Sunday, September 20, 2009


My lovely friend Amanda, a holistic personal chef, and I are trying to hold brunch each month. Amanda is amazing. She creates a delicious menu with local ingredients and seasonal flare. I provide some ideas and then assist with making yogurt or pickles or peeling the skins off roasted peppers. We meet early on a weekend morning, arms loaded with vegetables, eggs, & cheeses from the market. We get out the french press and then prepare a delicious brunch for our friends.

The first brunch was at Amanda & Thomas' lovely home in Carrboro/Chapel Hill. The second followed several weeks later at Tim Kiernan's house in Oakwood. We're trying to rotate between Raleigh and Chapel Hill/Carrboro. Here are photos and the menu from brunch #2. Look forward to more Brrrunch posts each month.

*I'm sad I didn't get a photo of the purple pickled eggs Amanda made. Beautiful & delicious.


Lisa's Cocina said...

Brunch is my favorite meal, and I'm sad to say that I rarely partake in it. I've mentioned to various people my intention to start brunching more, though. However, I love the idea of preparing a monthly brunch for friends! What a great reason to get together. You've given me a great idea. I will anxiously await your brunch posts :-)

Diane @ Balanced Bites said...

Wow, I want to do a brunch with a friend too! This is SO inspirational!