Easter is just around the corner and we are headed up to Seattle to spend it with family and friends. For as long as I can remember, we have dyed Easter eggs the traditional Latvian way using the skins of onions to color the eggs a rich red-brown color. To add a bit of rustic whimsy to the eggs we would wrap them in fern leaves, grasses and wild flowers and secure everything with pantyhose. The end result would look like the image above.
What you need to do to create your own rustic Easter eggs: Gently place the flora you want to use on the egg and secure in a chopped up section of pantyhose, knotting both ends. Fill a large pot full of water and add a TBSP of salt and a TBSP of vinegar to the mix. Add the skins of 10-15 onions (we save them throughout the spring) and gently place the wrapped up eggs on top. Bring the whole thing to a boil. Once you’ve established a rolling boil, reduce the temperature to medium and continue boiling for 10-15 minutes. Rinse the eggs in cold water and remove the wrappings.