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Friday, April 06, 2007

Pasche Eggs Redux

This blog has been getting many hits from readers searching for information about Pasche Eggs, a vital part of any Cumbrian Easter.
So in a spirit of public service - here's a brief guide to improving your Easter celebrations with a genuinely Cumbrian experience.
First - buy a dozen fresh eggs. Free range please, and preferably from a farm shop somewhere in the county.
Then click on this link, this one and this one. Here you'll find everything you need to know about preparing your pasche eggs (hint - you'll need some onion skins too), the joys of egg dumping, and (if you're unfortunate enough to be Bear Ghrylls) participation in Pasche Egg Extreme Sports.
If anybody wants to send in a photo of themselves egg-dumping from a belay half-way up Napes Needle, they're very welcome to the public humiliation that will inevitably result.


Blogger pebblesfromheaven said...

I had no idea this was a mainly Cumbrian thing until some quick googling prooved this to be so. Visit my blog for some gratuitous Pasche Egg Shots!

9/4/07 11:22 am  
Blogger Nick said...

Pebbles - I think 'mainly' Cumbrian is about right - the Roumanians & various others seem to have painted-egg-related stuff going on too.
Like the blog, btw, especially the Rock Art - a link may well be in order.

9/4/07 7:36 pm  
Blogger Lampy said...

The nottingham correspondent, who is by origin Polish, caused a certain ammount of consternation in nottingham sainsbury's by collecting all the onion skins from the onion crates for this very purpose. The eggs (burford browns) were a beautiful glossy chestnut brown, although we did them without the benefit of newspaper. Oh, and we ate them, they don't do egg rolling in notts.

13/4/07 10:59 pm  

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