Monday, April 13, 2009

Ostereier (Easter Eggs)

In Germany you mostly find brown eggs. According to the Egg Nutrition Board:

"White shelled eggs are produced by hens with white feathers and ear lobes. Brown shelled eggs are produced by hens with red feathers and red ear lobes. There is no difference in taste or nutrition between white and brown eggs."
All well and good, but how will these do for Easter Egg dying?

It seems that we got lovely jewel tones! I think next year we will try a little harder to find white eggs (i.e., look in more than our local grocery store), but these came out nicely.

2 comments:

NannyOgg said...

They look good! I sometimes like the brown eggs even better for dying because the colours are just a bit more subtle than on white eggs.

That said, we had almost all white eggs this year, because they were the cheapest available ones in our local supermarket ^^

Karen

Beth said...

Remember when I worked on an egg farm? Also, when hens age, their feathers lose pigment, and so do the eggs! Young hens lay smaller eggs.
Next time, how about painting them white or other, then drawing designs with a glue tip and sprinkling different colored glitters?
Or, try pysanky...
I put some big plastic eggs in a friend's bunny hutch...still waiting to hear.