Thursday, March 28, 2013

Little Easter Jewels

There are three different places where I buy eggs: one is the egg lady at Vaison's famous Provençal Tuesday market, the other the egg and poultry vendor at our Saturday Farmer's market and then there is my friend Berthe who has a cleaning lady who has chicken and sells their eggs to a chosen few. When there are eggs aplenty I am lucky enough to be one of them. These are actually the very best eggs since her chicken have the run of the garden and surrounding vineyard and pick at whatever they like best plus a few kitchen scraps. When I went Tuesday to get my Easter eggs to colour them the egg lady was also selling quail's eggs. Usually I buy those to hardboil, peel and serve them for aperitif dipped a a bit of hickory smoked salt. But don't they look just beautiful turned into little Easter Jewels?
Big eggs, small eggs, chocolate eggs -
Happy Easter everyone!


  1. these are beautiful!!! have a wonderful easter!

  2. What a pretty basket, what beautiful eggs! I like the different sizes too. Have a wonderful Easter.

  3. Beautiful eggs, Barbara. I think I noticed some German Easter candy also in your basket. Schmeck gut!!!

  4. So lovely. There's a little, teeny lady that sells quails eggs at our market. But my question is what did you use to achieve those brilliant colors? Please tell because I want to color some eggs tomorrow. Joyeuse Pâques!

    1. @ Delana: I used food coloring mixed with a tbsp of white vinegar. Without the vinegar the eggs don't take the color. Happy Easter!

  5. wow these are incredibly and so unique! I have a question for you I could not find white eggshelled eggs anywhere, we tried dying the brown shells but the colouring didn't take, any suggestions Barbara?

  6. Those eggs are beautiful Barbara. I would love to get my hands on some quail eggs. Hope you had a great Easter and hope the cooking classes are going well.