Natural Easter Egg Dyes

Color your farm-fresh eggs with natural dyes to add pretty colors to your table at breakfast or brunch or even in an Easter basket.

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by Heidi StrawnFebruary 18, 2009

Natural Egg Dyes
Photo by Karen Keb Acevedo

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Whatever kind of egg you raise on your farm or like to serve–quail, chicken, duck, goose–you can enhance their color, naturally.

Using¬†natural items saved from the garden–or even coffee grounds, choose from one of the colors below, experiment¬†and enjoy the results:

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  • Red: beets, cranberries, raspberries
  • Blue: blueberries or red cabbage leaves
  • Beige: strong coffee
  • Orange: carrots, yellow onion skins
  • Yellow: turmeric
  • Green: spinach, swiss chard leaves

To Color:

  • Place eggs in a pan with water to cover and a teaspoon of white vinegar.
  • Add material to be used as a coloring agent and bring to a boil.
  • Simmer for about 15 minutes.
  • Remove coloring material and let eggs dry.

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