Friday, March 30, 2012

Onion Skin Dyed Easter Eggs

When we were kids
Easter was one of our favourite holidays!
I have four brothers and three sisters.
We would carefully place our winter hats and toques
on the sofa that took up one wall in the dining room
On Easter morning, our eight hats were filled with
chocolate goodies, skipping ropes, rubber balls and
"bunny eggs"

Before the big day
we would dye some eggs with the
traditional pastel colour tabs, water and vinegar
in a row of tea cups
We dunked the hard boiled eggs in
and out of the colours until the desired colour was achieved.
But, mother (aka the Easter Bunny)
 dyed some special "bunny eggs"
as she called them, with
the brown onion skins she had been saving
for a few months before Easter!
These were the eggs that, in later years, she used for
the grandchildren's outdoor Easter Egg Hunt 
They make a beautiful addition to
the Easter Decor.

I haven't made "bunny eggs" for quite a few years
but wanted to try them again
this year.
I also wanted to try doing a design on these eggs
by pressing parsley and celery leaves against
the eggs before wrapping them in the
onion skins, to create a batik effect.
I learned about doing this from one of the cooks
of Croatian decent who works at the college.

I love how they turned out!!

I think I'll save the onion skin water and make another batch!!!

Till next time ........... enjoying the season and remembering the reason!


  1. They really are very cool Rosella! Glad you decided to re-visit this method of coloring eggs.

  2. Your eggs are gorgeous...this looks like a project my mom would have made :) We always had great fun dying eggs!

  3. Those are such pretty eggs Rosella. I love your memory of Easter as well. It was also one of my favorites. I think I should dye a bunch of eggs start out brown so the eggs are all quite natural looking even with commercial dyes.

  4. cant believe its almost Easter already,what happened to March? went to the syrup festival in elmira on sat.ate too much good food but had a good time.easter eggs look amazing,,you create such good memories.bye for now

  5. What a great idea! These Easter eggs are so elegant!

  6. Please send some of those gorgeous eggs my way...Your decorating looks so authentic and creative. I'm not sure what I will do yet...usually the boys come and help paint eggs.

  7. I've never seen this! So pretty!

  8. Here is a link to how I make my lattice crusts...the photos show it much better than I could ever describe :) I'm going to attach this link to my post, too...thanks for the idea!!!

  9. Oh those are soooo pretty! If I had time I would tackle these little beauties for my table....another year:)

  10. Your onion skin dyed eggs really are pretty. I like the return to tradition!


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