Gingerbread Houses Made of Matzoh? Plus All-Natural Easter Egg Dyes

Every year around this time I like to share photos of beautiful, naturally dyed Easter eggs.  This year, my photo comes to you courtesy of Gypsy’s Melting Pot’s Facebook page, which I found via the Facebook page of Lunch Teachers.

You can find instructions for making all of those lovely hues and more on Gypsy’s Melting Pot’s Facebook page (scroll down to the photo and click on it.)  But if you don’t feel like boiling cabbage and onion skins, there are also a few all-natural Easter egg dying kits on the market.  Here’s one you can order online, and here are the colors it produces:

Meanwhile, though, while Easter eggs seem to be trending in the all-natural direction, I was a little surprised to find this photo on one of my favorite cooking sites, Epicurious:

photo copyright: Epicurious

Now, it’s true my kids and I make a delicious but less-than-healthful matzoh and chocolate concoction every year.  But still, do we need yet more excuses for chowing down on sweets?   It’s kind of nice for us that Passover, unlike Easter, isn’t widely viewed as occasion to go crazy with candy.  That said, the matzoh house project is pitched as a way of using leftover matzoh and I suppose you don’t actually have to eat the end result.  If it seems like a fun diversion you’d like to try, the instructions are here.

Happy spring, everyone!  🙂

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