The 5 Best Wine Pairings for Easter Lamb

Lamb is traditionally–and symbolically–the main dish at Easter dinner. I like it so much, I cook it all year long. But, according to a survey by the American Lamb Board, almost 40% of Americans have never tasted this luscious cut of meat. If you’re one of them, this is the season to try it, along with some beautiful red wines. Younger (spring!) lambs taste milder and less gamey, but still deliver a richness that rivals steak. That makes the meat ideal for dry, fruit-forward red wines. [Read more…]

Bunny’s Carrot Brunch

Ingredients:

1 Package (397 g) Tenderflake® Frozen Puff Pastry, defrosted

¼ cup (60 mL) Carrot juice

2 tbsp (30 mL) Tomato paste

10 Hard boiled eggs, peeled

¼ cup (60 mL) Mayonnaise

1 Carrot, grated

2 Green onions, finely chopped

Dash of hot sauce

30 Sprigs of dill [Read more…]

The Perfect Easter Brunch Menu

With this sophisticated Easter brunch menu you’ll be able to dazzle your friends and family with festive and flavorful dishes. This holiday menu includes Easter classics like braided cakes and smoked ham along with vegetarian-friendly recipes. What makes this Easter brunch menu perfect is that many of the recipes can be prepared ahead of time so you can enjoy stress-free entertaining.  [Read more…]

Festive Easter Recipes and Food Ideas

If you are entertaining at home this Easter or you are invited to an Easter Potluck celebration, you want to have food that will score big with all of your guests or friends. Here are some ingenious, and mostly easy, Easter food ideas to help you create a tasty and impressive holiday menu that everyone can enjoy. [Read more…]

Ston Cake (Makaruli cake)

Ston cake is made up of typically recognizable ingredients and the cuisine of the Ston region. The old inhabitans of Ston and Pelješac used pasta in various ways, depending on their status and means. The Ston Cake is ranked as a top dessert and was prepared for special occasions, particulary for Easter. This cake is one of the trademarks of cuisine in ancient and modern Dubrovnik. [Read more…]

Easter dessert – Cassata siciliana

A legendary cake – Over 1000 years ago in Sicily, an Arab peasant combined fresh cheese and cane sugar. He was asked what he was doing. He replied “qas’at,” referring in fact to the bowl and not the contents. But the word persisted: “cassat.” [Read more…]

Tsoureki – Greek Easter Bread Recipe

A traditional Greek Easter bread adorned with hardboiled eggs that have been dyed red. [Read more…]

Easter menu: Crab Matoutou Recipe

Easter menu: Crab Matoutou recipe – Seafood dish from Guadeloupe. [Read more…]

Easter around the world

The English word Easter, though it has come to designate a Christian holiday, actually takes its name from the pagan festival of Eostre, goddess of spring, and has roots deep in Anglo-Saxon mythology. Easter is also timed to coincide with the Jewish feast of Passover. It comes like a breath of spring, marking the return of the planting and lambing seasons. [Read more…]