Happy Easter from Vivography!

This year’s Easter preparations were kind of hectic at my house. Everyone’s been working  too much so we didn’t have time to go “all out” like we usually do, which really means that we only made 1 dessert this year instead of the usual 3 or more. Nevertheless, we’re pretty set food-wise. There’s stuffed cabbage rolls, salata de beouf (chicken and vegetable salad…Romanian style), oven-baked chicken, Saratele (pictures below!), Banatean Coconut Tort, and of course, EGGS! For the past 3 years, I’ve been decorating our eggs in the traditional Eastern European manner – with elaborate designs using a pysanky, wax, and a candle. The result is pretty awesome if  I do say so myself. Traditionally, eggs like this are decorated in multiple colors, but I don’t have the patience or time to multi-dye one egg, so I just do ours white and then dye them in one color. Here are this year’s results, as well as the Coconut Tort and Saratele!

The most elaborate of the eggs this year.

The modern design set.

This is my absolute favorite egg this year. It was totally worth the 20 or 30 minutes I spent on it.

My second favorite egg! I did one like this last year too. They always turn out beautiful.

I'm only adding this one in because the stupid thing sweated while I was melting the wax off and it created a galaxy-esque thing with the dye.

The Banat Coconut Tort! So delicious.

Saratele!

By the way, that little “red carpet” underneath everything in these pictures is an original woven piece my mom made in Romania when she was a kid. It’s one of my prized possessions from the “old country”.

Also, if you’re wondering what Saratele are, they’re really simple and delicious salty snacks that involve a lot of feta cheese and get cut into strips and devoured pretty quickly. Yup. Happy Easter everyone!

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