My Easter meal this past weekend was a fusion menu between my own cultural heritage of Eastern European food (fried rolls, rich sweet bread) and Indian cuisine (tandoori-spiced leg of lamb, sunny yellow pressed rice). This cucumber salad bridges the cultural divide between Eastern Europe and India: both cultures have creamy, cooling salads with dairy and cucumbers. Here's my easy fusion version.
The surplus of hard boiled eggs left after Easter weekend can feel like a blessing or a curse depending on your particular outlook on eggs and how long they've been lingering in your fridge! Here's a list of everything we can think of doing with leftover hard boiled eggs, including all the classics...
We just learned about Dyngus Day yesterday, and man have we been missing out. All those years we could have woken up to boys throwing buckets of water over our heads or hitting our legs with willow branches. All those times we could have been eating kielbasa and pierogi. If you have no idea what we're talking about, read on...
We noticed this good question from reader rosebud in the current Open Thread, and we wanted to bump it up for everyone to see. She writes:
I really want to make a ham for Easter but wonder if it is foolhardy to do so for only 2 adults and 1 toddler. I've never seen hams come in small sizes and have no idea what to plan for: bone-in, "country", boneless, etc. I don't mind leftovers as I know we'll put them to good use but I don't want to be inundated with leftovers either. If it isn't feasible for such a small number of people, I'll go with lamb chops.
It's Easter egg time at our house. Last year we brought you the story of Huevos Haminados, a Passover tradition of dying eggs with onion skins. This year, I decided to try it with both yellow and red onions, on white and brown eggs. The result was a gentle palate of reds and browns.
It's Passover and Easter this week, so I can't not give you a lamb recipe. Here's a really easy one.
I took the concept of Marge Piercy's Cinnamon Lamb in her book, Pesach for the Rest of Us, and applied it to a stew since lamb stew meat is what I had on hand last night, along with two hungry men and a culinarily curious toddler for dinner.
Wow! We always thought that these hollow sugar Easter eggs were only made by trained craftsmen or elaborate machinery. Who knew that you could make them at home? Did you ever get one of these for Easter? These eggs with ornate sugar decorations and an intriguing little diorama inside were the most coveted Easter treat in our house. Here's how to replicate them yourself, with just a few basic ingredients.