Tomorrow and Friday I'll be posting some of the recipes i cooked up for the big family brunch on Sunday. I had SUCH a great time cooking for my loved ones, especially the birthday lady (Grandma Vivian turned 90!) I'm the only daughter of an only daughter of an only daughter - so cooking up something special for my special grandma was a joy. My husband made a great soux chef, and between the two of us and the lovely help with the dishes from uncles and aunts - Sunday was a marvellous afternoon. Complete with lovely sunshine and breeze from the sea!
I tried to source as many ingredients locally as i could. I stopped at a local farm stand on Long Island for:
The rest of the ingredients were sourced from the local grocer- not all were local ingredients, but i tried. And i also brought garlic, tomatoes, herbs and spices from my house and garden as well as the muffin mix. No berries to be found in New York at this time so i bought frozen, but my cousin brought down a bushel of Maccoun apples (my favorite!) from upstate and a delicious sauce was greatly enjoyed from their flesh.
Recipes to follow, here are some pictures:
|Fritatta with tomatoes, onions, garlic, broccoli, cheddar and herbs|
|Muffins, applesauce and fruit salad|
|How i long for local apples! Soon i'll be back north. Soon.|
|Me and the birthday girl.|