May 2016 - Page 100

our moms. And it is the experiences we share that create those lasting memories. spring bouquets, or plants for her garden. The most treasured of those were flowers she remembered from her childhood in North Florida. One year I found pink-flowering Evening Primrose plants, and we planted them outside her bedroom. I remember her joy and delight as she watched them spread to fill the space and bloom profusely every year. It’s been seven years since my mom passed from this life, but I remember her every day. Every time I see the flowers in my own garden or hear the birds she adored, I am reminded of her. I will always be grateful that I share her love for the beauty of nature. It is the memories we make that are the true gifts we give 100 | Eydis Magazine As much as my mom loved the experience of going out to dinner, she did not like to wait. As she grew older, she was less and less interested in being in noisy, crowded spaces. So sometimes I would bring dinner to her home, and other times I would cook for her in my home. 1 cup quinoa, the package may say use 2 cups water, but you’ll have a soggy mess if you do that. Try 1 1/2 cups water to 1 cup quinoa instead. You can always add more if you need to. Most packages will also say to cook quinoa for 15-20 minutes. That’s way too long, and will result in that soggy, unappetizing mess. I cook mine for 13 minutes, then take it off the burner and let it sit for 5 minutes while keeping in covered. Your perfect cooking time may be different, but remember you can always add more. Experiment until you find what works best for you. With quinoa’s exceptional nutritional benefits, it’s worth it! If she was still with us, I’d make her one of my favorites: a beautiful picnic lunch. Of course it would be healthy, but it would also be simple to prepare, beautiful to look at, and satisfying, but not too heavy. Above all, it would be delicious! Whether you will celebrate Mother’s Day with your mom, your children will be celebrating you, or you’ll be remembering those who have gone before us, remember that you are amazing. Just like air, water, and sunlight. View my menu, with recipes and variations on the following pages ࠤFW.( 2FFR&WB6rV7B6vRF&V7F26f"FV66rFPFV6vFW"B6P6&6rW"V0VV6W76'w&rVW70RƖR&GFW"Vv@v&2&W7Bf"R2vfrFPVV6F&Vv&6PfRW67G&W"F6F2VF"WF"@6V7F"vF2ƖR66p&7F6R6RƗfW0vFW"W6&@&FdvW&R6R27FfVǒBv&F&6P666W6W72&VBfBBƖfW7GPf"VFW"W"F'&rf"F66VGVR67VBvFFvF7&'G&VTVFƗfr6"VW BF7&'G&VVVFƗfr6Р