Sunday, 24 April 2011

Happy Easter everyone!

photos credit:   Explora Cuisine

I thought I'd share with you a style of naturally dyed Easter eggs traditional to my country.
My own eggs - which I color every year following this technique - have not happened this Easter due to insufficient prep. There is not much planning required at all - you just need to have handy sufficient onion leaves - but I'm a total airhead. The pathetic shop dye colored eggs I've ended up with serve me well.

I found however this wonderful blog post by Romanian fellow Alina from Explora Cuisine that has stunning photos to guide you through all stages of the process, and if you scroll down you will find the guidelines in English of how to produce these eggs.
Alina is based in Toronto and her food themed blog is bilingual, which is great. I tell you, this lady whom I've only just discovered myself  is amazing. Her blog is a heaven for the foodie, and brings up recipes from home that I yearn to taste, explained  very clearly and with lots of helpful pics (I'm a visual learner).
Thank you Alina and I hope you ladies and gents enjoys this!



  1. Thank you for the kind words and I'm happy you like my blog :) the reason I started the blog was to show other people what I learn in the kitchen with step by step photos, since I'm always looking for them on other blogs :) Thank you for visiting my blog! Have a very blessed Happy Easter! Hristos a inviat!

  2. I am from Czech Republic and this method of dying eggs is also very popular in my family.
    I like it the most. The colour of the dyed eggs is much better than when you use the artificial colours.

    Have a nice Easter!

  3. Beautiful eggs! No real Easter celebrations here this weekend as I have been working at fairs all the time. The hat has since sold, but it was TINY, in fact child sized. I will let you know if i find another in a larger size! Have a good week, lizzie x

  4. Christos a inviat, Alina!

    It's great to see it's still a spread technique in our part of the world, Blanka. I wonder what other countries in Eastern Europe might be familiar with this.

    Thanks Lizzie!