Saturday, April 11, 2009
Happy Easter! We made pisanki last night. The traditional way to make them is to boil the eggs with onion shells to give them a brown color, then etch designs into the shell which reveals white. Then on Saturday before Easter you take them to the church in a basket containing the eggs, a sugar lamb, salt, meat, and bread to get all the food blessed. (There's a lot of symbolism, if you can't guess.) Then on Sunday you make a white borsch called zurek out of everything.
So that's what we did. Check out the photos.