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Go Au Naturel this Easter
Carcade – 3 to 4 tea bags Coffee - one qt. strong black coffee, brewed Red Cabbage - 4 cups, chopped Carrots - 4 cups, chopped Spinach - 4 cups, chopped Red Wine - enough to cover the eggs (depending on the size of the bowl, one to two bottles) Onion - 4 cups of onion skin (about 12 onions) Blueberry - 4 cups, mashed Turmeric - 3 tbsp. Beets - 4 cups, chopped
WHY? April 17 marks Easter 2022, and as is tradition for many, dying eggs is a fun, family friendly way to celebrate the holiday while spending time together.
There are store-bought home-dying options available, but have you thought about doing something different this year? Like utilizing ingredients found in your kitchen to naturally color those Easter eggs? If you're not sure where to start, we've helped make it simple for all ages to navigate and color those eggs in a beautiful assortment of colors, both deep and light hues, that are sure to impress.
• First note, you will select one color per pot of boiling water. Select your first dyeing agent, and place it in the pot, along with one quart of water and two tablespoons of white vinegar.
• Bring to a boil, lower the heat, and allow the ingredient to simmer for 30 minutes. Strain into a bowl. (Do this for all ingredients listed above with the exception of the coffee and red wine, which the eggs will be placed directly in those liquids.)
• Gently add the eggs to be colored into the bowl (white shells work best). Let sit anywhere from 30 minutes to overnight, depending on the depth of color you would like to see.