This Sunday is Mother’s Day – In some parts of the world! I hope you’ll find plenty of opportunity to spoil your mum, your mother-in-law, any mum, really… Just go for it! I hope these Recipe ideas will give you some foodie inspiration.
We all sometimes feel that our own country is the centre of the world. What seems a date set in stone in our annual calendar means absolutely nothing to millions of people around the world. Did you know that there are 10 months in the year where some country somewhere celebrates Mother’s Day? Here’s just a small selection of nations… all choosing different days and reasons to celebrate mothers and motherhood around the globe.
Source: good old Wikipedia
I’m probably sharing this with you in an attempt to excuse and justify my very own Mother’s Day mix-up 😉
Seventeen years ago, during my first visit to the UK, the shops had their shelves filled with gifts and cards and were getting ready for Mother’s Day. Of course, I made sure to send my mum a card to Germany and she sounded delighted when I phoned that Sunday. Eventually she let it slip that it wasn’t Mother’s Day at all in Germany (had I forgotten that it was in May?) but that she really, really liked the surprise!
Just goes to show… it’s often the unexpected surprises that really touch our hearts. Breakfast in bed, a surprise invitation for coffee or even a trip to the movies…
Make your Mum’s day whether it’s this Sunday or any other. Mongolian Mother’s and Children’s Day anyone (June 1st)?
Vegan Tofu Scramble.
Serves 2 (or 4 if you make it as part of a Full English Breakfast)
Sauté two spring onion in a little vegetable oil and add 3 heaped tbsp of chopped, vegan ‘chorizo’ pieces (I used Isle of Bute’s Vegandeli Smoked Gourmet Chorizo, but VBites also do a nicely spicy variety).
Roughly mash a 400g block of tofu with a fork and add it to the pan, together with 4-5 quartered cherry tomatoes. Season with salt, freshly ground black pepper, paprika, garlic salt and a very small amount (just the tip of a knife) of turmeric to add some colour. Adjust the seasoning to taste and sprinkle generously with chopped chives. Great for a brunch with thick slices of granary bread.
Tip: Sliced mushrooms are a tasty alternative to the ‘chorizo’ pieces in this Tofu Scramble.
This recipe would be perfect for an elegant afternoon tea.
Appropriately named? These cute cookies make a sweet and thoughtful gift.
Is it Mother’s Day where you are this Sunday? Who’s planning something fun?
I’d love to hear about your very own Mother’s Day ‘traditions’.