Six Ways to Dye Your Easter Eggs Naturally
Call me 'crunchy,' most do. Forget the food coloring and frugally whip these up for Easter.
Before food coloring, there used to be things that got dyed naturally. I love the color of food. Even better, I love eating from the colors of the rainbow, for realz. Not the artificial stuff, the real, live foods in their natural colors. Have you ever seen the beauty of swiss chard? (oh boy, that made me sound like a true nerd, didn't it?)
I think it's the coolest thing when you can use food and spices from your pantry to make no-worry, beautiful creations. Easter and spring time always makes me think more about nature. Naturally, I head to the idea of gardening, food and the fresh air and beautiful colors.
Grab a piece of nature-inspired color for your Easter eggs and get creative this year. Here are 6 easy-to-make dyes from food, from TheKitchn.com:
1. Purple Cabbage
2. Red Onion
3. Yellow Onion
You will also need white vinegar to add to the colored water after and soaking them in the refrigerator, if you have the space, will help with color. This recipe makes 1 dozen eggs.
The greatest part about this dye method is that you can use the colors for more than just Easter eggs. Cakes, muffins and frosting can all be dyed, safely and naturally.