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April 16, 2019 • 0 comment(s)
We tried our hand at naturally dying eggs. Now that's an easy task with white eggs....but what about brown? We ended up with jewel-toned eggs after trying the dye with red kale, spinach, tumeric, and red beets. To do it, you can hard boil the eggs or "blow" them out. Punch a hole in both ends with a nail and blow! My daughter loved this part. She did a dozen all by herself! For the dye, in separate saucepans on the stove, boil water with chopped up red beets in one, chopped spinach in one, tumeric in another, and red kale in another. Let them boil several minutes on the stovetop. When they are cool enough to pour into a glass jar, strain out the veggies (I didn't strain the tumeric spice) and fill up the jar. Put a few teaspoons of vinegar in each color. Make sure you have a tight lid. Put the eggs inside the jar. Make sure they are submerged. When the liquid is cooled off, screw on a tight lid and place in the fridge (if boiled) or on the counter (if you blew them out). To be honest, the spinach didn't really work well to dye the brown egg. Trying it a couple times, we combined the spinach with the red kale in the jar. That gave us the blue/green color. The beets gave the dark red/plum color, and the tumeric is the gold. Give it a try!!!
August 26, 2016 • 0 comment(s)
Why do we have chickens and what are they doing for our farm.