Mothers Day DJsMy late Mum and me around 1990 at a David Jones’ Mother’s Day lunch

Mother’s Day is almost on us and while there is a lot of commercialisation which goes on with it, let’s not worry about that. It’s all about celebrating your own Mum and taking joy in being a mother if you are lucky enough to be one. For me it is bitter sweet with having lost my son 5 years ago and my beautiful daughter, Lucy living in London. But the good news is I will see her soon and I have such close and fond memories of my son Blair and my mother Isabel.

What is important is not buying expensive gifts. it is a moment to stop and reflect on the role of Mothers in our lives. and not only biological mothers but the many wonderful mad “Aunties” and “Uncles” who are also wonderful role models  though they may not have children of their own.  In this I include “godparents” though a young friend of mine recently termed the phrase “guide parent” which I love. I salute you.

With Mother’s day only 10 days away, if you haven’t planned your gifts and day then it’s time to get started!

We’ve got plenty of gift ideas and recipes for you to keep Mum happy and some recipe ideas to keep you going in the kitchen! What Mum doesn’t love a good brekkie in bed?

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

If you’re struggling with ideas for what to get Mum for Mother’s day this year, we’ve got plenty of gift ideas to keep her happy!

Bakeware

Silicone range

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What mother doesn’t want some cookware for Mother’s Day. I have just released my every own Baking Range. Forget the silicon of years gone by. This range is high grade Silicone which is sturdy yet very flexible and highly durable. Fridge, freezer, oven and dishwasher safe, it can be used from 0’C to 230’C.  The striking hot pink handles don’t only provide a bright note, they have clever slots in the underside to allow the heat to dissipate faster, lowering hand burn risk. Silicon also cools faster than tin bakeware and never needs to be greased. Everything turns out beautifully and the silicon can be popped straight in the dishwasher. Click here to buy online!

Utensils

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All pieces have eco friendly and sustainably sourced bamboo handles with attractive dark grey silicone heads to match the silicon bakeware. They are dishwasher safe and the silicone is non-stick and non-scratch. These items do not have recipes attached.  Click here to buy online!
Canisters 

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The food storage containers are BPA free food safe and use a double expulsion technology to remove and lock out excess air. Firstly the silicone seal expels air and then by pushing down the hot pink silicone button, a double seal is created and food stays fresher longer. The canisters all stack and are dishwasher, fridge and freezer safe. Click here to buy online!
Cookbook’s & DVDs

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Why not get your mother some of my latest titles, Lyndey Milan’s Baking Secrets on DVD ($24.95) and Lyndey Milan’s Taste of Australia book ($39.95) are both  available on the Flame Distribution Store online with free shipping!Taste of Australia won Best Culinary Travel Book and TV Chef Cookbook  in Australia and won Best TV Chef cookbook (in English) in the Gourmand World cookbook awards in 2015. At the Frankfurt Book Fair in October last year in the Best of the Best for the last 20 years it came out third overall. Some guy called Jamie Oliver came first – so I was in pretty august company.

Lyndey Milan’s Baking Secrets was my winter baking TV series which I hope  captures the heart of the current baking trend. Perfect for the cooler months I followed with a Summer Baking Secrets series but this is not yet on DVD because I am thrilled to announce it will be seen on LifeStyle FOOD before Christmas.

Plus many more of my cookbooks & DVDs right here!

Surprise Breakfast in Bed Recipe!

Perfect omelette 

There is nothing more delicious than a well-made omelette, whether it be for breakfast, lunch or supper! Once you have mastered the technique there are any number of delicious fillings which can be used like mushrooms, spinach, tomato or simply add some fresh herbs to the egg mixture.
Perfect omelette

Serves 1

Preparation time 5 minutes
Cooking time 5 minutes

1 teaspoon butter
3 eggs
salt and freshly ground pepper
50g ham, shredded
1 – 2 tablespoons grated Swiss cheese

Place 25cm frying pan over medium-high heat and melt butter. Meanwhile whisk together eggs with salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon water (optional) to lighten the omelette.

When the butter has foamed and is golden, pour in the eggs which should sizzle. Let them coagulate for around 10 seconds. With the back, flat side of a fork push the eggs in from the sides of the pan into the centre, in a circular motion.

Tilt the pan if necessary to that the uncooked egg spreads underneath. After a minute or two the eggs will be more than half set, so leave flat on the cooktop and sprinkle middle with ham and cheese.

Fold over so you have a half moon shape and cook for 30 seconds more. Flip over omelette for another 30 seconds and then serve immediately.

Lyndey’s note: it is ideal if you have a special pan for crepes, pancakes and omelettes. A non-stick pan is an excellent choice.

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