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The Cookstr Weekly: Mother’s Day Traditions & Parents Need to Eat Too

May 15, 2012
Buttermilk Roast Chicken by Nigella Lawson
The second Sunday in May is annually dedicated to appreciating family matriarchs, and it’s a tradition worth preserving and marking with a celebratory May feast. Here are recipes for a menu that’s easy to pitch in on for a potluck with the whole family. Redolent with springtime vegetables and great for a brunch spread or a park picnic, the selection below answers all of Mom’s cravings – from a tried-and-true breakfast in bed to some easy and impressive alternatives to dining out. We’ll recommend Nigella Lawson’s Buttermilk Roast Chicken as a mainstay main dish sure to please Mom…and the rest of the dinner guests, too.

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Farmers’ markets in early May offer all manner of prized green bounty: tender asparagus, fiddleheads, ramps, garlic scapes. Don’t forget, too, the tangy watercress. While it still hasn’t truly come back into fashion in full force, it boasts a rich history as a go-to for sandwiches and salads before arugula’s explosive popularity. Watercress is exceedingly healthy, with significant amounts of calcium, folic acid, iron, and vitamins A and C. It’s delightful sauteed, in soups, quiches, or souffles, or simply raw. Try Barbara Kafka’s recipe for Roast Chicken with Roasted Lemons and Wilted Watercress, and explore from there.

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