This year I had read several articles on using natural dyes for Easter eggs. Anything natural tends to intrigue me, so I made notes and got "ingredients" to make "Beautifully subtle colored eggs".
So, you may wonder why the picture shows eggs that look like they got left in the hen house for a couple of months.... Well, there is a good reason for that! Those articles were BOSH!
I got yellow Delicious apples for "a springlike, green yellow" color, red onions for a "beautiful purple", Cranberry juice for a "lovely shade of rose", and strong coffee for a "rich dark brown". I even bought 18 white eggs at the store instead of the usual brown ones I get from my local farmer.
As you can see none of them worked like the articles. The yellow apple skins turned the water the color of weak tea, this did nothing to the eggs. The cranberry juice and the red onions did indeed turn the water a bit pinkish, but as for what they did to the eggs, well it's almost best not mentioned. Those are the grayish ones. They also needed to have some slimy sort of film washed off afterwards. The coffee turned the eggs to a kind of brown color, pretty much like the eggs I normally get from that farmer!
We are feeling a bit hesitant about opening up the cracked ones, you know how the white ends up pink or purple or whatever color the eggs were in? I'm pretty sure these babies are not only going to look like last weeks garbage on the outside, but they are not going to be very appetising on the inside either.
Guess who is going to buy Paas egg dye again next year??? You got it!
Oh well, I hope anyone reading this had a lovely COLORful Easter!!
Post Script~~~~~~~~ at the grocery store today I stocked up on egg dye for next year! Good job me!