April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

Just a quick note from us to say Happy Easter!

We hope you are enjoying the holiday weekend, whatever you choose to do. On Good Friday, we dyed our Easter eggs, and today we went to church and are celebrating Little Sister's 4th birthday (where does the time go?!).

Here she is, helping with our egg dying. She was pretty proud of the results (as was Big Sister, of course).

We used natural dyes to dye our eggs:
  • Blueberries
  • Yellow onion skins
  • Black tea
  • Chili powder mixed with paprika
  • Stems of beet greens
We boiled each ingredient in a separate pot with a splash of vinegar, and strained out anything chunky. The results turned out pretty good! I must confess though, the stems of the beet greens just didn't give us enough colour (next time I'll use beet root), so we added a few drops of red food colouring to make it a stronger shade of pink.

The girls have been enjoying eating boiled eggs for snacks, and I plan on making some egg salad sandwiches tomorrow. It will be a nice treat. I never think to make them, and usually only get to enjoy them at church picnics!

I hope you all have a wonderful Easter!


maryanne @ mama smiles said...

I love how your eggs turned out! Maybe we'll try dying eggs this way next year.

Kirsten said...

It was so easy! It's nice to know for sure that the dye is food-safe too - since it IS food! ;)

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