Category Archive: Kids

Simple Country Pleasures

Yesterday granddaughter Ellery and I took a walk through the woods down to the old mill by the river. We picked wild onions for our salad. Later my neighbor Erin stopped by to show me her wild bounty. Good thing we did it yesterday. Today when we woke up here’s what we saw:  

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Back To Nature With Natural Easter Egg Dyes

Naturally Colored Easter Eggs

Colored eggs are one of the most fun things at Easter and coloring them naturally is fun. This is an heirloom recipe which I share every Easter.  We use onion skins which turns the eggs light amber to dark orange to brick red, beet juice for pink eggs, the spice turmeric for brilliant yellow and red …

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Onion Skins, Red Cabbage and Turmeric for Naturally Colored Easter Eggs

I’ve told you each year around this the how I go about preparing the natural dyes for the little ones to color Easter eggs. The boys and their families come tomorrow for dinner and egg coloring. Here’s how it all starts: Simmering the onion skins and red cabbage for the dyes. Tomorrow I’ll make the …

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