|Natural Colorant||Egg Color||Directions||Hints|
|turmeric powder||bright yellow to deep gold||Put -1-2 tsp. ground turmeric powder in heat proof cup. Fill 2/3 full with boiling water. Add 1 tsp. white vinegar.||Works quickly.|
Turmeric stains so be careful.
Wipe dusty spice residue from eggs.
|chopped red cabbage||blue/teal||Put 2-3 tbsps. chopped red cabbage in heat safe cup. Add boiling water. Add 1 tsp. white vinegar.||Let sit overnight.|
Avoid excess handling.
|onion skins, yellow||light peach to gold/orange||Use 1 large handful of onion skin for each cup of water. Simmer 20 minutes then add 1 tsp. of white vinegar.||A perennial favorite.|
|grape juice||blue to purple||Add 1 cup frozen juice concentrate to 1 tsp. vinegar.||Eggs may be simmered right in the juice to cook.|
|grated red beets||magenta red||Put 2-4 tbsps. freshly grated beets in heat safe cup. Fill 2/3 with boiling water. Add 1 tsp. white vinegar.||Speckled design.|
Dye may be strained before use.
Orange beets may be used to obtain saffron color.
|red cabbage & turmeric||green||Pour scant tsp. of turmeric and 2-3 tbsps. of chopped red cabbage in a heat safe cup then add boiling water.||Speckled design.|
Wipe vegetable off with damp cloth.
|red cabbage & beet||purple||Put 2 tbsps. grated beet and 2 tbsps. red cabbage in heat safe cup. Add boiling water.||Striking and intense.|
|onion skins, red||pale celadron green||See directions for yellow onion skins.||Allow long steeping time.|
Saturday, April 7, 2012
making....for a party...
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