Apr 18, 2014

Mrs. Irena's Easter Babka cooked in water

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So, this year, I'm making it. It's been in my mom's recipe notebook for 40 years now and there is no Easter without it. The sad thing was, that my parents were moving last year and my mom threw the special babka form away... I don't know, maybe it was leaking or something.

Apr 17, 2014

Easter wishes, eggs and schedules

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Easter egg crafted by Hania




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To make Polka dot Easter eggs:
things: 
egg shaped styrofoam, two different types of fabric (one with Polka dots), ribbon, pins
steps: 
  1. using a nail file, make 4 cuts in the styrofoam (like you'd cut an egg into wedges); 
  2. cut 4 pieces of fabric, bigger than the egg, ellipse shaped; 
  3. with the nail file, insert well the fabric into the cuts you made; 
  4. cut off the excess fabric;
  5. wrap the egg with ribbon, make 4 loops on top + one bigger one for hanging; pin the top of the egg;
  6. pin the sides and the bottom.

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My little Easter schedule:
  • Thursday: shopping and cleaning;
  • Friday: baking and cleaning;
  • Saturday: baking, cleaning, egg coloring, my parents arriving; my sister went to Venice;
  • Easter Sunday: eating and thinking about eating;
  • Easter Monday: eating and thinking about stopping.

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Apr 14, 2014

Pizza with black olives and red radishes

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The inspiration came from two bunches of red radishes in the fridge that were calling my name and an open jar of the Italian black olive spread I didn't want to go bad...

Apr 12, 2014

Millet pizza with black olives

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A pizza..? I don't know...I cooked the groats, went away, came back. The groats cooled down and firmed up that I could cut it with a knife.