Easter

Easter Lamb Cake

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Even though the way we celebrate Easter and the dishes we serve for our Easter brunch vary a bit from year to year, there are two food related Easter traditions we always keep. On Saturday we will decorate eggs (with…

Easter bunny rolls

Easter bunny rolls

When I was teaching Norwegian today, one of the exercises in the textbook had the students pick presents for a hypothetical family of four, based on their profile. This led to a discussion about what constitutes a good present and…

Easter food

Easter eggs

It’s snowing as I’m writing this post. The weatherforcast is promising us the coldest Easter since 1964 – colder than Christmas! But it’s Easter and we’ll celebrate, whether it’s snowing or not. Today I’m baking the Easter lamb. Not a…

Mazanec, sweet Czech Easter bread

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The way Easter is traditionally celebrated in the Czech Republic frequently shocks feminists from foreign countries. This is how it goes: guys go out and cut young, soft branches from willow trees and braid them into a kind of whip,…

Nettle spanakopita

Nettle spanakopita

Things are beginning to look a bit more hopeful at the allotment: the different kinds of mustard greens and radishes are growing nicely (but still just about 1 cm high), the cold frame is greening up again and just yesterday…