Food & Drink

Holiday Entertaining: Brunch

Start the day off right with a filling brunch.


We all know the first meal of the day is the most important one. When entertaining morning visitors, be sure to have a well-balanced meal to serve. We suggest having fresh fruit, farm eggs, bacon, and coffee on hand.

coffee klatch

Cups should be fun and cheerful — helping you to welcome a new day.

Jude Laundry

Jenny Bowers

Penelope Dullaghan

Andrew Bannecker

Designer teacups ($19.97/each) available at Crate & Barrel.

Good Morning / The Perfect Morning Cocktail

Wake up to Blue Hill Tavern’s elderflower mimosa.

187 milliliters Prosecco
1 ½ ounces St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
Splash white or red cranberry juice
4-6 cranberries
Mix liquid ingredients, add ice, serve in a glass, and add cranberries to garnish.

To guarantee the freshest taste, make each drink individually as guests arrive.

THE INCREDIBLE, EDIBLE EGG: Located in the Greenspring Valley area, Carriage House Farm raises free-range hens on a pasture to produce fresh eggs. “Once you get used to eating well — and knowing who raised your food——it’s difficult to go back to your other food. It’s a flavor thing, primarily.” —Gaylord Clark, owner, Carriage House Farms



Tea towels have many uses—lining a breadbasket, wrapping a hot dish, or wiping your hands dry. You can never have too many to spread throughout the kitchen. Tea towel ($16) at Open Eye Press.



“The avocado’s creaminess contrasts well with the toasted bread, and the lemon olive oil, coarse sea salt, and chili flakes provide tartness with a bit of a salty kick.”
-Phil Han, owner of Dooby’s