Natural Dyes for Easter Eggs
Choose a color: PURPLE 2 small heads or 1 large head red cabbage, cored and sliced RED 2 lbs beets, peeled and diced YELLOW 1 lb onion skins ORANGE 1-½ cup turmeric (2 oz jar) For each color, you will need distilled white vinegar Add your ingredient or vegetable to a 5 quart saucepan. Add 4 quarts of water and bring to a boil for 30 minutes or until the water color is pronounced. Allow the liquid to come to room temperature, then strain liquid through cheesecloth. Discard the vegetables. Add 1/3 cup distilled white vinegar to the liquid. Place hard boiled eggs in water and refrigerate overnight. Rinse eggs if desired.