Sunday, May 16, 2010

A Dinner to Celebrate Spring

Look at this beautiful bouquet of flowers from Bev at the West Chester growers' market - thanks Bev.

We're celebrating Mother's Day again tonight - dinner for my mother-in-law, a week late but she has 11 children so we've gotten used to waiting our turn. Here's the menu - it's easy and perfect for serving to family and friends to celebrate everything spring - it's all about the fresh herbs, courtesy of my garden - currently brimming with chives, tarragon, thyme, oregano, marjoram and mint by the bushel.

For our appetizer - Mint Juleps and Radish Slices with Tarragon Chive Butter

To start off, we had a lovely salad of mixed greens, fresh from my garden, dressed with a light vinaigrette

Our dinner was Pork Medallions and Carrots Glazed with Pancetta Vinaigrette, Sauteed Sugar Snap Peas and Spring Onions and Lemon Thyme Spoonbread.

This was the first week for fresh strawberries at the market - they are incredible. I made
Sweet Buttermilk Biscuits topped with Fresh Local Strawberries and Whipped Cream.

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