Mom's New Brunch

Mother's Day Recipes from Marcia Selden Catering

Article by Robin Moyer Chung

Photography by Julie Bidwell

Originally published in Westport Lifestyle

Dear Kids,

Thank you for the pancakes and bacon in bed last year. You know how much I’ve enjoyed getting that every single year. But you’re getting older and I know how much you love to tackle new challenges, especially when they’re, you know, pretty easy.

So I thought you could make something besides the routine meal. Avocado toast and a berry bourbon cocktail(s) are simple to make and would be perfect for Mother’s Day! The recipes are below.

Thanks kids!



P.S. Make sure Daddy helps you.

P.P.S. This is not breakfast.

P.P.P.S. Do not sample the cocktail.



Avocados, cut in half, mashed

Fresh Lime Juice

Feta Cheese, crumbled

Pomegranate Arils

Salt and Pepper

Sliced Artisan Sourdough Bread


Mash ripe avocados in a bowl, add freshly squeezed lime juice a little salt (as feta adds a great salty flavor) and fresh ground black pepper. Spread on toast and top with crumbled feta cheese and pomegranate.



Avocados, cut in half - mash half and slice half

Smoked Salmon, sliced very thin

Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice

Fresh Dill

Salt and Pepper

Sliced Whole Grain or Pumpernickel Bread


Mash half of the avocados in a bowl, squeeze fresh lemon juice into the mash and season with salt and pepper. Spread on toast, top with sliced avocado, layer with smoked salmon and sprinkle with fresh dill.


Ingredients for 1 drink; 4.25 oz:                                                                                

2 oz bourbon

½ oz lime juice

¾ oz simple syrup

1 oz club soda

6-7 mint leaves, muddled

2-3 blackberries, muddled

Ingredients for 10 drinks; 42.5 oz:

20 oz bourbon

5 oz lime juice

7.5 oz simple syrup

10 oz club soda

60-70 mint leaves

20-30 blackberries


1. In a Boston shaker, combine mint leaves, lime wedges and blackberries. Muddle until pulverized. Add bourbon, ice, and simple syrup (or sugar) and shake vigorously for 10 seconds.

2. Pour full contents into a rocks glass (no straining) and top with 1 ounce of club soda. Stir and garnish with mint leaves and blackberry.

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