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.