|Onion skin dyed eggs are a beautiful warm|
brown. Old tradition: rub crosses on them.
New tradition, use leaves to decorate.
|Still doing the traditional onion skin eggs|
but also trying other natural dyes like
red cabbage (blue) and beets (khaki)
You all know about my empty nest. Last October, my daughter Ani got married, and this was my first year in 25 years that I have dyed eggs without her. Oh, she was still there…we were tweeting and texting back and forth through the process. We've always enjoyed dying eggs together. And we started a spin on the tradition a few years back…still dying with the onion skins but pressing leaves on the surface of the eggs to create designs or experimenting with other natural dyes too. My husband came into the kitchen to ask if I needed help. I didn’t have to answer. He picked up an egg and worked beside me wrapping the leaves for the dye. And as we worked, I started thinking about traditions and blessings and the past and the future.
|Mamajan & Ani|
Baking Choregs on Choregshapti
Wednesday, they got to work and created tray after tray of choreg. Baking Choreg on Choregshapti. Ani's are just like Mamajan's...and my niece's choregs were like my wonky shapes from when I was their age.
|My beautiful choreg bakers:|
Clockwise: Madi, Ani, Mamajan and Nic
You can hear an audio version of this post read on today's podcast episode of "The Next Step with Father Vazken"