Keeping the Feast on Easter


This year, we’ll celebrate Easter with Mass in the morning at St. Mary of the Lake Church in Lakewood, then take a drive around the lake before heading home to prepare the part of the feast that is traditionally ours: spiral ham and fresh Jersey asparagus with chopped, hard boiled eggs. It’s a marvelous part … Continue reading

Setting the table for Holy Week


A couple of years ago, Robert Kysela a colleague at The Monitor, who is of Czech heritage, contributed a Holy Week recipe traditionally served in his home on Easter. This led me to researching customs connected to Holy Week in the Czech Republic. It was then that I discovered “Zeleny ctvrtek” (Green Thursday) — the strict … Continue reading