Easter eggs

  1. Okay, I haven't learned how to do this and am trying anyway because I think this is finally worth it. I bought this digital camera in January and am just now trying to put something from it through the internet.

    These are some Latvian Easter eggs (with a very different twist!) that my friend and I made the other day. She has been doing this for many years and bringing these in to work for many of us; in the last 3-4 years, she has been teaching some of us how to do it also.

    It took us about 4 hours to end up with 5 dozen eggs; the longest time involved was the cooking them in the onion-skin broth although the "decorating" can be rather touchy too; we broke several eggs just wrapping them.

    Let's see if I can do this. This first image is the normal way of decorating Latvian eggs; the next images are her special twist on the tradition.


    (edited to remove my homepage addy from public post)
    Last edit by Jenny P on Apr 23, '03
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  2. 14 Comments

  3. by   Jenny P
    I tried and tried to do this a different way, I am only leaving it up here a week because I don't want my homepage up here forever. Sorry!
  4. by   ats
    Jenny, those are sooooo cool!

    And the way you designed the page... it's MAHVAHLOUS!!!! Your son couldn't have done better!!! *snort*

    Make sure you tell him that

    Char
  5. by   Jenny P
    My son says "Thank Apple for that one; they were the designers of such an easy web site!" I don't know what the heck I'm doing there yet; but it was fairly easy once he told me how to get there and do it. And I'm glad he did tell me to get rid of the picture numbers too!
  6. by   Shamrock
    Very pretty, will make the Easter Bunny proud!!
  7. by   NRSKarenRN
    Jealous here in PA.

    We just use a wax candle to write names on them--dye eggs according to kids favorite colors, then MAYBE put stickers on.
    Teenagers still looking forward to Easter Egg hunt-lasts 2 minutes.
  8. by   valk
    Those are some elegant Easter eggs Jenny.
    We just stick with the food coloring & wax crayon here, but we did get some pretty ones by putting rubber bands on the eggs. Nothing like yours though.
  9. by   zudy
    Really pretty Jenny! I still love doing the Easter eggs every year, mine aren't elegant like yours, but it's still fun!
  10. by   NRSKarenRN
    Art
    Latvian Easter Eggs
    Place about 6 -8 layers of onion skin on each piece of 8 inch square cloth.
    Place bits of design material such as rice, leaves, flower petals, on top of the onion skin.
    Place an egg on top of the above material and wrap carefully.
    Tie the cloth tightly
    Place in a pot of water and boil 30 min.
    Cool and untie egg. The color will range from yellow to brown. Experiment with different types of onions.
  11. by   Jenny P
    Originally posted by NRSKarenRN
    Art
    Latvian Easter Eggs
    Place about 6 -8 layers of onion skin on each piece of 8 inch square cloth.
    Place bits of design material such as rice, leaves, flower petals, on top of the onion skin.
    Place an egg on top of the above material and wrap carefully.
    Tie the cloth tightly
    Place in a pot of water and boil 30 min.
    Cool and untie egg. The color will range from yellow to brown. Experiment with different types of onions.
    Wow, Karen! That isn't how we did it, but I'm definitely going to give THAT way a try real soon! I saved onion skins for a whole year, I had close to 2 pounds of the darn things in a mesh bag under my sink, and used a large portion of that with a couple quarts of water to make a broth. We used squares of nylons to tie the flowers, leaves, and onion skins very tightly against the eggs; then gently boiled them for about 40 minutes.
  12. by   Chiaramonte
    Beautiful, just beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing, Jenny & Karen!!
    Will be trying them today!
  13. by   NICU_Nurse
    Do you mean actual onion skin, or is that a term for some cooking doo-dad? ( Kitchen? I have a kitchen?)

    If meant literally, does the onion skin flavor the eggs or no?
  14. by   Jenny P
    Originally posted by Kristi2377
    Do you mean actual onion skin, or is that a term for some cooking doo-dad? ( Kitchen? I have a kitchen?)

    If meant literally, does the onion skin flavor the eggs or no?
    Kristi, we are talking about that papery thin dry outer skin of an onion; not some strange and odd kitchen doo-dad. And no, it doesn't flavor the eggs at all! The only thing that it does is color the shells a light tan-yellow to a beautiful deep golden brown.

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