Saturday, April 3, 2010

Easter: Rosie’s Birthday and Pickled Eggs

It’s Rosie’s 2nd birthday today. I can’t believe Rosie’s the same age that Lizzie was when we brought her home from the hospital. She still seems like such a baby, and Lizzie seemed liked such a big girl back then.

What to do for a child on her birthday when she’s on a restricted diet? A gelatin “cake”! 

Happy Birthday Rosie!2010 04Both girls loved it.

After the cake, we decided to crack open our first jar of pickled eggs. This year, we managed to wait 24 hours. Last year we couldn’t stand it and tried them on the first day. They turned out  great.

For me, it wouldn’t be Easter without pickled eggs and beet and horseradish relish.2010 03

One jar down, another one to go!2010 02

Pickled Eggs RECIPE



1 cup white wine vinegar

1 ½ cups beet water

½ cup sugar (white or brown)

1 teaspoon salt

1 bay leaf (liść laurowy)

1 teaspoon whole allspice (ziele angielskie)

1 teaspoon cloves (goździki)

½ teaspoon ginger (imbir)

½ teaspoon whole caraway seeds (kminek)

1 garlic clove – chopped or whole

hard-boiled eggs



  1. Boil eggs and remove shells. Set aside.
  1. Clean and boil beets. Remove beets from water to cool and cut.
  1. In the beet water (1-2 cups), mix garlic, vinegar, sugar, salt and spices. Bring to a boil.
  1. In a large clean jar, layer eggs and beets and fill in with spiced beet water. Close jar tightly and briefly turn upside down. Keep in refrigerator.
  1. Wait at least 12 hours before serving.

We also made…

Horseradish Sauce - Sos Chrzanowy

grated horseradish



a little milk/cream


Beet and Horseradish Relish-  Ćwikła

grated cooked beets

a few spoons of grated horseradish

a teaspoon of vinegar

a teaspoon of sugar

a pinch of salt

a bit of cumin


Vegetable Salad - Sałatka Jarzynowa

Cook and cube potatoes, carrots and celeriac (celery root). Also cube pickles and hard boiled eggs and add peas, corn and (optional) chopped onion. Mix with mayo and season to taste (pepper, parsley, dill).


1 comment:

Tabdel said...

Happy Birthday Rosie!