Happy Easter to all my fellow Christians!
I’m not celebrating Easter today.. I am Syrian-Orthodox (nothing to do with Syria) so our Easter this year is on the first of May. More about my religion and culture in future posts..!
But that doesn’t mean that I can’t share with you guys how I color the eggs for Easter not using paint. Yes you read that right.. NO PAINT!! The things I use to color the eggs are all natural, curious? Good, read on.
- Eggs (as many as will fit in the pan you are using)
- Onion peels, red and/or white, of at least 20 onions (I start saving weeks in advance)
- A few tea bags
- Water as much as needed to cover the eggs and peels in the pan
- 2 tbs Vinegar
To add motive on the eggs:
- Baby leaves
- Fishnet tights
- Use your imagination
First get the eggs that you want to have a motive on. Put one egg in a fishnet tight, make a knot right on top of the egg, add another egg, again knot, add another egg until you have no more fishnet tight left.
Get another egg and put a baby leaf on it, put the egg and baby leaf in regular tights and knot it again at the top of the egg, repeat with as many eggs fit in the tights (or as many eggs you’d like to have a motive on). Then put the onion peels, tea bags and eggs in a large pan, add cold water and the vinegar. Bring to a boil and cook for about 15-20 min. The longer the eggs stay in the water the intenser the color will be.