I hope that your day was full of joy and blessings. Our favourite tradition is our Easter basket. The traditional items include bread (I made a challah this year), eggs (half were pickled, half were coloured with beet juice), ham, sausage, cheese (goat cheese with herbs this year), horseradish (we purchased a spread this year, … Continue reading Happy Easter!
I hope you all had a wonderful day today, even if you had to celebrate it in a different way than usual. This morning, the basket was assembled, and I found an English translation of the traditional Polish blessings of the contents (my Polish is not good enough anymore!). Then it was time to lay … Continue reading Wishing you a happy and blessed Easter!
I know I should be in bed right now, but I had a few setbacks. Problems with the van being the most obvious one, but also, I had difficulties typing. My husband got evidence as to why. Susan decided she absolutely HAD to drape herself across me as I tried to type. She particularly felt … Continue reading Easter preparations and difficulty typing
I'm happy to say that I was able to deliver a little care package to my mother for her Easter. I called right after dropping off my daughter to see if she needed anything at the grocery store, but she was able to order everything she needed from the grocery store and have it delivered. … Continue reading Easter preparations and successful finds
Today, while the girls continued to work on the basement (I have yet to go down to see their progress!), I worked on baking our Easter bread. Then, since I was baking anyway, I made some sourdough soda bread, and another double batch of what has become my usual standby, a basic bread recipe modified … Continue reading Easter preparations: baking day and frozen ground
One of the bonuses of our move to the farm I grew up on is that we could take part in a childhood tradition; the blessing of our Easter baskets. It was many moves and many years before we were able to find a Polish church that did basket blessings, and be able to take … Continue reading Preparing for Easter, and an easier way to peel eggs!
A joyful and blessed Easter to you and yours! Our Easter brunch, made entirely from the blessed contents of our basket.
Today, we took our basket in for the traditional Easter blessing of the baskets, or Święconka, in Polish. This remains one of my favourite family traditions, and is beloved by many, with blessings happening today at the local Ukrainian church as well. Before we moved and were living in a city, we had found a … Continue reading Blessed
While we are ready and waiting for my husband to come home from the hospital, we are also getting ready for Easter. This evening, I went hunting for horseradish. After scraping away some fallen leaves, I found some new grow peaking through the ground. I used a potato fork (the only fork that didn't grow … Continue reading Getting Ready
Though it is still weeks away, we are already planning our semi-traditional Polish Easter basket. I say "semi" traditional, because we've modified some of the contents over the years. If you're unfamiliar with a Polish Easter basket, these are filled with symbolic foods to be blessed on Holy Saturday, and eaten on Easter Sunday. The … Continue reading Marinated Goat Cheese