Melissa Caughey

This egg shows the delicate silhouette of thyme.

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. 


Spiced Up Easter Eggs 7 photos

A few helpful 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.

5 Comments About this Article

  • Kim Rocha
    it took me a moment to figure out where to find the instructions but once I did, I am so excited about getting to try this. They are so pretty !

    Posted 10 months ago

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  • Melissa Caughey
    I'm so glad you are going to try making them Kim. They are great fun. Check out using other things like beets, onion skins- yellow and red and many other natural ways to dye them. The possibilities are just endless.

    Posted 10 months ago

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  • Kathie
    I'm definitely doing this this year! You have the best ideas! I wonder if it would work with the blueish/green eggs that I have.

    Posted 9 months ago

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  • Melissa Caughey
    I do think you could try it with any colored eggs. Spices would work but have you though about trying veggies? I would probably choose purple cabbage or red onions with the bluish eggs and maybe onion skins with the green eggs.

    Posted 9 months ago

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  • Kathie
    Thanks! I'm going to try this.

    Posted 9 months ago

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