Tag: Easter

Easter, Meats

Garlic – Crusted Roast Rack of Lamb

Roasted rack of lamb is a brilliant centerpiece dish because it looks impressive and this recipe here is surprisingly easy to make. It includes just five ingredients, but the result is terrific. The meat is simply rubbed with plenty of garlic, rosemary, olive oil and salt before roasting. I served it with my mushroom risotto. This creamy […]

Easter, Fish, Germany

Matjes Herring Tartare

Ash Wednesday marks the end of all New Year’s and Carnival festivities, and the beginning of the 40 days long Lent. The word Carnival derives from Latin “carne vale” – meat, farewell! Religious people are fasting today and abstain from meat. Some people, like myself, use Lent to exercise self – discipline.  I’m giving up desserts, sweets, […]

Desserts, Easter, Poland, Recipes

Polish Easter Babka

This cake is traditionally baked in the Christian regions of Eastern Europe for Easter and is one of the typical Easter foods being blessed on Holy Saturday. The blessing of the Easter food or the “Swieconka” is a tradition dear to the heart of every Pole. Being deeply religious, he is grateful to God for […]