Recipe: Natural Easter Eggs

Try this creative, all-natural way of decorating Easter eggs!


  • Large Pot
  • Nude nylon



  • White room-temperature eggs
  • Room-temperature water
  • White distilled vinegar (one tablespoon per egg)
  • Cooking oil (any)
  • Herbs (cilantro, parsley dill)
  • Onion skin (one onion per egg)



  1. Choose an herb and pick the leaves with the shapes of your choosing.
  2. Nip the stem off the herb.
  3. Wet the egg holding the narrow side up.
  4. Place the leaf on top of the egg. Make sure the leaf sticks as much as possible because this placement will determine the imprint on the eggs.
  5. Cut the end of the nylon to remove the stitching.
  6. Grab the egg with the nylon, coving it completely.
  7. Pull back the slack and twist the nylon as tightly as possible without letting go of the egg.
  8. Without letting go of the egg, use your middle finger as a hook and wrap the thread around the twisted nylon 20 times.
  9. Cut the extra nylon and thread.
  10. Peel off the onion skin and place them in a large pot. Fill 1/5-3/4ths of the pot.
  11. Carefully add one layer of eggs to the pot, and cover them with some of the onion skin.
  12. Slowly add water to the pot until the eggs are covered. You can add 1/2-1 inch water.
  13. Place the pot on the stove, bringing the water to a boil (5-10 minutes).
  14. Add one tablespoon of vinegar for every egg in the pot to the boiled water.
  15. Lower the fire to medium heat, and let the pot simmer (15-20 minutes).
  16. Remove the pot from the stove and check the coloring of the eggs. The eggs should be a dark burgundy. For lighter colors, boil the eggs for less time with less vinegar.
  17. Place the eggs on a plate. Using scissors, carefully cut the nylon from the eggs.
  18. Slowly rub the herb leaf off the egg. Use a wet paper towel to wipe the egg.
  19. Use a paper towel to coat the eggs in oil, covering them completely.


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Shushan Darzian is the founder and owner of Ladybugs Catering & Events. Her passion for food, presentation and exquisite detail drive her mission to provide outstanding service for her clients. As a former educator, she is committed to life-longing learning and loves to travel. She resides in Southern California with her husband and two sons.