Dyeing Easter Eggs The Natural Way...

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Jen4, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    I blew out 12 eggs to decorate for Easter... So far I've got 1 soaking in beet juice...

    Whats some natural items you use too dye yours?
     
  2. Dragonfly Ranch

    Dragonfly Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2009
    Happy Valley, CA
    Quote:What about Blueberry juice?
     
  3. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    With the beets, blueberries and yellow onion skins you can make every color in the rainbow. Just double soak for the colors that require mixing (soak in both blueberries and yellow onion skins for green, for instance -- both beets and yellow onion skins for orange, blueberries and beets for purple)

    You don't have to blow them out, either. You can hardboil them just like you would traditional dying eggs and that way you can make deviled eggs out of them afterwards for Easter dinner. [​IMG]
     
  4. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    Dragonfly Ranch, Thanks... Blueberry juice would be wonderful... BUT... I dont have any [​IMG] I wasnt prepared, didnt know I'd want to do this today, lol. I will use some next time I make more [​IMG]

    * I did mix some chili powder and paprika for one eggs, I think I'm gonna do some spinach leaves for another.
     
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  5. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    Olive Hill - Thanks... I blew them out so I could keep them forever or until someone breaks them [​IMG]
     
  6. Dragonfly Ranch

    Dragonfly Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2009
    Happy Valley, CA
    Quote:Chili and paprika - That's a great idea. I was trying to think of things that stain my hands - what about taking them outside and rubbing them on the grass for green! [​IMG]

    Sandee
     
  7. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    Chili and paprika - That's a great idea. I was trying to think of things that stain my hands - what about taking them outside and rubbing them on the grass for green! lol

    Sandee

    lol... I boiled some spinach leaves, got an egg soaking for green........​
     
  8. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    syracuse area, ny
    mustard?
     
  9. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

    Aug 18, 2008
    http://whatscookingamerica.net/Eggs/EasterEggDye.htm :

    Blue
    Canned Blueberries
    Red Cabbage Leaves (boiled)
    Purple Grape Juice

    Brown or Beige
    Strong Coffee
    Instant Coffee
    Black Walnut Shells (boiled)
    Black Tea

    Brown Gold
    Dill Seeds

    Brown Orange
    Chili Powder

    Green
    Spinach Leaves (boiled)
    Liquid Chlorophyll

    Greenish Yellow
    Yellow Delicious Apple Peels (boiled)

    Grey
    Purple or red grape juice or beet juice

    Lavender
    Small Quantity of Purple Grape Juice
    Violet Blossoms plus 2 tsp Lemon Juice
    Red Zinger Tea

    Orange
    Yellow Onion Skins (boiled)
    Carrots
    Paprika

    Pink
    Beets
    Cranberries or Juice
    Raspberries
    Red Grape Juice
    Juice from Pickled Beets

    Red
    Lots of Red Onions Skins (boiled)
    Pomegranate juice
    Canned Cherries (with syrup)
    Raspberries

    Violet or Purple
    Violet Blossoms
    Hibiscus tea
    Small Quantity of Red Onions Skins (boiled)
    Red Wine

    Yellow
    Orange or Lemon Peels (boiled)
    Carrot Tops (boiled)
    Chamomile Tea
    Celery Seed (boiled)
    Green tea
    Ground Cumin (boiled)
    Ground Turmeric (boiled) or Saffron​
     
  10. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    Thanks [​IMG]

    * I'll post a pic. when they are dry.......
     

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