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CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY, MARKET STYLE

May 8, 2015

With Mother’s Day less than 48 hours away, the chances of scoring brunch reservations at your favorite spot are pretty slim. But there’s no need to throw in the procrastinator’s towel; we’ve got tons of ideas for how to fete your favorite gal this Sunday, right here at the market. (And no reservations required.)

Sparkling Cider from Finnriver Farm and Cidery Copyright Zachary D Lyons

Sparkling Cider from Finnriver Farm & Cidery. Photo courtesy Finnriver.

Brunch at Home, Market Style:

Smoked salmon from Loki Fish Co., with all the fixins:

Fromage blanc (better than cream cheese) from Mt. Townsend Creamery

Hothouse cukes from Nash’s

A loaf of that salt-crusted marble rye from Tall Grass Bakery

Granola from Marge and sheep’s milk yogurt from Glendale Shepherd

Sparkling pear cider from Finnriver

A leisurely dinner at home, Market Style:

Roast her a Peking duck from Stokesberry (See, 4/29 Post) with:

A compote of rhubarb from Sidhu Farms Stir-fried asparagus from Magana Farms

A bottle of red from Wildridge Winery

Snacks and apps hour, Market Style:

One of those fab raw milk Alpine-style cheeses and a slab of pork terrine from Seabreeze

Baguette from Tall Grass

Radishes from Kirsop Farm served on a bed of

Ginger and pepper pickles from Britt’s Pickles

Garlicky herb dip from Thyme + Season surrounded by pickled garlic cloves from Purdy Organic Pickles and Asian  Salad Turnips on a bed of Mizuna, both from Growing Washington Farms

Pa Garden Flowers Copyright Zachary D Lyons

Pa Garden Flowers. Copyright Zachary D Lyons

And of course, you’ll be showering her with flowers, right? You’ve got all kinds of choices: Mee Garden, Pa Garden, Ia’s Garden, The Old Farmer, Children’s Garden and Choice Bulb Farm will all have multitudes of beautiful blossoms.  Choose Mom’s favorite color or the type of flowers she most likes.

Fleur de Sel caramels from Jonboy Caramels. Photo copyright 2009 by Zachary D. Lyons.

Fleur de Sel caramels from Jonboy Caramels. Photo copyright 2009 by Zachary D. Lyons.

From eye candy, we go to candy candy — Fleur de sel caramels from Jonboy, try those locally sourced, organic truffles from Soulever Chocolates, or the ever popular and buttery-tasting Pete’s Perfect Toffee.

Goat milk soaps from The Fay Farm. Copyright Zachary D. Lyons.

Goat milk soaps from The Fay Farm. Copyright Zachary D. Lyons.

There’s nose candy, too — soaps and skin care products from Karmela Botanica,   lavender potpourri and oil from Market Lavender Farm in Fife, or the silky salves from the Fay Farm on Whidbey Island.

Blu Skillet Ironware-

Blu Skillet Ironware. Copyright Zachary D. Lyons.

A few years ago, Santa surprised me with the 13-inch gratin pan from BluSkillet Ironware, which has become one of my most prized possessions. If you like to cook and have been hankering for a pan that will last you a lifetime, I might start putting the word out. These things are really special.

To our mothers and the many important mother hens in our lives, we salute you! Happy Mother’s Day. P.S. Next Sunday, May 17, the market will not be using Bergen Place and the market will close at 2 p.m. (one hour early) due to the previously scheduled 17th of May Festival and parade that travels through Ballard.

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