I have been wanting to dye eggs naturally for years. I have a few recipes pinned and this year two days before Easter I finally took the organic plunge! I went to the supermarket picked up a bunch of obscure vegetables and brown eggs and hoping no one noticed the 3 boxes of soda under the cart:).
There were actually times in my life growing up that my mom tried to make our family macrobiotic and years that I didn’t eat meat and sometimes I still wish I was that person;). The really healthy eater Tara:). I write this after having eaten a whole lot of pound cake batter:).
Anyway, I got home and hard boiled 2 dozen brown eggs. Beautiful cage free brown eggs. That was my first mistake:).
I boiled yellow onion skins with some water and chopped up the beets and cooked them with some vinegar to color them orange for Tucker.
I cut up red beets and boiled them in water for some pink eggs for Audrey.
I smashed a cup of fresh blueberries and boiled them to make blue for Ryan.
I cut up half a bunch of fresh parsley, 1 tablespoon of turmeric, 1/3 cup of blueberries to make green because we needed green.
I brought everyone into the kitchen to dye some AMAZING eggs:). I had set the table nicely and poured the natural egg dye into different colored cups.
We were all ready…except Bennett…I guess middle school kids are too cool for dying eggs. Moose was ready though!
Well, when we were all done and Jason announced that we had successfully dyed our eggs brown…my husband the comedian. White eggs may have dyed the eggs a little better but I didn’t chance it:).
So I got out the 6 white eggs we had in the fridge and hard boiled them.
I then went online and found an awesome recipe for dying eggs with food coloring and I already had all the ingredients at home. Here is the recipe on Epicurious.
Every color needs:
– 20 drops food coloring
– 1 teaspoon vinegar
– 1/2 cup boiling water
And guess what the food coloring worked just as well with the brown eggs as well as with the white! I actually think the brown eggs look more natural;). What do you guys think?