Friday, April 6, 2012

Suur Reede

Today was Suur Reede (Good Friday, but literally translated: "Great Friday"), so my host family and I "painted" eggs naturally, naturally.
When I say naturally, I mean naturally... This is the traditional process used to color eggs -- no artificial food coloring necessary!

Step 1: Get some raw eggs, onions, tea leaves (optional), pieces of fabric, scissors, and string.

Step 2: Place an egg in the fabric swatch and surround it completely with onion skins.
Step 3: Then wrap them up.

Step 4: Boil them.

Step 5: Unwrap and admire!

If you want, go ahead and polish them with some olive oil.

To me they look like eggs made of polished hardwood, which is much more interesting than your standard blue and green Easter egg!

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