{sunday brunch for judi – and a very happy mothers day to EVERY WOMAN out there!}

11 May

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i miss my mama.  today and all week. i’ve missed her since april 14th of the year 1993.  this time of year is hard for me – i won’t sugar coat that. sometimes randomly, i’ll think of something that reminds me of her and it will be hard. it never gets easier. however, i find comfort when i spot a penny on the ground, or when i catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror and do a “double take” because i look so much like her… and i find great comfort in knowing that i am now living in her favourite part of the world.  she was absolutely in love with these rocky mountains – and it’s an honor to live here… for her and for me.

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if my sweet mother judi were alive today – i would make her this simple and amazing brunch… which i’ve been eating every day for like a month now. i buy the ingredients from a local store here in town and it’s all organic, fresh, and farm-grown – you know, like how REAL FOOD SHOULD BE!!!! 😀

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sunday brunch for judi : 

– farm fresh organic eggs

– asparagus

– cippolini onions

– garlic

– bacon cubes

– colourful cherry tomatoes

– herbed goat cheese

– fresh fingerling potatoes

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this dish is perfect for one – what with my cute little ramekins and all… but i do have a second one, and would love NOTHING MORE today than to be cooking for my mama and using the other one.

i lined the bottom of my ramekin with avocado slices, to start…

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then, begin by dicing the onions and caramelizing them in EVOO and/or butter, and deglazing with a little water.  i call this a “progressive one-pot meal”… you just add in each ingredient one at a time, mostly based on how quickly they cook. so after your onions, toss in the garlic and cook for a bit… then the asparagus and bacon together, and cook for a bit… then add in tomatoes and let them soften up… and finally, add in a little goat cheese and two eggs, beaten until frothy… cook until mixture comes together and remove from heat before done – approximately 3-4 minutes.  we’re basically just making a frittata 😉

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progressive one-pot meal…

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once your mixture is soft but not fully cooked, gently pour/scoop it into your ramekin {or muffin tin, these are great for parties!} and bake @ 375 degrees for about 5-7 minutes.

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carefully remove from heat and serve immediately… i had mine with roasted fingerling potatoes.  nom nom.

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so pretty, so simple, so delicious – just like my mama. ❤

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i miss you every day, judi… thank you for making me who i am today.

hug your mothers super close – today and every day.  women all over the world deserve to be honoured and celebrated. we are magnificent beings full of intuition and energy that surpasses “understanding.” i want to take a moment to appreciate ALL WOMEN of the universe.  i am blessed to live and be in a place of freedom, and i wish one day that all women can be free – some in the literal sense and some in the figurative sense.

xxoo

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3 Responses to “{sunday brunch for judi – and a very happy mothers day to EVERY WOMAN out there!}”

  1. anthony0358 May 11, 2014 at 9:40 am #

    thank you for sharing this with us today! I am sending all my love and my most positive energy to you today! I wish that I could have met Judi! I am so grateful that we met and I am holding my 90 year old mom extra close today. This brunch looks delicious! Love, Anthony

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  2. Patty Nguyen May 11, 2014 at 7:37 pm #

    Beautiful post, Audrey. *hugs* ❤

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