Nova Scotian Gifts for Mother's Day Breakfast!

Mother's Day Breakfast Mother's Day is mom's day to relax, get breakfast bed in bed, enjoy a nice cup of tea or coffee or her favorite sweet treat. So, in honor of Mom's all over the world, Cilantro, The...

Mothers Day Breakfast
Mother's Day Breakfast

Mother's Day is mom's day to relax, get breakfast bed in bed, enjoy a nice cup of tea or coffee or her favorite sweet treat. So, in honor of Mom's all over the world, Cilantro, The Cook's Shop is offering some helpful suggestions and gift ideas for Mothers, Grandmothers and even Moms to be. As a Canadian based company we also offer several unique local food products from Nova Scotia, which would make great gifts (or you could use them in Mother's Day Breakfast)!

Breakfast in Bed for Mom on her special day (but not too early!) is always a popular way to show Mom how much you appreciate all she does for you.  Whip up a batch of pancakes, waffles or even crepes, and serve them with love; the Norpro Nonstick Heart Pancake Egg Rings are heat resistant and can work on either eggs or pancakes, simply drop the egg or the batter into the ring on your pan and have a perfect heart shaped breakfast for Mom.

Norpro Nonstick Heart Pancake Egg Rings
Norpro Nonstick Heart Pancake Egg Rings

But of course, pancakes are not the same without delicious syrup drizzled on them! Maplewood Farm Pure Nova Scotia Maple Syrup is the perfect choice for mom's special day. 100% pure and natural maple syrup, made by boiling sap collected from Maple trees in March and April. Delicious on pancakes, waffles, crepes and more! If your Mom is watching her waistline and reducing sugars, try one of the delicious Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Agave Syrups as a substitute. Derived from the heart of the agave plants in Mexico, agave is 25% sweeter than sugar but with only 120 calories, and come in a variety of flavors including a warm maple.

Maplewood Maple Syrup
Maplewood Farm Maple Syrup

If you are serving Mom some toast, biscuits or warm scones, another delicious Nova Scotian product to accompany them is Sledding Hill Lavender Jelly. Made with natural white cane sugar, lavender and lemon juice; the aroma and mild taste are soothing and delectable at the same time. Maybe Mom is more of a traditionalist when it comes to flavor? If so then Cilantro, The Cook's Shop can accommodate that as well. With Helen B's Preserves, out of the Annapolis Valley, Mom can enjoy jams, jellies and marmalades like her mother or grandmother used to make. A variety of flavors from Helen B's including classic Strawberry jam, Wild Blueberry, and Strawberry Rhubarb, Marmalade, and Cinnamon Pear Jam, just to name a few.

Sledding Hill Lavender Jelly
Sledding Hill Lavender Jelly

Is your Mom a chocolate lover? Cilantro, the Cook's Shop has you covered!

Gourmandises Avenue Chocolaterie is based in Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia. Jean Pierre Gallois and his partner Yseult have over 25 years experience as professional chocolatiers. Since opening in 2003, they have been creating fine chocolates and truffles using only high quality French chocolate couverture from their Eastern Passage production lab. No preservatives or artificial flavors are used and they incorporate local Nova Scotia ingredients into their products.

Gourmandises Avenue 120g Dark Chocolate Coffee Bar
Gourmandises Avenue 120g Dark Chocolate Coffee Bar

Start Mother's Day off with some of their delectable Cremeaux Des SalinsA delicious mixture of cream, sugar, butter and Nova Scotia "Fleur de Sel"; great on toast,pancakes, or crepes. Surprise your Mom with a gift box of assorted Chocolate Truffles (24, 15, or 12, available in store) ; either a sample of each variety or one of Mom's favorites. Choose from Pear Ginger, Maple Wine, Wild Cherry, or Pistachio, just to name a few! There are a variety of decadent gourmet chocolate treats available to order to suit Mom's tastes. Gourmandises Avenue creates 120g dark or milk chocolate bars with roasted almonds,hazelnuts and even coffee beans; or for something a little different, give mom a gift box with chocolate covered almond clusters, orange rinds or candied ginger. C'est Tres Bon!