Yesterday we celebrated the Vyasa Puja of my husband’s spiritual master, Srila Gour Govinda Swami. Normally we have a program for Maharaja’s disappearance day; we are usually in the process of packing and moving around the time of VP. But we are feeling more and more settled these days so we decided to go for it.
The program was small and casual. The menu was “French Colonial Middle Eastern” and consisted of tarragon/thyme lentil soup (Veganomicon recipe…ginger subbed in for garlic and some spinach added for good measure), chickpea pate, tossed green salad, fresh from the oven croissants, strawberry and saffron cardamom peach jam with Tahitian vanilla bean rice pudding for dessert. Simple yet filling.
My husband near his new pomegranate tree. This pic has nothing to do with Vyasa Puja. Yet.
VEnumadhava having a fresh baked croissant for breakfast.
The day after: I had some leftover dough in the fridge which I rolled and baked for my fam’s breakfast. The croissants were not very flaky…made in a bit of a rush and with half the butter per batch but they were so light and delicious! For the program I quadrupled the recipe. They all went (around 48 croissants baked) despite the small crowd.
Sri Sri Gaura Nitai dressed for VP. Pic taken at end of day…flowers droopy.
The Birthday Swami