May 5: The other Easter
May 6, 2013 § 2 Comments
You may not know that today was the Orthodox Easter. We didn’t do much, but we did color one egg using my favorite technique: in onion skins. J. did a great job explaining this “Serbian” way of coloring eggs to his dad, and I will explain it to you: you may find flowers or leaves to put on the egg; then wrap it in onion skins, making sure the whole egg is colored. Wrap in cheese cloth, tie with a string, and put into cold water (I have learned that you put eggs in cold water and then boil them with the water to avoid cracking), then cook for 10-15 minutes. Voila!
Depending on the type of onion you use, colors vary. I remember dark ocher eggs from my childhood.