My big fat Greek Easter!

While the lamb is roasting, we enjoy some mezze ( hors d’ oeuvres). This is a power eating day and not for the faint of stomach! Today we have tabouli, skordalia (garlic spread), olives, taramasalata, pita bread, feta cheese, and other delicacies. The taramasalata is homemade this year. Fish roe, grated onions, lemon juice, bread, water and lots of oil. It is a labor of love but so worth the extra work. Continue reading My big fat Greek Easter!

My big fat Greek Easter!

Today I will post my family’s celebration of Easter with all the trimmings. Enjoy! Above, the Easter eggs which are always dyed red to symbolize the blood that Christ shed for humanity. Before our Easter dinner the eggs are cracked between each two persons while saying ” Xristos Anesti! Alithos Anesti!” This literally translates to “Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen!” The cracking of the eggs symbolizes Christ’s breaking forth from the tomb. The reason we celebrate Easter! Continue reading My big fat Greek Easter!