Sunday, April 15, 2012


Today is perhaps my favorite holiday of the year--Second Easter, as I like to call it. My dear friend, Janice Padula, always invites folks over for the most AMAZING Mediterranean spread for orthodox Easter. Observe:

As for my contribution, I couldn't help myself but to try and duplicate something cheesy but adorable that I had seen floating around Facebook (via Pinterest) around traditional Eastertime. This platter of peepers took a little longer to make that regular devilled eggs--which take too long as it is--but they were fun, and everyone was greatly amused at the orthodox Easter gathering.

Just prepare your favorite devilled egg recipe, but instead of cutting the hard-cooked eggs in half lengthwise, cut the top third or so off, width-wise. (If the yolk doesn't pop out easily, try coaxing it out with the small end of a mellon baller.) Pipe the filling into the bigger/bottom part from a sandwich baggie with the corner snipped off, really heaping it up, then top with the other piece of white. Finally, fashion eyes with small bits of black olive and beaks with a teeny triangle of carrot. SO CUTE!


Lazarus said...

If it's Orthodox, then it's not Easter. You probably are aware, Easter comes from the pagan goddess Ishtar. Orthodox refer to the feast of the Resurrection as Pasha (greek for PASSOVER). This IS the Christian Passover, and the symbolism behind the two names (Easter and Pascha) have very significant and particular meanings. My point here is not to make a mountain of a molehill, but to remind us that words really do contain theological importance worth preserving and being clear about. Our faith and theology is more valuable than any particular cultural expression, and Pascha isn't the 'orthodox' name for Easter. Easter, as a term, is an unfortunate western debasement of the holy feast of the Resurrection of our Lord.

Joy Bugaloo said...

Yes, I do appreciate the distinction between American holiday with its springtime/pagan roots and the sacred/religious holy day celebration. I did not intend to conflate the two theologically, only culinarily! Pardon for any offense, and thanks for your insightful comment and for visiting my little blog.