I look forward to Greek Easter every year. Greek Easter is usually celebrated on or after Catholic Easter. This year, Easter is April 19, so in case anyone celebrated on April 12 and wants to have two fun celebrations, get your whisk and grill ready as I share some foodie favorites on what to make for your Greek bonanza.
Like any traditional holiday, Greek Easter is about three things (with the obvious exception of religion): family, food, and fun! I grew up going to a Macedonian Park in Calistoga every year for Easter. The entire family (all 40 of us) would rent a long picnic table and bring different Greek dishes to share. The best way to eat Greek food is family-style. While this year I will miss the smell of lamb cooking on the BBQ, a live Greek band in the background, and Greek dancing snaking throughout the park, I hope to recreate a similar ambiance at home with my favorite dishes, Spotify, and FaceTime.
Here are some Greek classics for you to enjoy!
If you are like me and have younger children with endless amounts of creative energy, then try some of these easy outdoor activities– best part: they can all be done from the comfort of your own backyard! These three have been our go-tos and should guarantee some fresh air, Vitamin D (if the sun comes back out!) and happy children! -Leila
As a Mama to two toddlers & a full time realtor, hitting the gym has been low on my priority list this past year. The silver lining of Shelter in Place has been a renewed focus on my own health. Nothing feels more important than staying strong, flexible, and agile during this strange time. Below are a handful of sites that have made an enormous difference to my mental and physical wellbeing these past few weeks. Hope these resources bring the same joy to you! Tess
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What Casey’s Cooking During Quarantine – 10 Trusted Recipes!!!
I absolutely love to cook. It brings me joy to set a beautiful table, cook a yummy meal and serve those I care for deeply. These days I am cooking more regularly, like every single night. I find that with all the unknowns in our days, I am looking forward to the evening food preparation. A chance to do something normal, sit down together and talk. I hope that these recipes make your evenings easier. Share your favorite recipe below!