I’ll admit it: I have no kids (unless you want to count my two cats…which I’m guessing you don’t), nor do I have any nieces or nephews. Basically, I have no age-appropriate reason to be dying Easter eggs.
And yet: This year, dying Easter eggs was exactly what I wanted to do! But I didn’t want to use traditional packaged dyes, which are full of chemicals that I wouldn’t really want all over my own hands, much less all over the hands of little ones.
And so: Off I went in pursuit of homemade, natural Easter egg dyes, free of artificial colors and mysterious, unpronounceable chemicals.
And, as it turns out, our friends at Le Creuset have been feeling the exact same way about dying Easter eggs this year! In celebration a few of their beautiful French oven colors – especially their new, cheery yellow, Soleil – they created some natural dyes to match. Caribbean blue, bright yellow, vibrant purple – these are some incredibly fun colors!
The fine folks at Le Creuset were even kind enough to send me my own French oven in their new Soleil color, and let me tell you: that is one fine piece of cookware! The cheery yellow color is absolute perfection in my blue and yellow kitchen, and the French oven is perfect for everything from preparing a roast to simmering soups and stews to hard-boiling Easter eggs. The possibilities are endless.
Happy egg dying!
The following Easter egg recipes are courtesy of Stephie:
The following Easter egg recipes are courtesy of Le Creuset:
Caribbean Easter Egg Dye Recipe
- 12 large Egg
- 8 cup (8 fl oz) Boiling Water
- 0.25 head, large (about 5-1/2″ dia) Red Cabbage
- 1 teaspoon Vinegar
- Place eggs in a single layer in the bottom of the pot. Add water, vinegar and cabbage.
- Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer for 15 minutes. Remove eggs from pot and place in large bowl.
- Strain liquid through a coffee strainer and pour strained liquid into bowl with eggs.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight for deeper color.
- Remove from liquid and keep refrigerated.