Spice Up Your Easter Eggs

Create beautiful Easter eggs with a little help from your spice cabinet.
A Cilantro Egg

A Cilantro Egg

Delicate cilantro leaves were placed around the shell of this egg.

Photo by: Melissa Caughey

Melissa Caughey

Delicate cilantro leaves were placed around the shell of this egg.

Decorating Easter eggs is something that I look forward to every year. This year, I headed to the spice cabinet for some inspiration and created these lovely eggs that showcase herbs from the garden. Fresh herbs are transformed into silhouettes that dance upon the lovely warm golden undertones in the background. Plus my kitchen smelled fabulous as these eggs simmered on the stove top.

Supplies:

  • 1/2 dozen white eggs
  • Pantyhose
  • Fresh herbs: I used cilantro, thyme and rosemary.
  • 4 cups of water
  • 2 tablespoons of dried turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon of dried curry powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon of chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons of white vinegar
  • Kitchen whisk
  • Scissors
  • Tongs
  • 3 quart sauce pot

For all the how to directions please see the photo gallery below.

Dyeing Easter Eggs

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A Silhouette of Thyme

Source herbs like thyme from your garden to create an artistic design on the eggs.

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White Eggs

Start off with uncooked white eggs.

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Spice Things Up

Both dried spices and fresh herbs help to craft these eggs.

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Too Pretty to Eat

To preserve your eggs for more than one season, try blowing out the eggs first before dyeing them.

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Wrap Them Tightly

Wrap the eggs in small snippets of herbs and tie them off tightly in six inch sections of panty hose. Add the spices, vinegar and water to the pot and whisk to combine. Add the eggs and simmer on low heat for approximately 20 minutes. Remove the eggs with tongs and set aside to cool. Cut the pantyhose off and rinse under water.

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

A Cilantro Egg

Delicate cilantro leaves were placed around the shell of this egg.

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

The Prettiest Hard Boiled Eggs

Always keep your hard boiled eggs refrigerated until they are ready for use.

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Tips to make the process easier: 

  • Do not overcrowd your pot with eggs, as this will increase the likelihood of cracking the shells.
  • Double up the recipe and pot size to make more eggs at one time.
  • These spices may dye your wooden utensils, fingers and clothing.
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