Mother’s Day Lunch… with a twist 2015

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It’s almost Mother’s Day and that time of the year where foodies are invited to my humble abode for an afternoon belly popping feast. My guests for this year’s Mother’s Day lunch with a twist was Durban lifestyle and food bloggers I’ve come to know and admire.

 

The idea of a Mother’s Day lunch with a twist was inspired by my late Mom. Last year was the first year of everything without her, so instead of moping around, I chose to use this time of year to celebrate my Mom’s cooking and charismatic hosting skills with a lunch showing off all the delish dishes she’s taught me over the years. This lunch, however, is not just about my Mom, it’s also about the influence other Mothers have had on their children and the meals they’ve taught them to make.

 

By now you may have guessed… the ‘twist’ was each Blogger invited had to bring a dish or two that their Mom’s taught them how to cook or bake. I did however have to be a bit more lenient with “the twist”, as I had learnt not all the Bloggers had been taught how to cook by their Moms; so the twist was extended to bringing dishes their family’s enjoy, have watched their Mom’s make or dishes from their childhood.

 

The set up

The garden was where the party happened and fortunately the weather played the game this past weekend. Shane organised the lovely big wooden table for the garden, and used our other table for the food; and boy oh boy there was loads of food! The table runner and serviettes were bought from Mr Price, while all the other nooks and crannies laid out on the table were all things I’ve accumulated from my parents, grans and Shane’s family. Each person was given a little veggie basket to take home with them as well, and being foodies, their baskets were not going to go to waste.

 

Veggie baskets
Veggie baskets

 

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The Bloggers

You may be wondering who was invited… Well, of course it was people who enjoy eating, food and cooking. My lovely guests were Verushka Ramasami from Spice Goddess, Inge Loker from Snap, Sizzle and Cook, Nicola Meyer from Run on Coffee, Viveshni Joseph from Madame Macaron and Shirley Berko from CuiZine. As the week goes on I will introduce them a bit more and share their dishes they brought along for the day of feasting!

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All I have to say is this week has many great recipes coming up, so be ready to drool and possibly use a recipe to make this Mother’s Day a special one; because nothing shows your love more than a hearty home cooked meal.