Saturday, November 2
Koliva for Bruce
Here is a bowl of koliva to mark the 40th day of our dear Mr. Bruce John who fell asleep in the Lord suddenly.
Koliva is usually made with boiled wheat, sweetener, fruits, nuts, spices, and herbs to symbolize death and Resurrection: Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a grain of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.
I made this one with sushi rice (due to time constraints), powdered sugar, a dash of vanilla, cinnamon, dried sour cherries, dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, raisins, goji berries, cacao, and dried apples. I also decorated the top with whole pecans placed in the shape of a cross.