Start with little plants picked from the yard, a bowl of uncooked eggs and this year, red cabbage.
We laid the fresh leaves on the eggs, wrapped squares of nylon around them and twisted them in the back with a bread twisty.
Layered them in a large pot of chopped up cabbage, water and a glug of whited vinegar. Brought to a boil and simmered an hour or so. They didn't look like they took any of the dye. I wasn't happy. I took them out and as they cooled the color began to show. While they are still wet take off the nylon and the leaves.
They weren't as dark as I thought they'd be but they are beautiful.
When cool I rubbed a little cooking oil on each.
I cooked, cooked and baked for Easter dinner, this was my center piece, fresh carrots, parsley and daffodils from my yard.