Design-Inspired Easter Eggs


Easter eggs painted by hand in blue color on light background

 

If you’re looking for a fun twist on classic egg decorating, these design-inspired Easter eggs are the perfect DIY weekend project — and if you’re lucky, delicious egg salad come Monday.

 

Gold Leaf — Paint boiled eggs evenly and let dry (try two coats of craft paint or spray paint for a smoother finish). Using a gold leaf kit, apply random strokes of glue for an abstract look, wrap egg in a sheet of gold leaf, rub away any excess and voila!

 

Contemporary — Boil cleaned avocado pits and skins to create your desired pink hue and mix black ink with 1/4 cup of water for the grey shade. Carefully dip boiled egg into one color and let dry before dipping into the second dye, overlapping for a graphic pattern effect.

 

Happy Easter rustic background with copy space. DIY dyed various shades of blue Easter eggs and vintage wooden picture frame mock up.

Ombré — Mix one color of dye and create different shades by leaving boiled eggs in colored water for different amounts of time. Start by dropping the first egg in for 30 seconds, try one minute for the next one, then a minute and a half for the third and so on until you achieve the variety of shades desired.

 

Pantone — Stand boiled eggs vertically in small cups of dye, type up and print labels on temporary tattoo paper (remember, text backwards) and apply to the white area. If perfectionism is your thing, match the color numbers using a chip book.

 

Marbled — Mix food coloring for desired palette of dyes, color boiled eggs and let dry. Blot egg with rubber cement and dip it into the dye for a second coat. Once it dries, gently wipe away rubber cement and repeat until you’ve reached your desired aesthetic.

 

Easter eggs

Wax-and-Dye — The traditional Ukranian pysanky technique calls for hollowed-out eggs, a kistka (styling tool for drawing with melted wax), dyes and beeswax. Use the kistka to draw a design with the heated wax and allow it to fully harden before dipping into dye for five to 10 minutes. After the egg has fully dried, carefully remove the wax, wipe clean and seal with shellac.

 

Keep in mind that despite their beauty, some designs require non-food safe materials and should not be consumed.

Eat the Best Easter Brunch in Dallas


Eat the Best Easter Brunch in Dallas

If you’re looking for the perfect place to have brunch this coming Easter Sunday, we’ve got some great options. CultureMap Dallas wrote an article yesterday on the best restaurants for this weekend’s Sunday meal, and the menus range from a la carte Mexican to a three-course meal at Fearing’s. See below for the short list, or click here for the full details.

 

Blue Goose Cantina: From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. enjoy $4 mimosas, $2 Miller Lites, and an a la carte brunch menu that includes brunch tacos and huevos rancheros.

 

Fearing’s: For a starter, main dish, and dessert at $85 for adults and $30 for children, you’re sure to dine in style at this annual brunch. This year’s menu includes halibut, barbecued lamb chops, sea scallops, and smoked prime rib of beef.

 

Fedora: Head to One Arts from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for $4 mimosas and Bloody Mary’s as well as options like orange-glazed ham, green bean casserole, biscuits and gravy, French toast, grilled salmon and more. This menu is a la carte and the regular lunch menu will also be available.

 

FM Smoke House: The regular a la carte menu as well as a special brunch menu that includes brisket Benedict, chicken fried steak sliders, and smoked spinach Florentine will all be offered. Meals range from $9-$16 and there are plenty of drink specials offered at $6.

 

The Grape: Get a taste of The Grape’s award-winning brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu includes meals like The Haystack, shredded oxtail and banana pepper hash, the “Best Burger in Texas,” and more. Items will be served a la carte, drink specials will be offered, and Easter Supper begins at 5:30 p.m.

 

The Grill on the Alley: A brunch buffet will be served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at $45 for adults and $10 for kids. Options include a carving station, crab cake Benedict, a dessert table, and a special on mimosas and Bloody Mary’s.

 

The Loft Restaurant: From 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. enjoy a buffet-style brunch at NYLO Irving/Las Colinas. There will be waffles, omelets, beef carving stations, seafood, and a kids-only buffet. It’s $48.95 of adults, $30 for seniors, $20 for children, and mimosas and Bloody  Mary’s are included.

 

Ocean Prime: A special all-day a la carte brunch will include quiche, blueberry French Toast, braised short ribs, jumbo lump crab cakes, blood orange mimosas and more.

 

Olenjack’s Grille: Loaded with more than 25 options, this Easter brunch buffet will include items like pork migas, fruit parfaits, macaroni four cheese casserole, and banana pudding cheesecake from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You’ll get all this for $28 for adults and $13 for children.

 

Pyramid Restaurant: This brunch features omelets, waffles, soups, sushi, carved meats, a dessert table, and complimentary mimosas and glasses of sparkling wine for $65 for adults, $55 for seniors, $30 for ages 6-12, and it’s free for children 5 and under.

 

III Forks: An exclusive four-course Easter menu will be offered for a special lunch opening at 11 a.m.  and will also be served along side the restaurant’s normal dinner menu starting at 4 p.m. The  menu will include special renditions of asparagus soup, flounder, lamb chops, and chicken breast. It’s $46.25 for adults and $16.95 for children.

 

Ser Steak + Spirits: Diners can select one item for each course of this four-course meal priced at $65. Options include eggs, greek yogurt parfait, ricotta pancakes, wasabi-crusted filet of beef, rack of lamb, salmon, carrot cake and more.

 

The Warwick Melrose Hotel: This extravagant brunch, priced at $60 for adults, $24 for children ages 5-12, and free for kids under 5, will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The 50-plus offerings include Thai chicken, shrimp, crab claws, sushi, made-to-order omelets, a carving station, veal scaloppine, pork loin, and desserts. Kids have their own station with kid-friendly options. A portion of the proceeds from every meal served benefits the North Texas Food Bank.

 

Photo from Fearing’s Facebook