It’s Easter Weekend and the perfect time to put the spotlight on eggs!

On the Menu. There are so many ways to eat eggs – egg bread, hot crossed buns, and Eggs Benedict! For something a little different, add avocado to the chopped egg filling of your favourite Russian eggs recipe. Delicious!

In the Garden. Eggshells are a great way to add calcium and nutrients to your soil. . Toss egg shells into the soil in your garden and turn them under. The shells will decompose quickly so don’t worry about crushing them up before putting them in the garden.  You can also place crumbled eggshell into the bottom of planting holes in the spring.

A Clean Egg. Egg whites’ are a great cleaner when it comes to removing dirt from leather products such as shoes and purses. Gently scrub egg whites onto the dirty leather surface, and wipe off with a damp cloth. The egg will form a protective base on the leather, and make it shine. (For leather furniture, follow manufacturers cleaning directions.)

A Natural Beauty. Raw eggs make a great moisturizer for your hair.  Mix both the yolk and egg white together and apply about ½ cup to clean damp hair. Distribute the egg evenly and leave in for 20 minutes. Rinse with cold water and shampoo as usual.

Removing Egg Stains. Scrape off excess egg from clothes or fabric with a spatula or flat-bladed knife.  Soak the fabric in cold water and detergent for at least 30 minutes or overnight. Wash, as usual, in cold or warm water.  If any stains remain, soak and wash the fabric again.

The Easter Egg Story. Cadbury reports that the earliest Easter eggs were hen or duck eggs decorated at home in bright colours with vegetable dye and charcoal. Chocolate Easter eggs were first made in Europe in the early 19th century. Today, Easter eggs come in many sizes and styles.