Easter Eggs with Natural Dye
Did you know you can use foods such as purple cabbage, onion skins, beets and turmeric to dye Easter eggs naturally? Get different results by using a mix of white and brown eggs, or by using elastic bands to create different designs.
Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs by Truro Farmers’ Market
Bring the dye material and water to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered, for 15-45 minutes until desired colour is reached. Let dye cool. Strain out the vegetable materials, and add 1 tablespoon of vinegar per cup of dye. Place eggs in dye and let sit until the desired colour is reached.
To Dye Easter Eggs Pink, You’ll Need:
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups peeled, grated beets
To Dye Easter Eggs Orange, You’ll Need:
- 2 cups yellow onion skins
- Enough water to cover skins by 1 inch
To Dye Easter Eggs Yellow, You’ll Need:
- 2 cups water
- 1 tablespoon turmeric
To Dye Easter Eggs Green or Blue, You’ll Need:
- 2 cups shredded purple cabbage
- Enough water to cover cabbage by 1 inch
Brown eggs will turn green and white eggs will turn blue.
Grow Your Own Mushrooms
Plus, having some unique mushrooms at your disposal could inspire some new recipes! Purchase your own kit and get growing here.
Start Some Seedlings with Local Seeds
Planning a garden? Add a little excitement to your day by starting your own seeds indoors to get a head start. Find a huge variety of local seeds at a market near you!
Make Bread with Local Flour
It seems like EVERYONE is making homemade bread during social distancing. Warm, fresh bread is one of the most comforting culinary pleasures out there! Add some local rye, spelt, or whole wheat flour to your dough for added nutrition and flavour. The loaf above is made with flour by Longspell Point Farm available through WFM2GO.
Pick up a local cabbage and make your own fermented sauerkraut. A jar of ‘kraut on hand is a great way to add some extra veggies, flavour, and zip to your meals. Get a simple recipe here.
DIY Spa Day
Need a bit of relaxation? Find some local body products for a little self care and indulgence! Get some of these products by Robertson Farm & Apothecary at WFM2GO.
Potato Stamp Craft
Have little ones that could use a little entertaining? Grab some paint and some paper or fabric, carve a shape into a potato to create a stamp, and sit back as they stamp their afternoon away. See a great tutorial here!