Friday April 6th, 2012

This week end is Easter week end; we’re going to spend it in Normandie, so expect another three days of break from me, and then another rush of pictures when we return 🙂

On Easter Sunday, one of the traditions in Lebanon is to play a little game with eggs called “Egg tapping“. The principle is simple: two people duel in a game of who will crack the other one’s egg. It’s really simple, but we used to (and still do) attach a lot of interest to it. On Saturday night we used to decorate all the eggs, either by drawing on them or by using artificial coloring’s, and then on the second day each of us and our cousins would come with his chosen egg ready for the battle.

In France they do not have this tradition; even though they also decorate eggs, but they do it only for house decoration purposes, or to play the egg hunt game with the kids.

Since we consider egg cracking as a tradition that we don’t like to get rid of, we decided to decorate a few eggs just for the fun of it. However, surprisingly enough, we could not find any of the usual artificial items we used in Lebanon, so we decided to do it the way our parents and grand parents used to do it: the natural way. It wasn’t as easy as one would imagine, but it was a fun experience 🙂 The ingredients we used are coffee, beet root and spinach. This is the result:

Naturally decorated Easter eggs

Not bad for a start, eh?

Happy Easter everyone, and make sure you stay tuned to see who will win the battle! 🙂

See you soon!

One Response to “Friday April 6th, 2012”
  1. Magnésium says:

    You should try mom’s way: onion leaves that give a strong natural homogeneous brown color 🙂

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