To market to market for Mothers Day delights! And there would not be many mothers who would fail to be enchanted by a little feast laid on, be it breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner. Should the weather be lovely, a picnic would make the day even more special. Here are some simple and delectable ideas, all of them based on one glorious shop at the farmers’ market.
A frittata can be whipped up the day before, carved and served on your picnic rug – and pumpkin and silverbeet make a gorgeous filling. Slice a wedge of Mount Chowan pumpkin a centimetre thick, drizzle with olive oil from Grumpy Grandma’s, and roast till done. Wilt a bunch of silverbeet leaves from Summit Organics, squeeze dry and chop. Soften a sliced onion in olive oil and add a thinly sliced red capsicum from Everest Farm – toss around for about ten minutes, then cool. In a large bowl whisk together 12 eggs (courtesy of Woodland Valley Farm or Oliver’s) with 300ml cream, crumble in cheese of your choice from Cheeses Loves You or Nimbin Valley Dairy, fold through all the veg and season. Pour into an oiled lamington tin and bake for about half an hour, till puffy, golden and set.
Of course you’ll need bread with this so make sure to pick up a Scratch Patisserie baguette or a seedy loaf from Crabbes Creek Woodfired. Stew some Costanzo or McMahon’s apples, make a simple crumble topping and there’s your sweet. Champagne you’ll need to source elsewhere, but Pure Melt chocolates, Ahana beeswax candles, and fat Church Farm soaps are all at the markets – just don’t forget flowers from Byron Bay Blue Lotus, Glenyce Creighton, or Jumping Red Ant. If that all sounds too hard, let Francisco’s Table do the work, with lunch at the A&I Hall in Bangalow. Happy Mother’s Day!
The stallholders are at New Brighton every Tuesday 8am–11am and Mullumbimby every Friday 7am–11am.