Thursday, April 01, 2010

Red Eggs and Holy Week

We are VERY excited for Pascha. We've tried to get all preparations done today which included shopping, way more errands than I ever like to drag my kids to, church this morning, cleaning, and a fun project: St. Mary Magdalene's Red Eggs - from the most venerable Evlogia blog. Thanks to Mary for always sharing so much beauty with the world.
We started with white eggs. Hannah was a good helper.
After peeling two dozen onion skins off, we place two dozen eggs in a pot. Then we added the water and vinegar.

We followed the instructions to let the eggs and onion skin water cool and then placed them in the fridge over night, and for most of today.


And we've got ourselves some lovely brick red eggs. I'm pretty happy with the outcome, though I wish I had bought bigger onions because I think they would have come out with a more vibrant red. I purchased my onions from Trader Joes, and they were quite small, and didn't have as much skin as ones I could have gotten from a regular grocery store bag. So, next year I will be sure to get those. But cool project and all natural!! I still need to shine them up with the oil, so that should make them even prettier.
Have a most wonderful Pascha!



8 Comments:

Blogger Yara said...

Cool!

6:04 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Wow, those did come out pretty! I bet they'll look fantastic when you shine them. Good project!

9:43 PM  
Blogger Lauren S. said...

thanks!

just wanted to pop in and add that after they completely dried, and oiled them up they are markedly more red. yay!

11:18 AM  
Blogger Michelle M. said...

Those are beautiful! I have give up on making red eggs because no one in our family eats them. :) Maybe one of these days we'll have a child who like hard boiled eggs.

7:27 PM  
Blogger Mom said...

Great photos, did you turn off the flash?

8:33 PM  
Blogger jenny baker said...

i hope you get your naps in today!!

9:43 AM  
Blogger Lauren S. said...

yes mom! :)

jenny - i'm going to try to put the whole family to bed @ 7 to be prepared for an early wake up call! :)

3:30 PM  
Blogger elizabeth said...

beautiful!

Christ is Risen! Blessed Pascha to you and your family!

8:28 AM  

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