Have you ever seen kale blossoms? They’re gorgeous bright green stalks that look like broccoli rabe, but with amazing yellow flowers. As soon as I laid eyes on them at the farmers market, I knew they were the inspiration for one of today’s Mother’s Day brunch dishes.
I know I always write about our Sunday farmers market in McGolrick Park but it really is an oasis. Once I made my rounds I settled on a goat cheese and mushroom frittata, a roasted kale blossom and carrot salad, sliced tomatoes, toast, and a good ol’ pile of bacon (for those of us non vegetarians). I also bought a jar of za’atar spice blend in olive oil from Sohha, which is so savory and delicious.
And just because I didn’t make my own za’atar doesn’t mean that I don’t want to some day. It’s a blend of sumac, dried thyme, salt and sesame seeds. The sumac is a beautiful spice and has a super distinct almost lemony flavor.