Melopita (Honey Pie)

A traditional greek cheese and honey cake – traditionally made with Myzithra, though this can be substituted with ricotta cheese.… Read More


 Ingredients: 2 cups, plus 2-3 tablespoons, milk 2 envelopes active dry yeast 8-9 cups bread flour 1 3/4 cups sugar 1 cup almonds, very finely chopped 1 teaspoon salt Grated rind of one orange 2 teaspoons finely ground aniseed 1/4 … Read More

Onion Skin Dyed Pascha Eggs

Include an egg for each person of your family! Often the women of our parish make many onion skin dyed pascha eggs, as they are passed out to those attending the Paschal services after the service is completed.… Read More

Egg cheese – Hrudka

This slightly sweet “cheese” is often used in Pascha baskets to remind us to be moderate in all things. It is wonderful when spread on kulich or pascha bread!… Read More


This recipe from the recipe book “From a Monastery Kitchen” is a classic Pascha basket recipe – a delicious, rich bread topped with a sweet glaze. Often, people in my parish put their Paschal candles in the top of the bread.… Read More

Sirnahya Paska

 This cheese paska recipe from the cookbook “From a Monastery Kitchen” is great for those of us who have trouble getting a smooth texture with the traditional farmer’s cheese based paska recipe. It’s delicious!

Traditional Pascha Lamb Dinner

 Serves 4. Lamb Chops Ingredients 8 lamb chops 1 tablespoon mustard 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped 2 shallots, minced Preparation Marinate the lamb for at least 12 hours. You … Read More

Lazarus Saturday

 The somber tone of Holy Week is preceded by a two day feast commemorating the resurrection of Lazarus who had been dead for 4 days, and the triumphant entry of our Lord into Jerusalem. It is significant that Holy Week … Read More

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