When my brother and I were little, my Hungarian grandmother would hide the most beautiful dyed eggs in the garden for us to find. They were perfect; royal blue, emerald green, ruby red, and were a particular favourite of my brother. Last night we had my brother and his family for dinner. We don’t get to see them much as they live in Connecticut and I thought I’d surprise him with Grandma’s eggs. I didn’t have the proper egg dye but I googled how to dye eggs using food dye, water and vinegar. I also saw some wonderful polka dot eggs somewhere (sorry I can’t remember where) and thought I’d pop on some small stickers, which would be a breeze to peel off to reveal the polka dots. It all sounded very simple….. The green eggs looked so revolting I thought I couldn’t possibly serve them at all. The red and blue eggs looked quite pretty until I attempted to peel off the stickers which left a yucky sticky residue on the eggs. They looked so awful I decided I would peel them all and cut them in half to serve. As I peeled the eggs I could see that the dye had gone through the shells and dyed the egg white as well (very unattractive). One of my teenage boys said “Who’s going to eat blue eggs”? Who indeed? They look quite pretty in the photos, but disappointingly they didn’t live up to Grandma’s eggs. Thank goodness I peeled them and didn’t persist with serving them up shelled; can you imagine the comments at the table as people revealed their green, red and blue veined eggs?