I hope that you all had a lovely Easter. I did. Although it did sneak up on me a little bit--okay a lot. Also I really found myself missing Easter in the UK where they gave me 3 weeks off of school and I traveled Europe in the same easy manner that people in Utah head down to Vegas or St. George for some warm weather. But since I am not in the UK and do not have 3 weeks to travel around and enjoy yummy European foods, the Easter I had was rather nice. We even had some lovely Easter weather. It may come as no surprise to you that my favorite part of Easter this year once again revolves around the food. In particular this cake:
It may not actually look like much but it was really, really very nice. I borrowed the recipe from Oh Happy Day and I think you will agree with me that it is really quite simple. The recipe for the lemon curd filling comes from Epicurious via Stephmodo (It doesn't say in the initial recipe but you do need to strain it after cooking). I think it is so cool that I made my own lemon curd from scratch. Now all I need to do is buy a lemon tree and I can grow the lemons as well. How cool would that be? This recipe is a definite keeper and I highly recommend it to you!
Another bit of fun I did was grow some grass for an Easter Dinner centerpiece and surprise, surprise it actually turned out really well (the second time around--had to scrap the first attempt. Only I could mess up growing grass). Here it is:This idea comes from Design Mom (or at least came to me from Design Mom) and the result makes me smile so much every time I look at it that this will definitely become one of my rites of Spring. One of the metal buckets has even made it up to my room for permanent display.
Anyway, I rambled a bit. I hope you did have a really nice holiday.