It was fun spending Easter here in Brazil again! This time of year is heaven for chocolate lovers like myself! As you can see from the photo above, one of our traditions on Easter is to gift people with chocolate eggs - not tiny ones, big ones!
Here are my kids (two on the right) and my nephews.
My son was mesmerized by his bunny sister!
Time to give away the eggs:
Even the bunny got some eggs too!! This is my mom with her:
There is nothing better than being a little kid (or being me!) and opening a beautiful chocolate egg and finding a little surprise inside:
For some the surprise does not matter much, they would rather eat the chocolate right away:
And that is how we ended our Easter celebration. Sitting around opening eggs, discovering surprises inside, and enjoying every bite of the chocolate!
Aside from chocolate, we eat lots of seafood during this holiday. Here in Espirito Santo, the tradional seafood dish we make for Easter is called Torta Capixaba, which is an outstanding mix of several kinds of seafood with fresh hearts of palm, all very well seasoned with olive oil, onion, garlic and cilantro. It is also topped with a flufly layer made with beaten egg whites. The dish is cooked and baked in a locally made clay pot that we call Panela de Barro. This year we did not cook the Torta Capixaba but I got a photo off the Internet so you can see it:
Photo by Edson Chagas for GazetaOnLine.com.br
**Updated! Just found a picture of myself eating Torta Capixaba. Here is it is: