Thursday, March 20, 2008

Eco Easter Eggs

For a fun experiment my daughter and I decided to color our eggs without the regular Easter egg dyes and to try a do-it-yourself alternative. We used free-range eggs from a friend's chicken farm which we hard-boiled. We used raspberries for pink, spinach for green, cumin for yellow, paprika for orange, and blueberries for blue. I used 1/2 a cup of berries or vegetables & 2 Tbsp. of herbs per cup of water. In a saucepan, bring the mixture to a boil and then add 2 Tbsp. white vinegar and simmer for 15 minutes. Submerge the eggs in the dye and allow to sit for 15 minutes or until your desired color is reached. Have fun experimenting with foods and spices in your home. :)

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