natural easter egg dye

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dyeing Easter eggs has been a favorite seasonal holiday activity for my husband since the first we were married (several years before any babies-of-ours could dye eggs!).  when it comes down to it, my man is a tradition-lover, and i love that about him.

i’m hoping we find the time to dye eggs this year, for his joy, and i that light, i wanted to share a cool way i found to dye Easter eggs naturally.

 

red:
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se pomegranate juice or canned cherries with syrup.

blue:
boil  4 cups of water. cut 1/4 of a head of red cabbage into chunks and add to water. Stir in 2 Tablespoons vinegar. let cool to room temperature and remove cabbage with a slotted spoon.

pink:
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oil 4 cups of water. chop 1 medium beet and add to water. stir in 2 Tablespoons vinegar and let cool to room temperature; remove beets. OR if you have cranberry juice on hand, you can use it.

yellow:
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oil 1 cup of water.  stir 2 Tablespoons turmeric and add 2 teaspoons white vinegar.

lavender:
mix 1 cup grape juice and 1 tablespoon vinegar.

orange:
take the skin of 6 yellow onions and simmer in 2 cups water for 15 minutes; strain.  add 3 teaspoons white vinegar.

green:
peel the skin from 6 red onions and simmer in 2 cups water for 15 minutes; strain.  add 3 teaspoons white vinegar. OR if you have spinach on hand you could use spinach in boiled water.

i received these awesome tips from emeals, and if you read my blog, you know i love the emeals meal planning system, which helps me simplify my meal planning.  they’ve offered a special deal for readers – if you order a subscription, you will receive a free Easter menu plan!  click the emeals icon below to steal this great offer.


what special Easter traditions do you have?  will you use this natural Easter egg dye tip?  please feel free to share!

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