I'm easing back into blogging after last week's break, so, um, who's ready for vacation photos? Fair warning: ponies ahead.
My mom is the best. (I know your mom is the best too, but this is my blog. So.) She's intelligent and thoughtful and warm and a great cook and knows that serving too much food is the right amount and stylish and funny and also really just the best. She lives just a few hours' drive away, but I still don't see her as often as I'd like. Edward and I will drive up this weekend to spend Mother's Day with her, and I'm so excited I can't stand it. I can't wait to spend some time with her and celebrate her a bit. She more than deserves it.
(And mom, if you're reading this post, thank you. You're the best. But maybe skip this for now.)
Passover begins on Friday evening, and the seder is one of my favorite holiday meals. I like to include a mix of traditional dishes with new ones, always incorporating the early spring ingredients that are essential to a Passover dinner. And if you don't celebrate Passover, don't worry. This dinner is perfect for any spring festivities. Who's ready to cook?
Lemony smoked salmon dip
Green apple charoset
Beet and fennel salad with orange dressing
Lemon chicken with green olives
Schmaltz smashed potatoes
Toasted hazelnut ice cream
Confession: I am not a big breakfast cocktail fan. Mimosas are too sweet for my taste, and while I enjoy the occasional bloody Mary, I tend to be pretty picky about them. Restaurant bloodies tend to be all heavy tomato juice, cheap vodka (hello hangover), and zero kick. No thanks.
Extra festive with a second gift guide today!
Or, how to score an invite back.
Welcome! I'm Arielle, and this is Scotch & Nonsense. Whether you've come for the home projects, the recipes, or the cocktails, I'm thrilled you're here and I hope you'll stay a bit.