Make Your Own Dyed Eggs
with All-Natural Ingredients!!!
photos courtesy of our friends at Whiteley Creek Homestead in Brainerd, Minnesota!!!
This Easter, try making your own “Dye Kit” using all natural ingredients — ingredients you can find at City Feed! Natural dyes make the end product not only beautiful, but healthy, delicious and safe to eat!
And try using Baffoni Brown Eggs. Brown eggs dye to a richer more complex tone than white eggs!!!
Blue: Red Cabbage Leaves
Red: Lots of Red Onion Skin
Purple: Small Amount of Red Onion Skin
Bring 1 cup of water and dye ingredients to a boil and then reduce heat and let simmer for 15 minutes to 1 hour, until desired color is obtained. Strain dye liquid and add 2 tablespoons of white vinegar.
Dip cool, hard-boiled eggs into hot liquid and let sit until desired color is achieved. Take eggs out of the dye and put on a rack or in an egg carton to dry. (Careful: color can be easily be removed until egg is dry.) Eggs colored this way have a dull finish, but when they are dry, use cooking oil to add a gloss to them.
Results: All eggs will color with the natural dyes; the most vibrant colors are created with the beets, saffron and red cabbage!