Easter 2020

Our naturally dyed eggs turned out so pretty this year! We made the most beautiful blue dye from the very dark purple Nebula carrots in the garden.  We did the usual beets and turmeric for red and yellow. 

I woke up very early,  when just the barest white violet light was bathing the dew-soaked garden. It was cool and pleasant,  and i tiptoed around the still blooming primroses to pick rye grass and flowers for the Easter baskets, tucking pretty eggs under fallen poppy petals, in the curled leaves of the Brussels sprouts, and among the beets and love-in-a-mist. 

 We made wonderful poppyseed bread,  which my grandmother always baked for Easter and Christmas. 

That evening we made a homegrown dinner with hamburgers and vegetables from the garden.  The Teenager played bad dance party music for us while we were cooking, and the girls and i pretended to disco dance while chopping carrots and making deviled eggs. It was a really fun evening. I’m so thankful for all of our blessings. 
Wishing you a happy and peaceful week!

9 Comments Add yours

  1. tonytomeo says:

    Those eggs are rad!

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    1. Some years they all end up faded yellow.

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    2. It cut me off for some reason! Was supposed to say, aren’t they? This was a good year. Some years they are only faded yellow.

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      1. tonytomeo says:

        Faded yellow is not bad if it is a tradition that everyone enjoys doing. A bit of extra color is probably even better, but probably not necessary.

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      2. It’s always nice when there are more colors of course!

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      3. tonytomeo says:

        They’re all the same inside.

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      4. Lol, I’ve told the girls that before

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