Happy (Russian Orthodox) Easter!

Today is Russian Orthodox Easter, otherwise known as paskha (пасха). I awoke to a breakfast of kulich, a sweet yeasty bread made with raisins, and brightly colored eggs.

While Russian stores sell a range of dyes, stickers, and wrappings for decorating eggs, some families still prefer the traditional method of using onion skins to dye their eggs. The sepia brown eggs pictured above were dyed using this method.

There were two different kulich at the table– one bought at a grocery store and the other baked at a monastery. The monastery kulich won the taste test hands down.

All in all, it made for a delicious meal and a very good day.

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