Posts tagged: Easter

Vegetable Soup for The Starving Time

By , April 21, 2019

Spring, in many traditions, carries the sobering name of “The Starving Time” or words to that effect. Here we are at the time of year when the winter food stores are all but exhausted (if not literally used up) but the planting, just started, hasn’t produced any edibles yet.

As it happens, while today we will eat a more traditional Easter meal in our homestead, it will feature leftover vegetable soup from last night.

pub soup

Pub soup’s final touch (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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Easter Eggs

By , April 24, 2011

It’s Easter Sunday. Among other celebratory activities, we’ll be hiding eggs for Aly to find, perhaps for the last time, as she’ll likely be away at college next year. As is our tradition, we’ll hide plastic eggs, holding back our real eggs to avoid the risk that ravens might steal them.

This year, like in 2007, we tried coloring our eggs with natural dyes. Going natural means settling for less vivid colors, generally, but the results can be quite beautiful.

Our 2007 Easter eggs, naturally dyed with alder bark (browinish), red cabbage (blue), beet (reddish) and others (Photo: Michelle Zeiger).

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