Recipe for Curried Hindu Eggs

This is a delicious dish–and perfect to serve at a brunch. This version is an adaptation of a family favorite from my mom and a recipe described by M. F. K. Fisher in An Alphabet for Gourmets.

Now, as those of you who follow us regularly know, we normally post on Tuesdays, but I’m making an exception this week and putting this one up a day early–just on the off chance that some of you have an unusually large quantity of hard-boiled eggs that you’re looking to do something (a little more elegant than egg salad) with.

So here goes:

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These Eggs Are to Dye For!

Those Pysanky Easter Eggs that we talked about earlier this month were gorgeous, no question! But the idea of actually making one was (at least for me)…well…more than a little intimidating. Natural dyes, on the other hand looked like something I might be able to handle. So I gave it a shot and we were all thrilled with the results. Plus, it was a lot of fun.

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Quotes About Growth and Rebirth

In our post about Ukrainian Easter eggs, we talked about how, through the ages and across cultures, the egg has served as a popular springtime symbol, representing fertility, growth and rebirth. With powerful visual reminders in the form of budding trees and bright flowers, it’s logical that many of us find ourselves focused on personal growth and renewal (in addition to spring cleaning!) during this time as well. Here’s what a few others have had to say on the subject…

Nature often holds up a mirror so we can see more clearly the ongoing processes

of growth, renewal, and transformation in our lives.

Author Unknown

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If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone.

John Maxwell

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You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.

Irish saying

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Life is Change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.

Anonymous

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An Egg-stra Special Spring

As every young reader of Dr. Seuss books knows, Sam-I-Am was very persistent in his attempts to get a little friend to try green eggs and ham. And this little friend stubbornly resisted until—finally—he took a tiny taste and discovered that—lo and behold—he did like green eggs and ham after all.

Most kids aren’t so pig-headed. Around this time of year, they generally love eggs of all colors—and especially the bright plastic ones filled with jelly beans and chocolates.

Colorful, decorated eggs are very much a part of the season, and Ukrainian Easter eggs, known as pysanky (pysanky is plural; the singular is pysanka) are some of the most intricately beautiful. Decorated with a wax resist (batik) method, the eggs are not painted on, but written with beeswax (the name comes from the verb pysaty, which means “to write.”)

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