Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Splendid Egg Colors as Nature Intended

Many of the colorful foods we're encouraged to eat also make pretty egg dyes without the artificial ingredients.  Red cabbage, turmeric and red wine make striking tones.  Instant coffee, saffron, cranberries and spinach add that one-of-a-kind tone,some with patterns.  The recipe was inspired by Earth Fare grocery store. 

Natural Egg Dye

Bring water, salt and vinegar to boil.
4 cups water
2 tablespoon white vinegar
2 teaspoon salt 

In separate containers, place hard cooked egg(s) and vinegar water.  Add natural ingredients for desired colors.

2/3 cup red cabbage, chopped
1 teaspoon saffron 
 3 packets instant coffee
2 tablespoon grated tumeric
3 ounce red wine

My eggs soaked with fresh chopped spinach turned a very light green.

I simmered fresh cranberries in the vinegar water and added to one container.  The result was a patterned-almost camouflaged look. Perhaps I needed to remove the berries and include the juice only.

Next year I'll try raw beets!


1 comment:

  1. Sweet...I was thinking along the same line. Boiled onion skins work as well.