Apr 23, 2014

Forget-me-nots

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I'm slowly getting into the habit of carrying my camera with me. And I see things I have never seen before...

Apr 22, 2014

Mazurek with caramel

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Can I squeeze in one more Easter recipe...? I made it Saturday afternoon as the last thing on my Easter baking list.  Last because it is the easiest. You can mess it up a bit here and there and it will still turn out irresistible. 

Apr 21, 2014

Colomba w/whole spelt

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And while my babka was in the oven, I was already working on Colomba (a traditional Italian Easter cake). I fell in love with it last year. I think this Italian love story is going to last...

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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