So yes, there was no comparing the bright neon-blue and green eggs to the natural dyes, but we actually preferred the look of the natural eggs (last 5 eggs on the right after the blue and green eggs). Mike thought they looked more "earthy" and liked the softer colors.
|Eggs courtesy of Yellow #5, Yellow #6, Blue #1, Red #3 and Blue #2|
The two most surprising results were the purple egg and the yellow egg. The purple egg was a last-minute thought after noticing the wine glass full of Cabernet Sauvignon on the table. (Yes, Mike brought some home and was actually drinking it with dinner. I know, who *is* he and where is my husband??) After dipping it straight in the wine (obviously no need for vinegar here), it came out a beautiful dusky purple.
|Turmeric egg on upper right|
Overall, we felt the natural method of dyeing Easter eggs was so effective, we'd like to try again next year and with even more colors such as green and blue (we were missing the spinach and blueberries this time). It didn't take up a huge amount of time to make the dyes (about the same time it took us to boil the eggs), and I feel a whole lot better about eating the naturally-dyed eggs than the others. We highly recommend you try it!
|Our "Natural" Eggs|