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Here’s a link for making natural egg dyes: http://chemistry.about.com/od/holidayhowtos/a/eastereggdyes.htm?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=shareurlbuttons Take your pick – what do you have on hand: Natural Easter Egg Dyes Color Ingredients Lavender Small Quantity of Purple Grape Juice Violet Blossoms plus 2 tsp Lemon Juice Red Zinger Tea — Violet Blue Violet Blossoms Small Quantity of Red Onions Skins (boiled) Hibiscus Tea Red Wine — Blue Canned Blueberries Red Cabbage Leaves (boiled) — Purple Grape Juice — Green Spinach Leaves (boiled) Liquid Chlorophyll — Greenish Yellow Yellow Delicious Apple Peels (boiled) — Yellow Orange or Lemon Peels (boiled) Carrot Tops (boiled) Celery Seed (boiled) Ground Cumin (boiled) Ground Turmeric (boiled) Chamomile Tea Green Tea — Golden Brown Dill Seeds Brown Strong Coffee Instant Coffee Black Walnut Shells (boiled) Black Tea — …

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Sneaking in to quiet café…ssh, kits are all snoozing… “MEOWR – ROAR” oops – April Fools! Here’s explanation of April Fool’s Day Origin: On this day in History: 1582 France adopted the new Gregorian calendar. Prior to that, the new year was celebrated on April 1. (The new year actually started on March 25, which fell during Holy Week – so the celebrations were delayed until the first day of April). One explanation of the origin of ‘April Fools Day’ is that those who failed to accept the new start of the year on January 1 became the object of practical jokes. (Pope Gregory XIII introduced the new Gregorian Calendar in 1582). Anyways, it’s time to head out to purrfect patio for some lunchtime RR… …

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April 1, 2015: • April Fools’ Day (All Fools’ Day) • Whole Grain Sampling Day (April 1, 2015) Whole Grains Council • National Sourdough Bread Day http://www.yummly.com/recipes/sourdough-bread-vegan This one stands out – made in slow cooker! http://www.yummly.com/recipe/Slow-Cooker-Sourdough-Bread-770869?columns=3&position=24%2F81 • National Week of the Ocean – (March 29-April 4) www.national-week-of-the-ocean.org • UK: Canned Food Week: March 30-April 5, 2015 Canned Food UK Celebrating the versatility of canned food. TODAY IN FOOD HISTORY On this day in: 1582 France adopted the new Gregorian calendar. Prior to that, the new year was celebrated on April 1. (The new year actually started on March 25, which fell during Holy Week – so the celebrations were delayed until the first day of April). One explanation of the origin of ‘April Fools …

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Time for April Nomz: National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day is April 2. Photo courtesy Peanut Butter & Co. April Food Holidays Passover is almost here… Easter Is Huge…But Why Stop There? There’s no need to worry about April showers when there are April food holidays to be celebrated! •National BLT Sandwich Month •National Florida Tomato Month •National Garlic Month • National Grilled Cheese Month •National Soft Pretzel Month •National Soy Foods Month We’re not sure exactly how to celebrate National Food Month—it seems a bit redundant. Isn’t every month Food Month? •National Bake Week Begins First Monday •National Egg Salad Week Second Week •National Hot Cross Bun Day Good Friday (March or April) •National Baked Ham with Pineapple Day, Easter Sunday (March or April) …

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