Happy Easter & Eggs

Passover Seder Plate
Which Includes The Beitzah (Roasted Egg)
I would like to wish a very Happy Easter to all of you who are celebrating tomorrow! May it be a glorious day for you and your families, full of blessings and love.
For our family, Passover began at sundown this past Wednesday. Needless to say, I had been quite busy shopping, cooking and preparing for Passover. I look forward to sharing more about our Passover meal in an upcoming post. Today, in honor of Passover and Easter, I thought it might be neat to put together a compilation of some of the egg dishes that have been featured on Taste With The Eyes.

My nephew, Stone, peels the hard-boiled eggs for Passover.
Passover
The Beitzah (roasted egg) on the Seder Plate reminds us of the the festival offering brought by our ancestors to the Temple in Jerusalem. It is a symbol of life and the perpetuation of existence. At the Seder in our home, we serve hard-boiled eggs with the first course, which can be dipped in salt water, representative of the Israelites’ tears over suffering and slavery.
Easter
Throughout history, eggs have been associated with Easter celebrations. The egg is seen as symbolic of the grave and life renewed or resurrected by breaking out of it. A red colored-egg symbolizes the blood of Christ redeeming the world and human redemption through the blood shed in the sacrifice of the crucifixion. The egg itself is a symbol of resurrection: while being dormant it contains a new life sealed within it. (from Wikipedia)
If you have something to share regarding the symbolism of the egg in your religion or culture please leave a comment, it would be very interesting to hear about it.


PASSOVER ROUND-UP 2009

It’s not too late to join in the Passover Round-up 2009! It will post on April 17th. If you participated in a Seder this year, I hope you will join us. Please send me a photo of your Seder plate, Passover dish(es), or your Passover table. There are no rules to take part, just email your photo to tastewiththeeyes AT cox DOT net, and tell me a little about you and your Seder photo.
Wishing you a very special Easter.
“Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life.”
– S.D. Gordon

P.S. In honor of Easter, you might enjoy the beautiful photos and interesting text on the blog of my dear friend of many years, Father Adam. It’s called Monastery Daily Photo: Views From and Within a Roman Catholic Monastery in Northern California.

23 thoughts on “Happy Easter & Eggs”

  1. Lori,
    This is amazing! I’m going to have to come back Monday and really look everything over. I’m so excited to see how you celebrate Passover. Is it just one night? I’m baking for Easter today which is why I’ll be back Monday. Peace.

  2. It’s amazing how many ways the egg can be used and prepared in different dishes. Those look simply scrumptious. I would like a plate of each, please. 😛

    Happy Easter!!

  3. LL, all I can say is:
    The Incredible, Edible Egg”.

    I eat them everday and could not live without them. Screw high cholesterol!
    Happy Passover!

  4. Look at all that glorious food! You’re amazing Lori Lynn. I got your message about the carrots, I can’t wait to see your version!
    Happy Passover to you and your family!
    Hugs,
    Marie

  5. Great post, Lori Lynn. I like the way you tied in the two holidays and the symbolism of eggs. I never realized how many egg-themed recipes you have on here.

    Elra posted about wishing she had time to participate in your event. You might want to let her know she has until the end of the week.

  6. I love eggs like crazy. I’m an egg-fiend. thank you SO much for all these glorious recipes. I’m bookmarking all of them.

  7. Eggstra special! 🙂

    I am looking forward to your Passover-Roundup and learning about your Pesach customs.

    Happy Passover!

  8. Lori,
    I was finally able to peruse at my leisure! That is so interesting about the egg dipped in the Isrealites tears! Do you eat the roasted egg? Does the roasting have any significance?

  9. Thanks Everyone! Please check back on April 17th for the Passover Round-up.

    To answer Joie de vivre’s questions, my understanding is as follows:

    A roasted egg symbolizes the korban chagigah (festival sacrifice) that was offered in the Temple in Jerusalem and roasted and eaten as part of the meal on Seder night. The sacrifice was roasted, hence the symbolic egg is roasted.

    Some texts also consider the egg a symbol of mourning evoking the idea of mourning over the destruction of the Temple and our inability to offer any kind of sacrifices in honor of the Pesach holiday.

    The beitzah is not eaten or handled during the Seder.

    A note on roasting an egg; boil first then make sure to pierce or crack the shell! Prior to knowing this, I had one explode on me upon removing from the oven, and there was egg all over the kitchen and ceiling, and a piece of shell lodged just below my eyebrow. Yikes!

    Lori Lynn

  10. I am excited to find your blog! I unfortunately am too late to share in the round-up with our seder plate, but can I submit a recipe?

    I made so many things this year, but I kept forgetting to take pictures!

    😉 amy

  11. Passover at your house looks like a yummy holiday! Happy Holidays to you, and thanks for sharing this with us!
    ~Abby

  12. Hum, que de délicieuses recettes avec des oeufs ! J’adore les oeufs, les oeufs à la coque, les oeufs au plat, les oeufs brouillés, j’adore !

  13. Happy Passover! I’m totally late this year having just come back from London and missed our regular family ceder. I’ve actually attempted to make something last night for your round-up but as I was missing some ingredients (having not enough time to write a shopping list) the dish didn’t come out as perfect as I wanted it to be 🙂 I am looking forward to seeing your Passover round-up!

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