Natural Dyed Eggs
1 dozen eggs
2 quarts water
¼ cup white vinegar
Natural Egg Dye
Pink: 4 cups shredded red beets
Dark Blue: 3 cups of crushed blueberries
Pale Blue: 4 cups shredded red cabbage
Orange: 4 cups onion skins
Yellow: ¼ cup ground turmeric
Pale Green: 6 cups of raw spinach
Directions for Hard Boiled Eggs:
Gently place eggs into a pot. Cover eggs with water. Bring water to a rolling boil. When water boils remove from heat, cover and allow to sit for 15 minutes. Remove eggs from water and place in an ice bath.
Directions for Natural Dye:
Select a natural dye and place in a pot with water and vinegar. Bring mixture to a boil over a high heat, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 30 minutes. Strain dye into a bowl. **If the desired effect is to have pastel toned eggs place in room temperature solution for 30 minutes. If the desired effect is to have deep toned eggs place eggs in hot solution. When solution has cooled, cover and place in refrigerator for 30 minutes or up to overnight.