Egg Decoration Approaches!

Yup, it’s that time of the year again! This weekend we will no doubt all be completing that time honoured tradition of decoration hard boiled eggs with our little ones.

My friend Sara over at http://sarandipity9702.wordpress.com/ (one day I will learn how to put a hyperlink into one of these posts, but apparently that day isn’t here yet) wrote a cool post today about how she solves the problem of the eggs splitting during cooking. It’s something my Mum used to do when we were kids as well- putting a small hole in the bottom of the egg with a needle before cooking. It lets the air out of the egg so it doesn’t split. A cool trick!

Her post made me think back to my own childhood. We used to go out early on the Saturday morning of Easter weekend and collect the yellow flowers from the gorse bushes which grow only too easily here in Northern Ireland. They are huge, prickly bushes which grow very readily and have to be managed carefully here, but with their dark green, thick foliage and abundant small yellow flowers, they are a pretty splash of colour at this time of year.

My Dad has gorse bushes in the hedgerows around his fields. Maybe me and Ricky can relive some of my own happy childhood memories and pick some of the flowers. You then put them in the water with the eggs as they boil and it turns them a pretty yellow, perfect for painting over! 🙂

Wishing everyone a happy and fun filled Easter weekend!

2 Responses to “Egg Decoration Approaches!”

  1. 1 Sara
    March 20, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    That’s cool that you knew about the hole in the egg trick. It wasn’t something my mom learned until I was well past the age of coloring Easter eggs. And we don’t have gorse bushes to my knowledge. At any rate, I think it would still be too cold for them to be blooming here. Its still been close to freezing most of the time. I hope you can relive your childhood with Ricky!

    Oh, and to insert a link, all you have to do is type what you want to be linked, select it and then click the button on your tool panel that looks like a solid chain link. That’s your link button. It brings up a window so you can enter the link you want the words to go to and if you want it to say anything specific when you hold your mouse over it. You can leave that blank. Hope that helps!

  2. March 21, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    hey girl! We have Gorse in our area….and hate it. LOL someone brought it over and planted it to use as fencing for the farms…it took over a small coastal town. It cause a huge fire that overtook the entire town 50 years ago. gorse has a lot of oil in it…and is super burner. eeekkkk….
    I don’t have any near my property, but boy do I hear people complain about the stuff.

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