Natural dyes

This was the first year we were able to dye eggs with all home grown dyes: turmeric, beets, red Brussels sprouts leaves, mulberries and spiderwort flowers. 

Natural Easter egg dyes

Easter dyes

The natural dyes are so subtle and beautiful. They blend in beautifully with nature and are really hard to find. 

Easter eggs

I woke up early to cut dewy grass and flowers for Easter baskets. 

Easter basket

The only candy we had was homemade honey taffy, made by boiling 2 cups of honey with 1/2 cup butter and pouring it out on a pan with parchment paper. It is kneaded and shaped with buttered hands once it has cooled. 

Honey taffy

 In the mad rush of last week i actually forgot to buy anything for Easter when i was in town, and when we went to make marshmallow peeps, we realized the teenager had used all the gelatin in smoothies for his protein supplement while he’s on a bodybuilder kick. Taffy was the only thing i could come up with using the ingredients we had. 

At least we always have eggs on hand!

Egg hunt

Partly due to the natural dyes and partly because of the rambling nature of of the garden we found all but two eggs.

Egg hunt

I am sure we will come across them again at some point in the garden…

Easter eggs

We baked our traditional poppyseed bread, and this year the walnut version as well, and we had a lot of friends and family over for Easter dinner. 

 Poppy seed bread

 Celebrations finished, now there is plenty of work to be done. 
I hope you also had a lovely Sunday!

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Love the egg colours we are aiming to do that next year, such fun.

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  2. Ravenna says:

    The eggs are beautiful and that candy looks delish!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. It was good but really, really sweet!


  3. tonytomeo says:

    That is SO excellent that you dyed the eggs like that. I do not dye eggs (I really dislike such traditions for Easter.), but if I did, It would need to be done like this.

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      1. tonytomeo says:

        You are welcome.


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