Saturday, April 19th, 2014

An Easter Non-Feast

photoI know these aren’t dyed in pastel colors, but this is where our decorated Easter eggs will end up come Sunday morning: A pre-church breakfast of hardboiled eggs over buttered toast with salt, what could be better? Well I guess a side of bacon could be better but you get the idea.P1300233

I actually have no idea what I’m cooking this year. To be honest, I’ve run out of steam in the cooking-for-events-and-major-holidays department, so I might be making this one super easy on myself and just make a spread of lovely cheese and bread, maybe sliced ham, a green salad with green goddess dressing, and a lemon tart bedecked with raspberries. I’m also a little obsessed with pink grapefruit at the moment—I’m craving it all of the time…why is that?—so perhaps I’ll mix up a few glasses of my favorite new cocktail (see below). So this year’s Easter non-feast will b no cooking, mostly tossing and slicing.  One of these days I’m going to get myself invited to an Italian-American Easter feast just so I can get a slice of pizza rustica. But until then, have a lovely holiday and happy hunting!


Pink Grapefruit Cocktail

Juice from 1 large grapefruit (fresh squeeze if possible)

Juice from 1 lime


Gin (the good stuff if you can; I like Hendricks’s)


Fill a high ball or juice glass 3/4 of the way with ice. Add grapefruit juice 1/3 of the way, a splash of lime juice, a small amount of agave (perhaps 1/4 tsp), a jigger of gin (or to your taste/tolerance). Pour into a shaker and shake vigorously to combine. Pour back into highball glass (refilled 3/4 of the way with fresh ice) and top off with tonic. Stir gently to combine. Enjoy.


3 Responses to An Easter Non-Feast

  1. Kathy says:

    Simple is where it’s at. And that cocktail looks heavenly….

  2. Herbandolive says:

    Where did you get such a lovely lime? All the limes around here have been total crap, and $$$ to boot. Apparently there is some kind of disease or blight that is making them hard to come by. And I’m going totally non-conformist and making your carnitas from several years back for Easter.

    • admin says:

      Hi HerbandOlive–
      I’ve been hearing all about this Lime-Ageddon–according to NPR we may also have an avocado shortage this summer!–and I’m very nervous about the day I show up at the supermarket and the limes are just not there. But as of now, my Shop Rite in NJ is still carrying nice ones…who knows how. One good tip I saw on David Lebovitz’s Instagram is that he’s been hoarding limes, juicing the all, pouring the juice into ice cube trays, and freezing it for later. That’s my next plan!

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