For TLT’ers who’ll be celebrating Easter this Sunday, here’s a link round-up just for you….
A New and Improved Way to Hard-Cook Eggs
So, have you heard the big news from the American Egg Board? (What, you don’t subscribe to its Eggsaminer newsletter???) After years of telling people to hard-cook their eggs by immersing them in boiling water, the board now endorses a new method – steaming – for eggs that are reportedly perfectly cooked and easier to peel. Details on how to steam eggs here.
Dying Eggs – Naturally
Once your eggs are perfectly steamed, forget those old-fashioned PAAS artificial egg coloring kits. You can easily create natural egg dyes in your own kitchen, a fun experiment to do with kids. Martha Stewart offers natural dye recipes to create these lovely muted colors . . .
. . . while The Kitchn shows you how to up the wow factor and create these vibrant hues:
And for those making baked Easter treats using colored icing, I thought this post from Food 52 on natural icing dyes was super informative:
What to Do with Leftover Eggs?
But once the dying and egg-hunting fun is over, what do you do with all those hard-cooked eggs? Real Simple offers ten recipe ideas for leftover Easter eggs including elegant canapés and tiny tea sandwiches. More ideas here from the Food Network, Eating Well and Southern Food.
And What About the Candy Glut?
Finally, just as at Halloween time, parents often feel overwhelmed by the insane amounts of candy their kids receive at Easter. Should you try to restrict their intake? Hide or toss some of it? Or just let them go crazy? Sally Kuzemchak of Real Mom Nutrition has a new piece in Parents in which she suggests that kids need to learn to manage the candy glut on their own. Read why here: “What to Do With All That Easter Candy.”
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Wishing all who celebrate a joyous Easter! More TLT next week. . . .
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