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kcixcy

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hey everyone! My husband is Greek and we're going to be celebrating Greek Easter this year and I wanted to know if there are any trendy or cool ways to die a Greek Easter eggs. I want to add my own twist and get the kids involved too. Drop pics if you have them!!
 

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We have always stayed with the tried and true Greek tradition of dying all of the Easter eggs red, although having some different colors for the kids can certainly be fun!

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Joni T.

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We have always stayed with the tried and true Greek tradition of dying all of the Easter eggs red, although having some different colors for the kids can certainly be fun!

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In our family, only red eggs, symbolic of the blood that Christ shed for us. I guess different colors could have been fun as long as the true symbolism was internalized. As for a trendy way to dye them? Red food coloring doesn't do the trick. I purchase some non-toxic dye from Sophia's Market in Lowell, MA. My mother actually used to use Ritz dye...thank God we didn't get poisoned!
 
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k_tsoukalas

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In our family, only red eggs, symbolic of the blood that Christ shed for us. I guess different colors could have been fun as long as the true symbolism was internalized. As for a trendy way to dye them? Red food coloring doesn't do the trick. I purchase some non-toxic dye from Sophia's Market in Lowell, MA. My mother actually used to use Ritz dye...thank God we didn't get poisoned!

I can't believe they used ritz dye!!! Remember we used to use food coloring, but the eggs would be pink LOL. The dye we get from the Greek store works really well.
 
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Joni T.

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Mom, I can't believe they used ritz dye!!! Remember we used to use food coloring, but the eggs would be pink LOL. The due we get from the Greek store works really well.
Yup, I speak truth. That's what MY mother did. I never did.
 

StamatiaMaria

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In our family, only red eggs, symbolic of the blood that Christ shed for us. I guess different colors could have been fun as long as the true symbolism was internalized. As for a trendy way to dye them? Red food coloring doesn't do the trick. I purchase some non-toxic dye from Sophia's Market in Lowell, MA. My mother actually used to use Ritz dye...thank God we didn't get poisoned!
We have always stayed with the tried and true Greek tradition of dying all of the Easter eggs red, although having some different colors for the kids can certainly be fun!

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I tried the dye from the greek markets as well as the 'american' dyes but can't get it right. I heard that using onion skins or beet roots do a good job, trying to decide which to try this year. Anyone have a good/bad experience with either?
 
I tried the dye from the greek markets as well as the 'american' dyes but can't get it right. I heard that using onion skins or beet roots do a good job, trying to decide which to try this year. Anyone have a good/bad experience with either?
I've tried beet root before, the color wasn't as strong but I did like the fact that it was all natural so it was sort of worth it. Something about eating the eggs after they're soaked in chemical dyes doesn't sit right with me.
 

TatianaS

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hey everyone! My husband is Greek and we're going to be celebrating Greek Easter this year and I wanted to know if there are any trendy or cool ways to die a Greek Easter eggs. I want to add my own twist and get the kids involved too. Drop pics if you have them!!
We use birthday candles (because they are thin) to draw on the eggs BEFORE you dye them. If you do that then the dye does not adhere to the egg and you can see the design in white after it's done! They look great!
 

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