Saturday, March 30, 2013

In like a lion, out like a lamb

Wishing you a Happy Easter, or as my family always said, Buona Pasqua! 

My father's side of the family is Italian, and our Easter celebrations always included some of the Italian traditions, particularly the food.  My grandmother would be busy for days beforehand making her Italian Easter specialties, and we always greeted her by saying "Buona Pasqua" when she came to visit on Easter.  

Nana is no longer with us, but we have tried to keep up her traditions with our own versions of her Easter bread,  pastieri, and pizzagaina.  I wish she had written down her recipes, but she had them all in her head.  Whenever we asked Nana how to make something, her usual reply was "Well first, you fry an onion".   It seemed that all of her savory recipes began by frying an onion.  Whatever she added next was just love and magic.

Hope your day is a happy one, whether you are celebrating Easter or just having a relaxing Sunday.

2 comments:

  1. Happy Easter to you and your family! I've got rice cake in the frig! We'll eat it tomorrow. My mom still makes them like when she was little in Italy.

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  2. Happy Easter. We don't do anything special anymore now that the kids are grown. Hope you have a great day.

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