Happy Ramblings: Wishing you a Happy Easter!

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Wishing you a Happy Easter!

It has been a very lazy day today. I slept in late, catching up with some well needed sleep. Then I breakfasted on toasted waffles with apple sauce.

The waffles were made last week and then put into the freezer ready for emergencies. I simply popped them into the toaster without the need for defrosting. Wonderful! And there was a bowl of stewed apples in the fridge, made from apples from our tree, which I just passed through a seive to make puree.

Then I spent a couple of hours reading and had a long luxurious bubble bath...bliss. A perfect holiday!

Smoked salmon, salt herrings, pickles, prawn cocktail, salads

Mum and dad made a lovely Easter dinner tonight. We had a cold meal because the weather is still very hot here in here New Zealand, even though it is Autumn. It still feels very strange for me to have Easter in the Autumn. For me Easter means spring flowers...pots of blue hyacinths, daffodils, crocuses.

Easter dessert of Kulich and Pashka

We had Kulich and Pashka for dessert. Mum made the Pashka a few days ago and the Kulich was made this morning. They are my favourite Easter desserts and a Polish tradition that we have had since as far back as I can remember.

The icing on the Kulich is a little sparse because dad doesn't like icing on Kulich and he caught mum putting it on....sigh....I love heaps of icing on Kulich, so I had a little separate bowl of icing to put on my slice when I ate it, so we were all happy :)

I hope that you have a wonderful Easter and that the Easter Bunny is very good to you.


Rose xxx



  1. Dear Rose,
    Shatterhand a beatiful and very tasty table ;)
    Wish you too a happy Easter! And i don't mind if you like to use my pictures in your e-fram :) it Makes me happy when People like my pics...
    Love Mira!

    1. Dear Mira, Thank you so much. I love your pictures, they always make me smile. You are a brilliant photographer.

      Love Rose

  2. Dear Rose,
    I am late but I wish you a great day! We have snow! It is Springtime but we have snow! We all hope to see the warm and cosy weather as soon as possible.
    Mhhh that was a great dinner you had!
    Greetings, Petra

    1. Dear Petra, Thank you. I did have a great day today. It was very relaxing again. I spent this evening sitting outside, with the cats, reading and watching the swallows swooping low, catching flies above the cows.

      I hope you had a lovely Easter holiday. It is funny that you are having Easter in Winter snow and I am having it in Autumn :) I will have to send some of our lovely sunny weather over to you!

      Hugs, Rose

  3. Hi dear Rose,
    hope you and your familiy have had a great Easter! Thanks for you kind and lovely words.
    Wishing you a great week!
    Many greetings from Germany

    1. Hi Bine, Thank you :) We had a lovely Easter. Not too much chocolate this year which is unusual for me!

      A few years ago I found some delightful and delicious little marzipan eggs, that had a thin chocolate coating over the marzipan and then different pastel coloured sugar shells, made in Germany. But our shops didn't import them this year and I have forgotten the brand name. Next year I will look on Ebay and see if I can find them again. They looked so pretty.

      Wishing you a great week too!

      Rose x

  4. Hope you had a wonderful Easter, Rose! This looks like a wonderful spread, love the presentation!

    1. Dear Azlin, Thank you :) I had a lovely Easter, I hope the same for you!

      Rose x

  5. Hyacinths are great perfume flowers.

  6. And I'\m wishing you a happy Easter as well! That's a very lovely greetings and yummy , drooling, treats for Easter. Yum yum

    hugs xxx Michelle