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Eggs can be “eggcentric” at
Easter time unless you know the
secret of success in handling
them. Just a few simple rules will
ensure eatable and beautiful Eas
ter Eggs without making a disaster
of your kitchen.
The secret begins with the boil
ing, or hard-cooking, of the eggs.
To prevent egg breakage while
cooking, use eggs that are four or
five days old. Be sure that they are
at room temperature before cook
ing. Cover eggs in a pan with
water, at least one inch above the
eggs. Bring rapidly to a boil and
turn off the heat If necessary,
remove pan from unit to prevent
further boiling. Cover and let
stand in the hot water for IS
minutes, then cool immediately in
cold water. This makes the shell
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A few tips for dyeing eggs,
which can be helpful whether you
are using a “home brew” or the
commercial dyes. If the dye seems
weak and does not penetrate as
well as expected, often times it is
caused by the oil surface of the
egg. To improve penetration,
increase the amount of vinegar
and reduce the amount of water.
Cold water may be used, but hot
tap water prolongs the life of the
dyes. A simple homemade dye
can be prepared by placing one to
three teaspoons of food coloring
into four tablespoons of vinegar
and 1/3 cup of hot water.
During the dyeing process' do
not use aluminum containers; they
counteract the process. When
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decorating your eggs for Easter, a
little imagination can transform
ordinary eggs into something spe
cial for that special child.
Keep your decorated hard
cooked eggs fresh for later use by
storing them in their cartons in the
refrigerator. When hiding eggs,
consider hiding places carefully.
Avoid areas where the eggs might
come into contact with pets, wild
animals, birds, insects or lawn
Refrigerate your eggs again,
after they’ve been hidden and
found. Don’t eat cracked eggs or
eggs that have been out of refrig
eration for more than 2 hours. If
you plan to use hard-cooked eggs
as a centerpiece or other decora
tion and they will be out of refrig
eration for many hours or several
days, cook extra eggs for eating
and discard the eggs that have
been left out as decoration.
You can also turn your decor
ated Easter eggs into a nutritious
post-Easter meal or snack. The
most popular use for decorated
eggs after Easter is salad. Egg
salad, a basic all-purpose recipe,
can be “spiced-up” to make a vari
ety of nutritious meals and snacks.
A dash of chil' powder or any
other spice can add extra zest to
egg salad. Serve it on tomato or
lettuce cups, use it as a dip for
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Be as creative in serving your
Area Crafters Invited
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YORK (York Co.) Area
crafters are invited to participate
in a juried craft show and sell their
handmade creations at the second
annual Keystone National Rib
Cook-Off and Music Fest, sche
duled July 27-30, at the York
Event organizers expect dozens
of artisans and crafters to take part
in the four-day festival, which is
expected to attract more than
70,000 people to the fairgrounds.
This event will feature competi
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left-over Easter eggs as you were
in creating them. Why not think
up your own new serving idea!
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