Saturday 11 April 2020

Happy Easter

 Not much is happening that I could post about so I just went around the house and took pictures of yellow things. Yellow seems to be the colour of Spring.

The tea cup with Daffodils inside has no saucer. Someday I hope to find the matching one.

 This one has the Daffs on the outside of the cup and it also has the saucer!

I baked Paska buns instead of larger loaves.  They disappeared so fast I had to make a second batch.
The icing and the sprinkles on top are part of the tradition. My Mom made hers in tall tins which is how she remembered them from her own childhood.  I can't remember if the tins she used were empty Crisco tins or something else. Maybe my sisters will know.

I found a photo on the internet of how my mom's loaves looked!!  These have sprinkles but no icing. That would not be acceptable around here.We like our icing too much.

I wish everyone a very joyous Easter. I know it will be very different from usual and that's sad but hopefully soon our world will return to normal.

Granny Marigold


  1. Beautiful yellow! I saw the first daffodil of the season here yesterday on my walk but it's supposed to be 26 tonight so I'm afraid it will be gone tomorrow. I'll have to come back here and look at yours. Spring is such a season of hope.
    Wishing you a wonderful Easter my friend.

  2. Sweet ceremonies in your loving home!

    Let's be hopeful, released and happy about the resurrection of Jesus Christ!

    Greetings and blessings to you and to your family from Dori from the Bavarian Forest

  3. I know that bread! Some places call it Paska / Pascha and some kuliach! I have a small one we will use this year! 💗 lovely cheery yellow. God bless you this Easter 😊💛💛💛💛

  4. Happy Easter! I am hoping we can return to normal soon...but have a feeling it is going to be a good while.

  5. Oh yum! Unlike you, I have unfortunately not continued the tradition of making Paska which is too bad as I miss it. It brings back so many memories. Sorry to say I cannot remember what kind of tin cans Mom used to bake hers in. However, it is like you say - very important to have icing and sprinkles. My in-law's tradition is lemon cream cheese icing and, though it is tasty, it is not the same as how we grew up! Today will require an extra dose of positive thinking as it's sad not to be able to get together with family. Especially now in our isolation, we crave most what we hold dear. L.

  6. Your paska looks so good. I found a recipe which made 1 loaf, rather then the one I would have used from years past. It looks different this year, and looks like the last picture you posted, I put it in a cake pan. Nothing on top, not my choice. I think it would be rather good with the sprinkles and frosting. "That is not how mom made" I would hear. Oh well, maybe one day I will make one like that for myself, maybe next year. I've done it the other way for 25 years. I'd like to see how that tastes, sure looks good. Happy Easter. Love the yellow, so springy...

  7. Happy Easter to you and yours too. We are all adapting on what is usually a family celebration day. Technology keeps us together still.

  8. How cheerful and pretty your daffodils are, and your Paska Buns look and sound delicious (I just looked up the recipe!). Hope your Easter has been a happy one. Take care, Mxx

  9. Happy Easter to you and your family. I remember mom making Paska in honey tins and Roger's syrup tins. Fond memories! Chris

  10. I wish you a blessed and happy Easter!

  11. Awww, this is such a sweet Easter post. I've never heard of paska buns but they sure look delicious. I love the third teacup with the flowers on the outside. Happy Easter.

  12. Happy Easter! I have no idea about getting rid of the wild bleeding hearts, just dig as many roots out as you can would be my advice. Do you not like them filling in the gaps around the perennials, or do they overwhelm them?

    1. I like it in some areas but it's trying to take over!!

  13. Wishing you a blessed and joyous Easter right back. Those buns look delicious.

  14. Happy Easter, GM!! Those paska buns look fabulous, and I've never heard of them before! I would want the icing too, yes. We had a quiet, unusual Easter. No sunrise service by the river. No music. No dinner with family. But we are safe at home, and oh so thankful! Blessings to you and yours.

  15. I've never made nor eaten Paska buns!
    Yellow is a happy color!!

  16. Loving your teacups! OOh...those buns looks so good girl! Are you sharing the recipe? Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  17. I am always in awe of teacup collection... mine is slowly growing but not a patch on yours
    I have never heard of Paska Buns... but they look I will find the recipe and add it ti my todo list
    Hope you had a lovely Easter
    Phoebe x

  18. A warm greeting to you.
    Yes at Easter we were a little sad this year because the children were missing.
    Fortunately, we are in touch with the phone and photos every day.
    Your cups is beautiful ... I love it. Thank you for the nice pictures.
    Make your time as nice as you can.
    Greetings from me. Viola

  19. ... oh yes :-)) the little Easter cakes ... so wonderful :-)