Tuesday, April 2, 2013

More on coloring Easter eggs . . .

Next year, be sure to color your Easter eggs with all natural dye (onion skins)  [see http://marashgirl.blogspot.com/2011/04/have-you-started-saving-your-onion.html], but beware of   dying your pot as well!  The beautiful white interior of Marash Girl's largest Le Creuset pot is now the color of dried blood -- er, rather the color of Armenian Easter eggs after they have been hardboiled with the skins of yellow onions!  A natural dye for all seasons!

Next Easter, Marash Girl will be sure to use a stainless steel pot when dying her Easter Eggs.

N.B. Armenians are not the only ones to use onion skins as a natural dye.  A note from a colleague in Germany assured Marash Girl that he, too, used onion skins, along with other natural dyes, to dye Easter Eggs.  And on a recent trip to Sturbridge Village, Iffar and Enila found onion skins among the herbs that were used for natural dyes in early New England!


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