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!

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Depending on the type of onion you use, colors vary. I remember dark ocher eggs from my childhood.

 

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§ 2 Responses to May 5: The other Easter

  • roylcoblog says:

    This is a tradition in our family as well 🙂 I would like to see how they finished. Did you put any designs on them?

    • Ksenija Simic-Muller says:

      No, not this time. There were some clovers on the egg before it was boiled so there is a bit of a design there. Traditionally we also oil the eggs after they are done, but we didn’t this time.

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