While the stores have been ready since February 15th, Easter will soon be here. This year instead of hard boiling two dozen eggs the day before, I’m blowing out the eggs and saving the shells as I use them. I have not had a lot of practice with the technique, so mine aren’t perfect, but I have a few years before my kids are old enough to care. I have the feeling most will be crushed and broken before the season has past, but that’s the nature of preschoolers.
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First: To blow out eggs use a large, clean needle or tack to pierce each end of the egg. I find it easier to hold the egg rather than resting it on the counter where the pressure may crack the shell.
Second: Use the needle to pierce the membrane surrounding the yolk. The hole in the bottom of the egg will need to be wider than the top, unless you have a syringe to draw out the white and yolk.
Third: Give the egg a good shake over a clean bowl.
Fourth: Cup the egg in your hand, use your finger and thumb to form a seal around the top, and blow into your hand. Please do not put your mouth all over the egg shell, that’s a good way to get salmonella. Some people use a bulb syringe to force the contents out.
Fifth: Rinse the eggs until the water runs clear and allow to dry.
What are you doing to prepare for Easter?
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