Friday, April 6, 2012

Naturally Dyed Eggs

There are plenty of websites out there on how to dye eggs using natural materials.  Several I've read and none of them have I book marked.  So, I winged it.

Here's how to do it and keep it simple.  Fill 3 small to medium pots 1/2 - 3/4 full of water.  Put in frozen blueberries (about a cup) in one pot, frozen spinach (about a cup and 1/2) in another and about 2 tbs of turmeric in a third.  Add eggs.  I put in 4 per pot making a dozen colored eggs.  Let the water, eggs and dye stuff come to a boil and continue boiling about 8 or so minutes.  Then, turn off heat and let water cool (on heat source), eggs in dye stuff included.  A couple hours later, pull out eggs, rinse off, dry and ta-da, you have naturally dyed eggs.  The turmeric dyed eggs were the most impressive (most vibrant), the blueberry eggs the most surprising (more grey-blue than blue) and the spinach eggs the most subtle (a quite kind of pattern and color, but impactful none-the-less).

blueberry, spinach, tumeric