Dye Your Easter Eggs Naturally

We had a fun early Easter over at our BFF Euan’s house and it even snowed! We have NEVER rolled our Easter eggs in the snow before! This year we decided we would try and dye our eggs naturally which was a lot of fun and had some interesting results. In this blog we tell you what you need and how to try it home.

Dye your easter eggs naturally

Dye your easter eggs naturally this year

You will need:

How to dye your Easter Eggs naturally:

1. Hard boil your eggs

2. Boil your “dyes” (the spinach, beetroot, cabbage and turmeric) in separate saucepans with the water. Bring to the boil, turn down the heat and simmer for 15-30 mins.

Dye your easter eggs naturally

Boil up your dyes

3. The dye is ready when it is a few shades darker than you want your eggs to be. Set the dyes aside to cool.

4. Strain the dye.

5. Add the vinegar.

6. Add an egg to a small bowl then cover the egg with the dye. Make sure the egg is completely submerged. Repeat for each colour.

Add your boiled eggs to your natural dyes

7. Put the eggs (still in the dye) in the fridge to set and until the desired colour is reached. Note that they will fade a bit once rinsed.

8. To achieve a stronger colour, do several soaks, drying them between each dye.

9. Once you have finished add a little oil to the eggs to give them a shiny finish.

Oiling your eggs make them lovely and shiny

10. Roll them down a hill!

Dye your easter eggs naturally

A snowy day for rollng Easter Eggs!

Our favourites were the beetroot and the cabbage. The spinach didn’t work very well at all for us. Play around with different patterns. We loved our half coated ones which looked really cool.

Dye your easter eggs naturally

The half coated red cabbage dyed egg, doesn’t it look awersome!

Happy Easter everyone, hopefully it won’t be as snowy when you are rolling your Easter eggs.

Love

Lulu & Tilda xx

Dye your easter eggs naturally

What We’re Growing in 2018

We LOVE this time of year as we see all the bulbs pushing through in the garden and the weather (hopefully) starts to improve. We have BIG plans to grow lots of lovely things in our garden this year to supplement the fruit trees, rhubarb, raspberries and blueberries we already have growing. Here’s what we’re growing in 2018 in our veg garden:

Growing veg

VEGETABLES

FRUIT

FLOWERS

We’re also growing a few flowers from seed too to add to our pretty garden:

As you know from our last blog, “Growing Potatoes” we will also be growing three different varieties of potatoes this year.

I’d love to hear what you plan to grow in your garden this year…

Lulu & Tilda xx

Thanks to DT Seeds who we purchased this year’s seeds from and for all their great plant descriptions.