Spice Up Your Easter Eggs

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