I was asked today…
“If an oyster could produce something other than a pearl, what in the world do you think would be a cool thing to find in an oyster?”
I explored a lot of options, including diamonds, my favorite food, lobster…even the whimsical, like music or sunshine…but since I was in an Easter mood…
…What if you went and collected a bunch of Gulf oysters, and opened one up, only to be gifted with a Beautifully decorated Easter egg? How cool would that be? (I’m a little biased as I am 1/2 Ukrainian…)
Have you seen Ukrainian Easter eggs? The method of decorating these gorgeous treasures is called “pysanka”.
The designs on the eggs are not actually painted on, but written on with beeswax in the wax-resist method.
It is tradition in many Eastern European countries to decorate eggs for Easter.
Okay…since you will likely never find a Ukrainian Easter egg inside of a lovely oyster, I did find some great recipes that include both oysters and eggs on the BeOysterAware.com recipe page, including Oyster Cakes and Oyster Quiche…
* FYI: Oysters are a low calorie protein, have omega-3 fatty acids, zinc and vitamin B-12…Plus, they are soooo tasty!
I hope you enjoyed today’s installment of Cooking With Kimberly! Until next time…
Eat Deliciously & Happy Easter,
Kimberly Edwards ;D
P.S. What method do you use to decorate your Easter eggs? Tell us in the Comment box below…
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