Easter is one of my favorite holidays, because of its rich traditions. One of these is the blessing of a basket of special foods which becomes the Easter Sunday brunch, being the first meat meal, after a strict fast on Good Friday and Saturday. One of the special foods in that basket is a round shaped Easter Bread, called Paska in Ukrainian, or Babka in Polish. The top of this bread is elaborately decorated with fancy dough ornaments, having a cross as the central motif. Here is my family Paska recipe, which makes two large loaves, or several small ones.
If you have decided to decorate your own Ukrainian Easter Egg (Pysanka), you will need the following supplies:
My previous post demonstrated a process of sewing a face mask at home with a layer of non-woven interfacing material to serve as a filter for additional protection.
Today I am posting a step-by-step picture tutorial for making a NO SEW mask using a bandanna.
This is an updated version of this post, due to minor adjustments made to the original design of this face mask.
Suburbangrandma switched gears from cooking and baking to face mask making!
“The CDC has declared that in a time of crisis as we are in now, handmade masks are acceptable and can provide healthcare workers with an additional layer of protection, saving their low supply surgical grade mask inventory. They are also utilizing these masks with those in the hospitals to help slow the spread to the other healthcare professionals” – quote from the President and CEO of Joann Fabric Corp.
Lentils are very rich in numerous vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Hearty Lentil soup is a perfect comfort food anytime, but it sure hits the spot on cold days.