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Eggs 101

How To Naturally Colour Easter Eggs

Household items you find in the fridge and pantry produce earthy-coloured (and edible!) beautiful Easter decorations. This is a fun and easy way to naturally colour hard boiled eggs for your family. Here’s how:

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  1. Step 1

    Place blueberries, raspberries, turmeric and coffee grinds in separate medium saucepans. 

  2. Step 2

    Add 2 cups (500 mL) water and 1 tbsp (15 mL) vinegar to each saucepan.

  3. Step 3

    Add 6 eggs to each saucepan.

  4. Step 4

    Set over high heat and bring to boil. 

  5. Step 5

    Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes. 

  6. Step 6

    Remove eggs from each saucepan. Strain and discard solids but reserve coloured liquids. 

  7. Step 7

    Cool slightly before placing eggs back into liquids for 30 minutes or until desired level of colour intensity is achieved.

For a glossy look, rub with a bit of cooking oil once the eggs are dry. Naturally-coloured hard boiled eggs make great snacks in lunches, or as colourful appetizers at Easter brunch!