Saturday, April 7, 2012
Natural Dyes for Easter Eggs
We soaked all of the eggs overnight. I was most impressed with the lovely shade of yellow that resulted from boiled carrot tops, cumin, and celery seed, and equally impressed with the beautiful blue eggs that emerged from the purple cabbage water.
I found most of my dye recipes here, but next year I will try using spinach instead of onions to make green dye. Red/purple cabbage is perfect, beet juice was pretty but still too pale... next year I will try chopping twice as many beets to make a more concentrated dye.