|Year 1: A- and family|
1 C juice
2 T vinegar
Mix together. Soak hard-boiled eggs for as long as you want, or overnight.
4 T spice
2 T vinegar
4 C water
Combine spice with water and vinegar.
Bring to a boil, then simmer for 15 minutes.
Eggs can be colored (and cooked) in the dye
|Year 2: My family minus A-|
Make a very concentrated cup of tea. Cool and mix in 2 T vinegar. Soak hard-boiled eggs for as long as you want, or overnight.
Blue- blueberry juice
Pink- beet juice (used beet juice from canned beets; next time will use liquid from boiled beets)
Yellow/Gold- tumeric (works quickly; could do just a couple minutes for pale yellow)
Purple and gray, mottled- red wine (this created our moon eggs)
Brown- instant coffee (why not just boil a brown egg, you ask? I don't know, we had instant coffee so we tried it.)
Light green- green tea (was pale yellow at first but turned light green after being in the frig- but not in the dye- overnight)
|Year 3: With friends|
Reddish brown-onion skins
I left some of the eggs in dyes overnight in the frig. There was a film of color on some of them which I wiped off, but next time I will leave the film on and let it dry. Then just rinse it off the eggs when it's time to eat them.
You can wipe the eggs with oil to give them a sheen.
I used canning jars (with lids for the overnight storage) and small ladles and spoons for removing the eggs.
I want to try:
-red cabbage for blue
TIP to try:
Rub egg shell with white vinegar before putting in dye
I used these sites as guides:
Onion skins- http://greekfood.about.com/od/greekcookingtips/ht/redeggs.htm
Organic Valley natural dye