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Dye Easter Eggs - the old-fashioned way

This recipe belongs with our baby applesauce recipe. Both speak of the connection between love and food. Thank you, Francesca.

  • as many eggs you plan on dying
  • enough cold water to cover eggs
  • splash of vinegar (about 1 teaspoon)
  • red onion skins

(The more onion skins you have, the darker your eggs will be. We usually save the skins in Ziploc bags as we use red onions during Lent. )



Using a sewing needle, poke a small hole in the wide bottom of each egg. This minimizes cracking.

Fill a large pot with cold water, the red onion skins that you've collected, and a splash of white vinegar.

Place eggs in pot just as you would if you were making plain hard boiled eggs.

Bring water to a boil and let e eggs boil for about five minutes.

Remove eggs from pot and let cool.

Decorate as you will.

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Contributor: Francesaca Di Meglio for Regina Margherita Di Meglio

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