Categorie: Easter

Seasonal bouquet – Easter edition

One of my #gardengoals for this year is to pick more flowers from the garden. Because there are actually lots of flowers growing there yet the bouquets I picked during the past year could be counted on the fingers of…

Dandelion and spinach springtime torta

Normally, I am pretty serious about our Easter traditions – I bake a lamb cake, colour eggs with the kids and make at least one dish featuring wild greens. But this year we were so busy planting the 80 +…

Easter Lamb Cake

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

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

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

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

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…