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Know Your Onions

Easter is fast approaching, and the supermarkets are already trying to compete with the Easter Bunny, for our hard come by chufs.

But do they really believe that people are too lazy/busy to take the skins off some onions, to colour their Easter eggs?

Today in Migros, I saw a plastic bag of onion skins, for the same money as approx. 2kg of the real things (1,80).

The sad thing is, there will be people who will buy these bags, thinking, 'What a good idea'.

Everyone should eat onions, as they help fight cold virus', and can also be cut up and placed around the house to fight the virus' when airborne ..... so there's no excuse not to buy onions, and de-skin them, if you want brown eggs for Easter.
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Old 28.02.2013, 14:43
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Re: Know Your Onions

This is nothing to do with Easter, but why when I boil brown chicken eggs does the colour come off them?
Are they really not brown eggs at all, but coloured white eggs? Have they had the onion skin treatment?
I always put a dash of vinegar in the water, is it maybe something to do with that?
I always thought there were white eggs and brown eggs, are there really only white eggs?!?
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Old 28.02.2013, 14:47
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This is nothing to do with Easter, but why when I boil brown chicken eggs does the colour come off them?
Are they really not brown eggs at all, but coloured white eggs? Have they had the onion skin treatment?
I always put a dash of vinegar in the water, is it maybe something to do with that?
I always thought there were white eggs and brown eggs, are there really only white eggs?!?
It depends on the chicken. Some produce white eggs, and other brown. It doesn't change anything to the quality of the egg, but the consumers tend to prefer the white ones, for some reason. Especially at Easter, as it's more difficicult to colour a brown egg.
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Old 28.02.2013, 14:48
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After seeing the 'Brown Santa' at Christmas......... "Easter Onions" has now taken the lead for new weird things I've learned in Switzerland.
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Old 28.02.2013, 14:52
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It depends on the chicken. Some produce white eggs, and other brown. It doesn't change anything to the quality of the egg, but the consumers tend to prefer the white ones, for some reason. Especially at Easter, as it's more difficicult to colour a brown egg.
But why does the colour come off the brown ones when they are boiled?
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Old 28.02.2013, 14:55
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Re: Know Your Onions

I have never had the color come off of mine?!? Maybe yours were just dirty
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But why does the colour come off the brown ones when they are boiled?
Did you by any chance buy dyed picnic eggs by mistake? Our Coop places the brownish picnic eggs right next to the raw brown eggs... and I have on occasion grabbed the wrong thing.

But normal raw brown eggs should not change color... at least, mine never have.
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Old 28.02.2013, 15:05
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I have never had the color come off of mine?!? Maybe yours were just dirty
Mine never did either, even with vinegar in the water?!?
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Old 28.02.2013, 15:08
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Re: Know Your Onions

No, just the normal every day chicken eggs.
It must be something to do with the vinegar which I put in to help stop the egg leaking if it cracks.
Next time I'll try without and see what happens.

Edit.. just seen Melusine's last post. It must just be me then.
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Old 28.02.2013, 15:09
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But do they really believe that people are too lazy/busy to take the skins off some onions, to colour their Easter eggs?
What??? I guess I have not been here long enough understand what this means. How do you use onion skins to colour eggs? Or do you mean...that people are so busy colouring their eggs they dont have time to peel onions.

So confused.

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Old 28.02.2013, 15:14
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No, just the normal every day chicken eggs.
It must be something to do with the vinegar which I put in to help stop the egg leaking if it cracks.
Next time I'll try without and see what happens.

Edit.. just seen Melusine's last post. It must just be me then.
No, it's the vinegar, which is useful if you want to color brown eggs.

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Old 28.02.2013, 15:14
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Re: Know Your Onions

my mom would use the red onion skins to dye eggs when I was a kid. I tried using red cabbage a couple years ago but it didn't work right for me, even though Martha Stewart apparently can make a nice robin egg blue out of it!
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Old 28.02.2013, 15:18
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Also, call me stupid, but if people want brown eggs for Easter, why not just buy brown eggs?

Or chocolate ones?

Now I'm craving a Cadbury Creme Egg.
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Old 28.02.2013, 15:22
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Also, call me stupid, but if people want brown eggs for Easter, why not just buy brown eggs?

Or chocolate ones?

Now I'm craving a Cadbury Creme Egg.
Onion peels give a nicer colour than simple Brown egg.

Plus, here's one nice trick:
- put 1-2 nice leaves on the egg
- put the onion peels around
- put the whole lot carefully in a tight (so that it all sticks together and the leaves don't move) and put it to boil

You'll get a nicely coloured egg with the leaves motif in white. All my childhood!
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Old 28.02.2013, 15:25
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Thank you for that link....... Now I know what this whole thread is about.

I was really begining to think that all of you cruel tyrants actually fed your children 'Onions' for Easter.


For those who may be as bewildered as I was, the link is very useful and interesting.
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Everyone should eat onions, as they help fight cold virus', and can also be cut up and placed around the house to fight the virus' when airborne ..... so there's no excuse not to buy onions, and de-skin them, if you want brown eggs for Easter.
yeah cut them up and place them around the house, eat loads of it too and happily fart away ...
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What the hell is this thread about?
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yeah cut them up and place them around the house, eat loads of it too and happily fart away ...
My grandmum told me that when her children were small she'd send them to school with onion slices in a little bag aeound their necks during flu season. Apparently it disinfects the air around you.

I'm just happy my mother never decided to go on with this tradition
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Old 28.02.2013, 15:44
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What the hell is this thread about?
Check out drmom's link on post #12....... and everything will be revealed.

It appears that the impoverished land of Switzerland has to use common vegetable scraps from the kitchen to colour chicken eggs for the childrens Easter celebrations.

It's actually very interesting.
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Check out drmom's link on post #12....... and everything will be revealed.

It appears that the impoverished land of Switzerland has to use common vegetable scraps from the kitchen to colour chicken eggs for the childrens Easter celebrations.

It's actually very interesting.
So.......they're not painted?

Well, the ones in the link do not look painted, but why not just paint them? The ones in the shops that are coloured look painted, but I never bought them. I don't understand their purpose. I heard they were boiled eggs? Coloured to differentiate from unboiled. Why people can't boil their own eggs confuses me.

But ok, agreed, this is interesting.
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