Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Dyeing Easter Eggs -- Naturally

Try these...simmer the chopped items gently for 10-12 minutes, drain (capture the water), then submerge your boiled eggs in the colored water. .

(Quilters use a similar process when tea-dyeing fabrics for a more vintage look.)

Use the parboiled veggies for other dishes.

This step-by-step guide is slightly more complicated, but makes some good points:

*Add a little vinegar to the solution, to help set the dye. (Salt helps, too.)

Steeping your eggs in the solution, even as long as overnight, will give you richer colors.

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After four hours at Tuesday Morning's checkout line today, I can honestly relate. Okay, maybe a nap AND a cookie.