Garlic Green Beans

If you've never had fresh green beans with garlic and parsley you are in for a treat! I've always loved green beans!  This recipe is essentially the way mom always prepared them for Easter, served alongside a perfectly roasted leg of lamb they now grace my family's Easter table as well. Today I enjoy green beans just as much raw, as a delightful snack to nibble on or tossed in a salad, as I do … [Read more...]

Perfectly Roasted Leg of Lamb

As a child I looked forward to mom's perfectly roasted leg of lamb with much anticipation. It has always been the cornerstone of our Easter dinner, served with roasted garlic cloves that just melt in your mouth, roasted baby spring potatoes and steamed fresh Lima beans.   As so many of the foods I treasured growing up, this has become a family traditions my girls look forward to with as much … [Read more...]

What Do Eggs Have To Do With Easter?

As we were busy dying all sorts of beautiful Easter eggs last night, Sabrina looked up with a puzzled look on her face. "Maman," she asked, "what do eggs have to do with Easter?" Oh how I love when my little one's curiosity sends me on a quest for new information! "I know that for a lot of Christians it has become a symbol of the resurrection," I replied, "but honestly, I'm not sure why? … [Read more...]

Gorgeous DYI All Natural Dyes For Your Easter Eggs

What child does not like to color Easter eggs?  It's a fun way to spend some quality time together and build up the anticipation for this very special day. But have you ever noticed that when you peel a vibrantly colored hard boiled egg, the egg white itself is as colorful as the shell was? Egg shells are porous and whatever gets onto the shell will make it's way onto the egg itself. With … [Read more...]

Raspberry Mascarpone Easter Cake

When I left for college mom gave me a gift that has served me deliciously ever since: a recipe book from renowned Paris pastry chef Gaston Lenôtre. Over the last thirty years I have made countless mouth watering desserts from this wonderful book, adapting them to suit my tastes, dietary needs and local ingredients. This raspberry mascarpone cake has become my family's traditional Easter cake, as … [Read more...]