April 7, 2015

Shopping for Easter

I hope you all had a lovely Easter and Passover weekend. We had a most enjoyable holiday here at the farm. About 55-guests joined me for a delicious lunch prepared by Chef Pierre of PS Tailored Events (I made the desserts and the ham and the fruit salad) before we all gathered outdoors for my annual Easter egg hunt for the children. And, despite the forecast for rain, the weather held up pretty well, too.

All big parties take a lot of preparation, but I always enjoy looking for unique and interesting ingredients to add to the event’s menu. This year, I visited a few specialty shops in Brooklyn and Manhattan that had some of the best and most unusual foodstuffs and treats. I also used some of my favorite, most dependable online sources.

Here is a fun gallery of photos I hope will inspire your next party-prep shopping spree. Enjoy.