easter 2012

Romanian Easter eggs

by viviana on April 13, 2012 in Appetizers,Festive

Easter is such a happy and luminous holiday for us. We light many candles, we cook traditional dishes, we go to church on Saturday night, we crack painted eggs, we have our younger ones wash their faces with the water in which we kept a red painted egg, so their face is luminous and they have rosy cheeks all year long. There is a long and beautiful tradition in Romanian cookery on the special celebration of Easter. The symbol of the cross, the red color, sparkling, shiny, luxuriously decorated dishes among which lamb (all kinds of stews, steaks and grills), sweet cakes and bread, of course, the painted eggs, green onions, radishes, etc. Easter is really a feast for the eyes and taste, for all senses, and above all, a feast for the soul, for our hearts. We love being together as a family, painting the eggs on Thursday night, traveling a little, going to church on Saturday night, celebrating the Easter dinner (at least 3 times!!!). Thursday night, between 9.30 PM and 1 AM we enjoyed painting the eggs and making all kinds of other arrangements for Easter. Here is the unique recipe of Romanian Easter eggs a la Vivi:

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