Farmers Market Hash: Mother’s Day Brunch

Mother’s Day 2023, our 29th Mother’s Day as a family. Today we celebrate Jessica (Mom) in Nashville at Mansell & Henry’s house in Hillsboro village. Yesterdays trip to the Sylvan Park farmers market provided spring flair to the Mothers day hash.

At the market we came across a unique variety of garlic scape with soft, straight, verdant green stems. We also found Tennessee ghee, fresh eggs, kale, sweet potatoes, and a variety of lettuces and radishes for the salad. The plan for our celebration brunch came together easily in a light rain on the lawn across from Henry’s new gastropub Streetcar.

serves a family of 6

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Cornbread for the Thanksgiving table

Estia's Cornbread

My corn crop was destroyed by birds this past summer. It was coming in strong, 6 feet tall with a wonderful showing of several cobs on each plant in mid July. The bed I set wasn’t large, about 25 feet wide and 40 feet long. Then, late in the month a freak hurricane named Hanna ran up the Mississippi River and turned right mid way through the country, we were hit with its tail end. Just enough force to mess with my corn, twisting it up and opening the tightly packed rows. This in turn provided the birds access to each Cob which are generally buried tightly in the mass of plants that I refer to as my wall of Oaxacan green “Indian corn”. The birds ate all of my corn this year, it was hard to watch nature take her share.

The birds got to share our Estia’s garden corn this year.
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Peach Pancakes with Organic, NY Woodlands Maple Syrup

Milk Peach pancakes with organic maple syrup at Estia's

Come to Estia’s Little Kitchen for a plate full of fresh, seasonal peach milk pancakes. We are introducing a new organic maple syrup that tastes wonderful drizzled over our pancakes and toasts.

Woodlands Maple is organic, single-origin New York State maple syrup sourced from farmers who believe in sustainable and environmentally friendly harvesting methods.

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Victoria’s Garden Omelet

Victoria's Garden Omelet

Recipe serves 4


1 zucchini, medium size, slice thin strips
1 small onion, diced
1 small red pepper, diced
1 small green pepper, diced
1 ripe tomato, diced
salt & pepper

12 eggs
1 cup of milk
1 cup ricotta cheese
2 tablespoons fresh pesto

Start by preparing a quick ratatouille: Toss all vegetables with olive oil, salt & pepper and set on a sheet pan in a 350 degree oven for 40 minutes. Remove and allow to cool. Read More »

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German Style Apple Pancakes

German Style Apple Pancakes

Ingredients (serves 4):

6 Granny Smith apples
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons agave syrup

Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees

Peel and slice the apples, add to a pan with butter and  agave syrup, stir over medium heat until golden brown, add lemon juice. Set aside and prepare the batter. Read More »

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