I hope all the hard working moms had a smashing Mother's Day! Mine wasn't quit smashing but it was a nice relaxing day surrounded with all the things and people I enjoy and love.
I made this decadent ricotta pancakes to kick off the day. I am not a huge pancake fan unlike the rest of my family members, but once in a while I do crave for this pancake. This is probably my favorite pancake I've ever eaten. Ricotta makes the most moist and fluffy pancakes. I slammed the homemade strawberry jam between the pancake layers and topped it with crème fraîche and cream cheese frosting. Done. I made myself feel very special and proud. My family also treated me with the beautiful bouquet and cozy breakfast to start off the day before we headed out to the Oxbow Farm in the countryside.
Our friends invited us to join them at this charming farm called the Oxbow Farm in Carnation, WA, about 45 minutes drive towards east from Seattle.
When we got to this charming lovely farm, they told us that they are offering a few events and once of them was a forging walk around the farm. I didn't know anything about their events, but I've been more and more interested in forging plants lately and even rented a book about it from the library. So I was super excited to hear about a forging walk. I immediately told it to my husband and he kindly took the kids with him so that I can take up this opportunity.
The forging walk with a local ethnobotanist Heidi Bohan was a bonus event for me. She talked about the Pafic Northwest plants that are traditionally harvested for food and medicine by the local tribal people. Listening to her, it reminded me how my grandma used to harvest plants and told me the flowers I can eat around the fields.
We had a nice little picnic, even grabbed a few plants to add to the garden and headed to the nearby river for a little walk. The kids were happy running around like little puppies. It was a great Mother's Day for me. Nothing to hustle about and I felt well rested and recharged. Sending all the good wishes and energy to fellow moms out there and extra ones for the mom with the little kids!