Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

Today we hear happy Easter everywhere we go! We wish you happy Easter, wherever you are.

What is your favorite Easter memory and tradition?



  1. May you and yours have a blessed Resurrection Day, Ed. I always remember church, followed by a big family get-together and feed.

  2. Well it's only memories for me and no traditions since the immediate family is spread across Europe, Asia and America, but here's 2 fond memories:

    - My grandfather making small holes at each end of eggs with the tip of his pocket knife and suckling the raw eggs, white and yolk, so we the kids could have hollow eggs to paint.

    - My grandmother boiling these empty egg shells with onion peels saved from the past few months to color them amber and make them look pretty.

    My grandmother passed away many years ago and my grandfather last year, so I dedicate this comment to them.

    Well, the traditional French Easter Sunday lunch was also a family tradition. It is a lamb (of course) roast with a side dressing of uniquely flavored and tender flageolet beans.
    The first course was frequently a salad of dandelions and lardons, with the whole family going to pasture fields to collect the dandelions before they started flowering and become too bitter.

    Flageolets are like luxury items here in the U.S., so everybody should purchase a box or two as seed and grow them instead. They keep well both dried or stay delicious canned.
    The traditional variety is 'Chevrier vert' and is public domain too, no patent license to sign...

    Funnily enough, the best French lentil is also green:
    Although 'iron-ically' it should be red by right, with almost .1 g of iron per kg, due to its growing on rich red volcanic soil, with no fertilizer (even organic ones) and irrigation allowed.
    Again, it's an aberration to buy them instead of growing them.