Second Annual Empress Brunch

Second Annual Empress Brunch
Birthday brunch ideas


A friend of mine also has an early February birthday, so we have fun celebrating together during this birthday season by having a lovely lunch followed by an artfest making art together.

My husband gets all the children out of the house so this occasion can take place in peace and quiet; they go out skating.  I prepare a menu of choices for my friend to choose from, impressing myself with our wonderful food fare when I see our options in print. 

She chose this mushroom barley burger and edamame, blueberry and goat cheese salad, with a side of juicy pear. We teased her for picking something so simple, but it did taste good. We had a wonderful time.

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  1. […] We spent summers at the quarry together – sun worshipers too – basking in the glory of the unpretentious outdoors. We hiked together, mostly at Huntington Park; Jill liked best the early spring just before the leaf cover obscured the sky. She was patient with my pace, as I stopped often to take photos. When my daughter’s New Pond Farm Junior Staff was in session, she’d meet me there during that, and we’d walk out to the bench on the far hill, sitting in that late afternoon splendor in all kinds of weather, returning to the barn to visit adorable baby lambs, gawky newborn calves or fluffy squawking chicks. In the winter, when it was chilly and dark, we’d meet at 7:30 in the morning to walk at the mall. Our birthdays were at the same time of year, so we’d celebrate together with an Empress’s bunch – quietly elegant occasions cooked by me at my house, after I sent my family off ice skating. (see here) […]

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