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Naturally Dyed Eggs

    Hey everybody, hope you've all enjoyed a wonderful week so far.  I thought that with the Easter holiday just a few days away a recipe to naturally dye our Easter eggs would come in handy.  It would also allow us to save some money, and avoid using any toxic coloring ingredients.  Have a wonderful, safe holiday!

    Color your Easter eggs with dyes made at home using fruits, vegetables and spices. Experiment with other colorful ingredients such as red cabbage, blackberries, coffee, tea, ground paprika or grape juice, too, if you like.

2 cups roughly chopped, raw beets (for pink/red) 
2 cups blueberries, crushed (for blue/purple) 
1 teaspoon ground turmeric (for yellow) 
1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar 
Hard-boiled eggs

Put your choice of coloring ingredient (beets, blueberries or turmeric) into a small pot with 2 cups water and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh sieve, discarding any solids, and then stir in vinegar. Set aside to let cool until warm or room temperature. 

To color eggs, submerge in dye, turning often for even coating, until desired color is reached. For more colors, dye eggs first in one color, then wipe dry and dye in a second color.

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