Updated: Apr 29, 2021
Like many of you across the world we are in "stay at home" mode. It's the safest thing to do, especially for Yianni and his health.
At this time of the year, we are usually quite social as we visit parents, family and friends enjoying each others company and cooking up a storm.
The fact that we can't leave our houses, doesn't mean that we can't celebrate Easter all because we are unable to be physically together for the usual Easter celebration.
Now that we have everybody's undivided attention, and because we're bored in the house, Yianni & I put together our first ever video for you to follow.
Be thankful it's not TikTok as we can neither sing, lip sync or dance!!
You will need:
12 x 60g eggs, hard boiled
6 cups water, room temperature
1/3 cup white vinegar
1 packet non-toxic red Easter egg dye
a bit of olive oil for shining
The egg dye was purchased from a Mediterranean food importer in Adelaide.
The Easter egg sleeves were purchased from eBay.
Colouring Easter eggs always reminds me that it’s Easter time! Easter eggs are coloured every year on Holy Thursday (for Greek Orthodox that’s on Thursday, 16th April this year.
You can choose to dye the eggs any colour of the rainbow, but as red Greek Easter eggs symbolise the blood and sacrifice of Christ, it is traditional to fill your Easter table with red eggs.
The tradition of cracking the Greek Easter eggs, called Tsougrisma, after ‘Christ has risen’, symbolises the resurrection from the dead and the new life, just like a little chicken cracks the shell and comes to life. The player who successfully cracks the eggs of the other players is the ‘winner’ and is said to be granted luck for the rest of the year.
HINT FOR HARD BOILING EGGS:
1. Place room temperature eggs in a pot
2. Cover the eggs with water from the tap
3. Place pot over medium-high heat
4. Bring the water to the boil and cook eggs for 1-2 minutes
5. Turn off the heat & cover the pot for 5-8 minutes
6. Uncover and rinse the eggs with cold water to stop the cooking process.
Let's Eat! - A Collection of Family Recipes is creating a cookbook which will be released in 2022.
In the meantime we will be posting dishes to raise awareness, practice recipes and of course to tempt your appetite 😉
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Thank you so much.
Let's Eat! Fundraising Team
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