Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

It’s that time of year again… when we are present with our mums and stop to reflect on all things that make our mums great and remember everything they have done for us.

It’s particularly poignant for me this year as my mum has just been diagnosed with Dementia. It’s been a rough road over the past months, although I have to say there are some wonderful things that have come out of it.

William Shakespeare said, “sweet are the fruits of adversity” and this is a good example of it!

I have spent more quality time with my mum over the past 4 months than I have in all of my adult life… after always prioritising work and building my brand over family time.

Although my mum has the first signs of this horrible disease, I have taken her under my wing and we have shared lots of laughs, tears and memories. We have spent hours in the veggie garden at Essington park and lots of time in the kitchen of course, cooking and preserving the fruits from our orchard…

I have relished every moment… It’s been very special indeed.

So this Mother’s Day I’m making a special effort for my mum and all your mums too.

Special Mother’s Day Cake Offer…

My favourite cake is my Victoria sponge, so I’m offering a special Mother’s Day discount of 20% off, available on my online store for the whole month of May. It’s available in 4 different sizes depending on how many people will be around your table on the day. Portion size recommendations are available on my website.

This opulent cake has three layers of a very buttery vanilla sponge layered with my home made strawberry jam and slices of beautiful plump strawberries.

It’s so delicious, cuts superbly and will last for a good few days for future visits. I suggest you adorn it with more berries and pretty little white flowers as a garnish.



My Mother’s Day Lunch Suggestions…

If you are looking to put on a special lunch at home with extended family, I am pleased to let you know I have chosen some of my favourite pass around platters and shared plates available to order form my online store. Purchasing is easy with just the click of a button and the best thing is we can deliver straight to your door so you can just set the table and relax.

My suggestions are the sweet little assorted finger sandwiches, duck pancakes and tasty little leek and Gruyere quiches. Each of these dishes are delivered all set up on platters and ready to pass around.

Then you could follow up with roasted cous cous stuffed chicken and a yummy potato salad with crispy sage as well as my colourful and healthy Beetroot and caramelised pumpkin salad.


In store…

From 12 noon on Mother’s Day I will be personally signing my cookbooks for all mums and baking batches of my mouth watering buttery scones to add to a high tea.

The high tea will be elegant and tasty consisting of freshly baked scones with homemade strawberry jam, little chicken finger sandwiches, leek and Gruyere tarts and petite fours along with our lovely teas and coffees by the award winning Karmee Coffee.

High tea is $30.00 per person. My signed cookbooks will be available for $39.99.

Just call our Double Bay (02 9327 3711) or Cammeray store (02 9460 4100) and we will reserve a table for you.

If you need any help deciding on Mother’s Day options, just call our head office for a chat. Myself and my lovely helpers can talk you through our menus.

See you on May 13th…

Simmone x