Ice cream, watermelon… There are lots of foods that are commonly eaten at the beach. In Nani’s family, though, it’s agreed that everything tastes better at the beach, even—especially—the simple stuff.
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A simple peanut butter and jelly sandwich is delicious anywhere. But add the freedom of vacation and some salty beach air and you have the perfect lunch. And why not throw in some cherries and Cheetos while you’re at it.
Cooking with little ones is a joy. But the same can be said about cooking alone, without them. That’s what Nani discovered years after leaving the first (tiny) kitchen that was her own.
There is no real recipe for this wonderful breakfast and it differs slightly every week. The challah itself changes in consistency week to week which affects the outcome of the French toast. This is the single dish my husband cooks with our children.
As a child, Nani longed to bring her mother breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day. But it wasn’t her mother’s style. Less than a month before her death, she finally accepted.
This smoothie was the last Mother’s Day gift I ever made for my mom. It’s bright and complex. Feel free to tinker with the amounts below to your liking. Add more ginger for more spice, more honey for more sweetness.