Sunday, March 31, 2013
Deviled eggs can be even more delightful with a few twists.
Like other religious and cultural celebrations we share with family and friends, Easter brings people together for special meals. My memories of that Sunday remind me that we were among the fortunate children. We had Easter baskets filled with decorated eggs, candy and an Easter Bunny waiting for us after church. The celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ also meant a spread of delicious dishes would be served at our home. My mother usually made roasted lamb, mashed potatoes and asparagus or baked ham, sweet potatoes and green beans. Whatever menu she decided on, we always had deviled eggs with Easter dinner. Our family recipe was a southern-style one, with mayonnaise, mustard and pickle relish. Now, cooking large quantities of …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Choosing clean eggs, keeping them refrigerated and cooking them correctly are the keys to hard-cooked eggs that are easy to peel.
Originally published on Patch in March of 2012. Spring is the season of the egg, the time of year when eggs become essential elements of Passover Seder Plates and the favored booty of the Easter Bunny. Five Tips for Making Hard-Cooked Eggs
The cemetery hosts the free service at 6:30 a.m. Sunday.
Easter service at Arlington National Cemetery’s Memorial Amphitheater will take place at 6:30 a.m. Sunday. The service includes a performance by the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” and will be led by Brig. Gen. Charles Ray Bailey, U.S. Army deputy chief of chaplains. The service is nondenominational, free and open to the public. Gates open at 5:15 a.m., according to the cemetery. Parking is available at the cemetery’s visitor’s hall and at the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall parking lot. More: 2012 Easter Sunrise Service at Arlington National Cemetery
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The lottery for the 2013 White House Easter Egg Roll, in its 135th year, opens Feb. 21.
The ticket raffle for the wildly popular White House Easter Egg Roll starts Feb. 21. An online lottery system will distribute thousands of tickets for the 2013 White House Easter Egg Roll. The event is open to children ages 13 and younger and their families. This year’s White House Easter Egg Roll will take place on April 1 on the South Lawn of the White House. The lottery is open at 10 a.m. on Feb. 21. Signing up for the 2013 White House Easter Egg Roll lottery is free. The deadline for lottery entries is at 10 a.m. on Feb. 25. Lottery results will be available on March 1. You will need to create a free account at recreation.gov to be able to enter the lottery when it opens. More information about the event is available at www.whitehouse.…
Friday, April 6, 2012
Rocklands Farm, located a little north of Potomac, is giving families the chance to raise a little spring cheer this year. Families can "rent" chicks to raise through spring and return them later in the year.
Updated Monday, April 16: A local farm is trying something a little different this year to get people interested in farming and supporting local agriculture. Rocklands Farm, near Darnestown, is renting its chicks. "We are running a special program this year to kick off our Spring farmer's market season," said AJ Minite, who works with the farm. "We are giving families an opportunity to borrow our baby chicks for two weeks around Easter time and then they can return them to the farm once they've grown up a bit." This is the first year the farm, just three years operational, has offered the program, but according to Minite interest is growing. One family that decided to take on the challenge has offered to share their experience with Patch…