I may be 26 years old but I will never give up the tradition of dying Easter eggs. First of all, it guarantees that I have tons of hard boiled eggs for the week and most importantly it gives me an excuse to lay the newspaper down and get messy. This year, I decided to try something new. Rather than those bright, store bought kits (with God only knows what chemicals) I decided to make my own dyes out of vegetables, herbs, and even coffee! The results: gorgeous pastel eggs and beet salad for lunch with the leftovers!
- 1 small purple cabbage, sliced
- 3-4 beets sliced
- 4 tbsp turmeric
- 1 cup of coffee
- 8 tbsp white vinegar
- 1 dozen, white hard boiled eggs
- Difficulty: easy
Boil each of the ingredients in about 3 cups of water each (except the coffee) for 30 minutes
Drain veggies from the water and pour colored water into various bowls
Add 2 tbsp of vinegar to each colored water and coffee bowl
You can now experiment with different dyes for each egg!