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Default Easter cometh (natural Easter egg dying)

Omelet wrote:

> I've not made onion skin eggs since mom passed away. She's the one
> that taught me that trick. :-) I'm currently saving the "paper"
> onion skins that it takes to do it as I want to teach the method to
> my nephews. I'll be sure to take pics this year.
> Wrap raw eggs in dry onion skins, bind with cheese cloth and cotton
> string.
> Hard boil.
> Unwrap, let cool and coat lightly with some cooking oil.
> They really are quite lovely.
> I'll try to take pics this year if I actually do it. It'll depend on
> the babysitting schedule...
> Anyone else use "natural" dyes for doing Easter Eggs?

Years ago I saw something on tv that really caught my
imagination. Similar to the onion skins, wrap the egg in
a red cabbage leaf. The egg wound up with a lovely pale
blue color with veining from the cabbage. Gorgeous.

Of course, I only tried it once, I don't normally do Easter