Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Happy birthday maman

A personal message to my mother today, the one who taught me
the appreciation of gastronomie, good food in all its subtleties.

Your motherly love is an island
In life's ocean, vast and wide
A peaceful, quiet shelter
From the wind, the rain, the tide.

'Tis bound to the North, by hope,
By patience, to the West,
By tender counsel, to the South
And to the East, by rest.
Above it like a beacon light
Shine faith, truth and prayer;
And through the changing scenes of life
I found a haven there.
You're so havenly maman
Bon anniversaire
Adapted by Jon Bratton

Her birthday dinner menu

Chilled pea soup (from TasteFood)

Rack of lamb with blue potato and comté soufflé (from Yours Truly)

Aged goat cheese

Red currants and blackberry custard (from Cannelle & Vanille)

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