The beauty of homemade Easter Eggs with onion skins ! We can’t even think of a better organic egg color than this. Beautiful, cool and healthy, onion skin dye takes the cake. Simple and natural, the way our grandmas used to color eggs.
Clip some tiny sprigs from your yard, place them on the raw eggs, take a square of pantyhose (if you do a dozen eggs it’s best to have two pairs of pantyhose) and stretch it over the sprig and egg, then catch up all the edges of the pantyhose in a little rubberband. (You want to pull the pantyhose pretty tight, so the sprigs stay on the egg.) Then, in a big soup pot, make a little bed of outer skins from about eight or nine yellow onions, place all the eggs on the skins, covered them with more skins, then add a few tablespoons of vinegar and enough cold water just to cover it all. Bring it just up to a boil then let it simmer very gently, without rumbling the eggs, for about fifteen minutes. Take the pot off the heat and let it sit for another fifteen minutes. Take the eggs out (careful, they’re hot), rinse them in cold water, and unveiled them. Voila. Beautiful botanical eggs.
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