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Easter Morning Notes

1. The problem with using pureed blueberries to dye eggs is that it's hard to get the pureed bits off without disturbing the dye job. Next year I may just try blueberry juice, or else strain out the solids like I did with the cabbage and beets. Otherwise, pretty!

2. Dyeing with Red Zinger tea was a bust.

3. Hunting eggs in the damp backyard while dressed in pajamas and rain boots is the way to go.


I used to try boosting my henna with Red Zinger, as per directions. It never did much.

I can only think of pinkish or purply reds, like cranberries (out of season, but juice?) or pomegranate juice.
For pinkish-purply reds, beets are the way to go. Really vivid and fast, too.
Oh yeah. I don't like the taste of beets, so I didn't think of them, but I certainly do know how colorfast they are. As in, WEAR GLOVES.
My brain is saying "masking tape and boil in vinegar for patterns on the egg not the shell" but I don't know whether to trust this advice.