One welcome sign of spring at our house: the chickens have boosted their egg production. After reading about different natural dyes to use when decorating easter eggs, I decided to try making colorful deviled eggs. Success! The results were both colorful and delicious.
I boiled the following ingredients in 1 cup water, and then added cider vinegar and salt, to make a soaking brine for my peeled hard boiled eggs. From left to right: 1) Three slices of beet 2) 1/4 cup elderberries and 1 teaspoon baking soda 3) 1 tablespoon turmeric 4) 1/4 cup elderberries. Next time I may experiment with mixing these primary colors to create green and orange eggs!
After letting them sit in the brine for the afternoon, I removed the eggs and used my simple and flexible deviled egg recipe to prepare our yummy and colorful snacks. They really looked great, and tasted great, served on a bed of arugula.