DIY Mother’s Day Brunch

Local Experts Share Tips for an At-home Celebration


Mary Anne & Ginger


2 ounces gin

3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice

1/2 ounce honey



  1. Muddle with fresh mint.
  2. Top with ginger beer.
  3. Finish with celery bitters, angostura bitters and fresh mint.


Owner David Rex and the team at the Wyler recommend Bucksnort Ginger Beer, locally brewed and available at the Boise Co-op and The Capitol City Public Market.

The Wylder

501 W. Broad St., Boise, ID 83702 | 208.209.3837 |


Salmon with Rosemary Coconut Lemon Sauce

Grilled Salmon Ingredients

4 salmon fillets, 4-6 ounces each

1 tablespoon olive oil

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper



  1. Preheat grill.
  2. In small bowl, combine oil and lemon juice; mix well. Brush over salmon fillets and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. When grill is heated, place salmon, skin-side up, on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cook 8 to 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork, turning once and brushing occasionally with any remaining oil mixture.


Rosemary Coconut Lemon Sauce Ingredients


2-3 sprigs of fresh rosemary, plus more for garnishing

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

¾ cup coconut milk

2 tablespoons honey

1 tablespoon lemon juice




  1. After turning the fish, sauté fresh rosemary with garlic and unsalted butter, coconut milk, honey and lemon juice; add salt and pepper to taste. Simmer over low heat until salmon is ready.
  2. Serve grilled salmon over brown rice with steamed asparagus. Top with sauce and garnish with fresh rosemary. For softer brown rice, soak rice for 2 hours before cooking.



228 E. Plaza Street, Eagle, ID 83616 | 208.939.2595 |


Spring Garden: Marcia Houston, owner of The Nest, shares her tips on how to create this lovely tablescape as part of a fun, easy party in honor of women.


Bring the Outdoors in

Fresh flowers create the mood. Buy flowers from your local grocery or market for fresh, affordable greens and blooms. Incorporate organic elements, moss, branches, leaves, grasses and wood into your table decor.

Use What You Have

Mix and match your dishes and linens for a fun and eclectic look. Layer dishes to create unique place settings. Lay table runners along the width of the table to create two place mats. Unify the table with colors that complement each other like pink and green.

Set Your Party Aglow

Get creative with your use of lighting. Twinkle lights are not just for Christmas anymore. Small battery-powered strands can be nestled into lanterns, pots, baskets or florals. Use candles in a variety of sizes, from tea lights to pillars.


All items can be purchased at: The Nest, 3210 E. Chinden Blvd., Suite #133, Eagle, ID 83616.