Naturally Colored Dyes

I found this article at Plenty magazine today about using food products instead of dyes to create color for Easter eggs.

I told the cute guy about it.

"That makes sense," he said.

It sounds fun to me.


Green Bean said...

Cool beans. We'll have to try some of that. BTW, I love the photo of the Romanesco.

Donna said...

I actually tried this a couple years ago. It was fun, but don't expect bright colors. I think a basket of pastured eggs from a variety of breeds of chickens is prettier, but don't let me discourage you from giving it a try!

This year I used the recipe on the back of the food coloring bottles and got fantastic results until my son dropped the green eggs into the purple dye, the purple eggs into the green, etc. By the time we were done, all the eggs were the same yucky color. He's three. :)

kale for sale said...

green bean - Do you have a list of bean terms? You crack me up everytime you come up with a new bean saying. I love it. Let me know how your naturally colored eggs turn out.

donna - I'm with you that the naturally colored eggs are the best, especially the arcuna green eggs. But look at all the fun the kids have making yucky colored eggs. Beauty arrives in funny ways sometimes. In this case maybe only in the memories.

Olivia said...

My neighbor left me a half dozen colored eggs the other day. I thought maybe she'd seen your blog because they were very beautiful soft colors...but then I realized they were fresh and not hard boiled. She told me they are from some "funny" chickens her friend raises. I'm looking forward to eating these local fresh and very pretty eggs.
Love, Olivia

kale for sale said...

Olivia - I hope you find out what kind of 'funny' chickens the eggs came from and tell me. I want to know. Nice neighbor! xoxox