The Day I Tried to Dye Eggs Naturally

The Day I Dyed Eggs Naturally

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:).

The Day I Dyed Eggs Naturally

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:).

The Day I Dyed Eggs Naturally

Anyway, I got home and hard boiled 2 dozen brown eggs.  Beautiful cage free brown eggs.  That was my first mistake:).

The Day I Dyed Eggs Naturally

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.

The Day I Dyed Eggs Naturally

I cut up red beets and boiled them in water for some pink eggs for Audrey.

The Day I Dyed Eggs Naturally

I smashed a cup of fresh blueberries and boiled them to make blue for Ryan.

The Day I Dyed Eggs Naturally

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.

The Day I Dyed Eggs Naturally

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.

The Day I Dyed Eggs Naturally

 

We were all ready…except Bennett…I guess middle school kids are too cool for dying eggs.  Moose was ready though!

The Day I Dyed Eggs Naturally

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:).

The Day I Dyed Eggs Naturally

 

So I got out the 6 white eggs we had in the fridge and hard boiled them.

The Day I Dyed Eggs Naturally

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.

The Day I Dyed Eggs Naturally

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?

The Day I Dyed Eggs Naturally

The Day I Dyed Eggs Naturally

The Day I Dyed Eggs Naturally

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4 thoughts on “The Day I Tried to Dye Eggs Naturally

  1. I really like the look of the dyed brown eggs. I stood in the grocery store contemplating doing the same thing but talked myself out of it thinking that brown eggs would not accept the dye right. Oh well ~ now I know for next year. I just love your blog!

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