Natural Egg Dye

Natural Egg Dye

We love everything about Easter here at Falcon Ridge Farm! We especially enjoy hiding all the eggs for families to come and hunt! Speaking of Easter eggs, did you know you can make 100% natural egg dye from common kitchen scraps?

Color Concoctions:

Blue: Add 1 cup of chopped purple cabbage + 1 cup of water
Red: 1 cup red onion skins + 1 cup of water
Pink: 1 cup shredded beets + 1 cup of water
Yellow: 2 tablespoons of turmeric + 1 cup of water

To Make:

You’ll need a separate pot for each color you want to make. Add 1 cup of water to each pot and add your natural dye ingredient. Bring to a boil and then turn the heat down and simmer for 15-30 minutes, covered. You’ll want the dye to be a few shades darker than the hue you want for your egg.

Remove from heat and allow dye to cool for up to 20 minutes.

Poor the cooled dye through a mesh strainer and add 1 tablespoon of white wine vinegar to each of your dyes. Add your eggs and put in the refrigerator to chill until the desired color is reached.

That’s it!

Easter is EGGcellenet here at the farm! We have exciting egg hunts, Easter Bunny visits, lots of farm animals to pet and MORE! Learn more about Easter on the farm!

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Easter Deviled Eggs

Easter Deviled Eggs

Along with being a good way to use up all those boiled Easter eggs, Deviled Eggs are a go-to appetizer for your family dinner. Add a little food coloring to make these traditional bites pop!

You’ll need:

  • 12 large eggs 
  • ¼ cup mayo
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • Smoked paprika (to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon dry mustard
  • 4 drops red food coloring
  • 4 drops blue food coloring
  • 4 drops green food coloring
  • 3 cups water, or as desired

To make:

If you don’t have hard-boiled eggs already, follow these steps for a quick batch. Place eggs into a large saucepan, cover with cold water, and bring to a boil. Let eggs boil for 3 minutes; turn off heat, cover pot, and let eggs cook in hot water for 20 minutes. Drain and cover eggs with cold water. Peel your eggs after they’ve cooled.

Cut hard-cooked eggs in half lengthwise and remove yolks. Mash yolks in a bowl with mayo, salt, black pepper, smoked paprika to taste, and dry mustard until smooth.

Place red, blue, and green food coloring into 3 different bowls and add about 1 cup water to each bowl. Steep 8 egg white halves in each bowl, tinting the egg whites pink, light blue, and green. If color is too pale, add more coloring to bowls. Drain colored egg whites on paper towels.

Pipe or spoon egg yolk filling into colored egg white halves; cover and chill before serving, at least 30 minutes.

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