So the buzz is Judas wasnâ€™t such a bad guy after allâ€¦have you folks been following all this global discussion about the Gospel according to Judas (and a pretty good National Geographic Channel documentary on it as well)? I donâ€™t normally delve into religious waters but it is Easter, after all. So, first of all, Marketman and family wish you all a Happy Easter, if you celebrate it, and a Happy Sunday if you donâ€™t. I didnâ€™t even know there were originally as many as 30 gospels and some church scholars just axed all of them except 4â€¦ Hmmm, gotta wonder how accurate the â€œbookâ€ isâ€¦ At any rate, letâ€™s not get into a serious discussion today so I will segue into Easter eggs, chocolates and other goodies. My family and I have been out of town at the Batangas shore, without email access, for several days now, hence the lack of reactions to your comments since Monday so we will at this point be seriously overfed, lethargic and downright good targets for skin cancer.
I always think my now 10 year old daughter will have outgrown Easter eggs but it seems family traditions die hard. She has again requested that we make Easter eggs and I have brought several dozen eggs, food color and vinegar to make the dyes stick. We will also use wax, crayons, toothpicks, etc. to add texture, designs, etc. to the eggs. If you didnâ€™t see my post from last Easter, you may want to have a quick look see here. At any rate, we also have an Easter Egg Hunt in the garden every year (using recyclable plastic eggs) and bags of goodies for the participants and guests. Itâ€™s a childhood thing but Easter at our house isnâ€™t complete with those outrageous sugar eggs from Goldilockâ€™s that have a few candies inside. I never ate these things, just associated them with the Easter holidays. Oh, and if you have your own hunt, remember to have a LOT of eggs! Nothing worse than going to an organized egg hunt and finding nothing as the older kids swoop through the garden at the speed of light.
Easter goodies wouldnâ€™t be complete without some chocolate eggs or bunnies, either. Here, a nice bowl of foil covered chocolate eggs in various pastel colors from an indulgent aunt. Chocolate companies have become so marketing savvy that even these foil eggs are brandedâ€¦plain hersheyâ€™s chocolate, butterfinger eggs and Nestle Crunch eggsâ€¦hmmm, a bit much, I agree. At any rate, if you are searching madly at the last minute for an Easter gift for a young one, dash to the Peninsula Hotel in Makati as their bakeshop has surprisingly modestly priced chocolate bunnies on offer. A medium sized chocolate bunny was PHP300, wrapped and be-ribboned as well! Again, I hope you have all had a nice Holy Week break and a joyous Easter! Now if only my thyme plant would rise from the deadâ€¦