All-Natural Egg Dyes

 
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All-Natural Egg Dyes
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Easter eggs are a time-honored family tradition that goes back centuries. In years past, vegetables, fruits, and even spices were used to color eggs. Here’s how to make your own natural dyes: In a large pot, add 2 cups, your choice of chopped fruits, vegetables or juice to 2 cups water (if using a powdered spice, add 2 tablespoons); bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for 20 minutes. Remove mixture from heat, strain through a fine sieve and stir in 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar. Set aside and let cool until room temperature. To dye eggs, submerge them in the colored liquid and let sit for a minimum of 2 hours. For more vibrant, darker colors, cover egg in the dye, refrigerator and let eggs soak overnight. • Dark Pink – Beets • Bright Golden Yellow - Turmeric • Blue – Red Cabbage • Light Yellow – Lemon Peel • Lavender – Blackberries • Beige/Brown – Espresso • Orange/Brown - Yellow Onion Skins You can even mix the dyes to make other colors: Lemon Peel & Red Cabbage will make a soft green Turmeric & Beets will make a soft pink Turmeric & Red Cabbage will make a soft blue *Eggs sitting out at room temperature for longer than 2 hours are not safe to eat.

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