Friday, March 12, 2010

Easter Eggs

There are a few Martha Stewart issues I eagerly await. The Christmas issue, the Thanksgiving issue and definitely the Easter issue. It is always filled with colorful pictures in cheery colors, and the things they do to Easter eggs is amazing. The Silk-Tie Easter Eggs was actually on The Martha Stewart Show. I tried it, and I will never color Easter eggs any other way. My tip is to find silk scarves and ties at the Goodwill Store or Salvation Army.

Silk-Tie Easter Eggs

Materials and Tools
Small- to medium-size raw eggs
Glass or enamel pot
Silk ties, blouses, or boxers, cut into pieces large enough to cover an egg
White sheets (or pillowcases or old tablecloths), cut into pieces to cover silk-wrapped eggs
Twist ties
3 tablespoons of white vinegar
Warm water
Vegetable oil
Paper towels
Tongs or spoon

Silk Tie Easter Eggs How-To
1. Cut silk into a square (or a piece) large enough to wrap around a raw egg.

2. Wrap a raw egg with a piece of silk, making sure the printed side of the material is facing the egg. Silk can still be used if it doesn't fit perfectly around egg.

3. Place the silk-wrapped egg in a piece of white sheet, pillowcase, or old tablecloth and secure tightly with a twist-tie.

4. Place the egg(s) in an enamel or glass pot. Fill pot with water to cover eggs completely. Then, add three tablespoons of white vinegar.

5. Bring water to a boil, turn heat down, and simmer for 20 minutes (longer if you plan on eating the eggs).

6. Remove eggs from water with tongs or spoon and let cool.

7. Remove silk from cooled egg.

8. For shiny eggs, wipe with vegetable oil after completing step 7.

Silk goods such as ties, blouses, and boxers can be purchased at rummage sales or thrift stores. Silk can be reused on eggs.

Special Thanks

Jackie Manzolillo

From The Martha Stewart Show, April 2006

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