Turns out you don’t need little mystery tablets to color Easter eggs. My wife Kristin and daughter Emma had some fun experimenting with what we had around the house to dye eggs yesterday. I was like a little kid when they showed me the results, so I had to pop them into a good nest and take a photo.
The yellows are from turmeric, the pinks from beets. The purplish blues were from blueberries and the sky blue in the foreground is from red cabbage. They simmered each ingredient with some water, strained out the solids, then added some vinegar. There was some wrapping with string and other preliminaries, then the eggs were popped into the dye in mason jars and put into the fridge overnight. Now they’re ready for delivery.
Which reminds me . . . look who I spied earlier today relaxing beside the hosta shoots.