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Time flies. Who would have thought that the shops are full of bunnies, eggs and chickens already!
Why not dye your own Easter eggs this year?
There are some natural products you can use to dye them.
Boil the eggs, cool and keep in the fridge.
Never leave boiled eggs lying in hot or warm water for long.
But first, along with your little helpers, wash the raw eggs gently in soapy water .
Rinse and dry.
Put a single layer of eggs in a non metal pot with the dye of your choice (chart to follow).
Add 2 tablespoons vinegar to 1 litre water.
Pour in to the pot, bring to the boil and reduce to simmer for about ¼ of an hour.
Dab off excess dye with a paper towel and put on a rack to dry.
Beetroot juice Use half strength of the vinegar. Makes deep pink eggs.
Purple grape juice Only use one teaspoon vinegar and you'll have pretty lavender coloured eggs.
Boiled spinach leaves 450 grams added to the regular vinegar water to end up with bright green eggs.
Boiled orange or lemon peels This concoction will leave you with yellow eggs
Strong coffee or instant Your eggs will come out brown.
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