The best question I got at our CSA pick-up today was, “Can I have your onion skins?” There’s no better place to get ’em when I’ve got a case of onions on the table!
This particular customer uses onion skins, the dry, papery protective layer around your yellow onions to dye her Easter eggs by placing the skins at the bottom of a tray, covering with olive oil, and placing the eggs on top. Leave overnight, remove eggs in the morning and they have a lovely tie-dye effect.
Other non-toxic coloring agents include parsley, beets, turmeric, and blueberries. I prefer to use vinegar to extract the color onto my eggs, but the oil idea sounds intriguing! (And afterword, we’ll have a delicious homemade Easter vinaigrette!)
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