I've always been fascinated with the deep red Greek Orthodox Easter eggs. The eggs are dyed crimson on Holy Thursday (my favorite of all the holy days, except for Resurrection Sunday), and customarily adorn the Resurrection Table.
Last night after Al and I had died our hard-boiled eggs in the ubiquitous seasonal pastels, I decided to try my hand at crimson Easter eggs. I'll go on and admit right here that I used NONE of the traditional methods for dying Greek Easter eggs. To make my commercial dye more potent, I added a little extra vinegar and used hot water. And my biggest cheat? I used brown eggs.
Greek Orthodox Easter and Catholic and Protestant Easter coincide again in 2011. Maybe next year I'll try it the traditional way.