesn’t cook much anymore, we still share curious conversations around food; rare plants and spices from her childhood and new-to-her fruits, vegetables, pastries etc. she wants to try

We love surprising mom with brunch on Mother’s Day; sometimes we manage catch her for a quick breakfast before she sets off to church, then there was the fabulous frittata and gari, she still talks about it to this day.

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We made her matcha waffles today, the smell of matcha, she says reminds her of a farm under the hot sun after the rain.

This was last year’s spread; we cheated a little, with scones from a local bakery and those Italian shortbread cookies she loves, with coffee and fruit – modest and easy to put together yet she loved it just as if we’d spent the morning baking the scones and cookies ourselves.

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Mother’s Day is low-key around here, as it should be, filled with love and thoughtful gestures, with a slight hopefulness that everyday would be like this.

Hope your Mother’s Day was special too.

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Posted May 11th, 2014 in Food. Tagged: , , , .
  • http://coconutandberries.com/ coconutandberries

    What a beautiful brunch table. Lots of tasty things and people you love to share them with :)
    I want to know more about those matcha waffles?! Is your recipe vegan by any chance?

    • http://elsbro.com/blog Elsa

      Thank you! Yes, the matcha waffles are indeed vegan :-) I should have the recipe up in a few weeks, there are a few kinks to work out with the liquid to dry ingredients ratio :-)

      • http://coconutandberries.com/ coconutandberries

        Super! I’ll keep my eyes peeled for the recipe :)


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