Red eggs for Easter

Red eggs for Easter are dyed on Holy Thursday..so today I bought a packet of red powdered dye and some eggs ready for tomorrow mornings ritual of dying the eggs.

My mother loved to decorate a few of the eggs using a leaf from her garden and using it as a stencil.  She would place the leaf on a clean egg and place it into some stocking, tie it tightly and slowly immerse it in the red dye.  When ready she would remove the leaves and a lovely leaf pattern would emerge.

I now, as my mother did, polish my red eggs with a little olive oil in some cloth, place them in a bowl and then they take their place on my kitchen table.

I love these traditions.

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