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All-Natural Egg Dye and Le Creuset Giveaway

by Jamie on March 20, 2013

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Spring has sprung – well, that is if you’re using a calendar as an indicator and not the weather. Hello, 24 degree temps, we could use a little reprieve – oh, and some sunshine would be pretty amazing too.

With the turn of the Spring season, my creative mind shifts from comforting foods, clothing and colors to all things light, airy and pastel. And of course it wouldn’t be Spring without beautifully dyed Easter eggs.

I honestly don’t remember the last time I actually dyed Easter eggs, but I have fond memories of vinegar scented, dip-dyed fingertips – who seriously uses that wonky wire thing anyway?

Picking out that cardboard box of artificial dyes, glitters, stickers and waxy crayons can be the stuff 4-year old dreams are made of. However, if you’re looking for an alternative to the boxed stuff, you’ve come to the right place.

The lovely folks at Le Creuset have created all-natural dye recipes to match some of the most popular hues from their line of stunning French ovens. Each dye recipe will help you achieve those gorgeous, brightly colored eggs without all the chemical additives. Kind of sounds like a win-win, right?

I’ve teamed up with Le Creuset to make your egg dying tradition a little more exciting. We’re giving away three Le Creuset 5 ½-quart French Ovens in your choice of Caribbean blue, Cassis purple or Soleil yellow.

To Enter

1. Take a picture of your own homemade Le Creuset Easter egg dye creations.
2. Post your picture to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtags #LeCreusetEasterEggs and #bakingaddiction.
3. Entries will be gathered via the hashtags and three winners will be randomly chosen!

The contest closes on March 31st at 11:59PM EST, and winners will be chosen and contacted via comment or @reply on their photo. Be sure to upload your pictures by March 31st, and don’t forget the hashtags!

Good luck, and happy egg dying!

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Le Creuset Cassis Eggs

March 20th, 2013

Yield: 12 eggs

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time:

Total Time:

Brilliant purple with the help of grape juice!

Ingredients:

12 eggs
8 cups water
1 teaspoon vinegar
2 cups grape juice

Directions:

1. Place eggs in a single layer in the bottom of the pot.
2. Add water, vinegar and grape juice. Bring to a boil and reduce heat.
3. Simmer for 15 minutes.
4. Remove eggs from pot and place in large bowl.
5. Strain liquid through a coffee strainer and pour strained liquid into bowl with eggs.
6. Cover and refrigerate overnight for deeper color. Remove from liquid and keep refrigerated.

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Le Creuset Soleil Eggs

Yield: 12 eggs

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes + overnight

Sunny yellow to match Le Creuset's brightest new color!

Ingredients:

8 cups water
1 teaspoon tumeric
1 teaspoon vinegar

Directions:

1. Place eggs in a single layer in the bottom of the pot.
2. Add water, vinegar and tumeric. Gently stir to dissolve tumeric.
3. Simmer for 15 minutes.
4. Remove eggs from pot and place in large bowl.
5. Strain liquid through a coffee strainer and pour strained liquid into bowl with eggs.
6. Cover and refrigerate overnight for deeper color. Remove from liquid and keep refrigerated.

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Le Creuset Caribbean Eggs

Yield: 12 eggs

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes + overnight

You'd never guess that red cabbage produces this bold blue!

Ingredients:

12 eggs
8 cups water
1/4 red cabbage
1 teaspoon vinegar

Directions:

1. Place eggs in a single layer in the bottom of the pot.
2. Add water, vinegar and cabbage. Bring to a boil and reduce heat.
3. Simmer for 15 minutes.
4. Remove eggs from pot and place in large bowl.
5. Strain liquid through a coffee strainer and pour strained liquid into bowl with eggs.
6. Cover and refrigerate overnight for deeper color. Remove from liquid and keep refrigerated.

Le Creuset

Terms & Conditions:

This giveaway is open to USA residents only and will run until March 31st, 2013 at 11:59PM EST.

Winner(s) will be generated via a random number generator software program. Winner will be notified via the twitter @ reply or instagram comment.

Winner(s) will have until 4/2/13 to claim their Le Creuset French Oven or we will choose another winner.

Winner will receive (1) 5 1/2 Quart Le Creuset French Oven in winner’s choice of Cassis, Caribbean Blue, or Soleil {$275.00 AVP}. Product will be shipped by Le Creuset.

This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.

Disclosure: This giveaway is provided to you by Le Creuset. The views and opinions expressed by My Baking Addiction are based entirely upon my experience with the product listed. My Baking Addiction was not compensated monetarily for this post, but did receive the product listed for review.


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Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen March 20, 2013 at 10:37 am

This is so cute!! Pinning!!

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Susie March 20, 2013 at 10:54 am

I absolutely could have told you what color red cabbage yields. When my minions were little, I did all homemade baby food. My middle daughter’s favorite dish was a pureed mixture of cooked red cabbage, golden delicious apple, and golden raisins. After a while, it was the only thing she wanted to eat. I thought, how bad could it be for her to have it 3 times a day if that’s what she wanted… Sparing you the gross details, she left me what you described as a lovely bold blue surprise. Needless to say, we cut back her intake of red cabbage. But it has never occurred to me to die Easter eggs with it. How clever!

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Angie @ Big Bear's Wife March 20, 2013 at 10:56 am

I love this method! I’ll def. be entering soon!

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Gloria @ Simply Gloria March 20, 2013 at 10:59 am

LOVE these, Jamie! I’m giving these some PIN action. Btw…you are just such a classy woman! (=

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christopher sorel March 20, 2013 at 11:03 am

wow cool going to try the purple one for saturday morning breakfast and mess with the kids that the easter bunny dropped by

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Kerry March 20, 2013 at 11:09 am

So pretty : ) – love those colors!!

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Bonnie Reed March 20, 2013 at 11:49 am

I love the idea of doing this natural. This will definitely be the method I try this Easter.

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Fran R. March 20, 2013 at 11:51 am

These are sweet! I will definetly PIN, TWEET and like on facebook. Thanks for the alternative to the boxed kits.

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Katie March 20, 2013 at 12:13 pm

How fun! I love that the giveaway is via Instagram. Those colors are super pretty – this might actually convince me to dye eggs this year!

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Cookies4kids March 20, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Just can’t wait to try this. I love doing things the natural way.

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Tricia March 20, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Great method for Easter eggs….very eco…

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Hannah March 20, 2013 at 3:02 pm

WOW, I can’t believe the red cabbage produces a blue hue like that. I thought it might be more along the lines of reddish-purple. I must try that one!

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Rebecca March 20, 2013 at 4:44 pm

Right now I really want to live in the US… very badly :P Anyhow, I would love to try these out this Easter ;)

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Holiday Baker Man March 20, 2013 at 6:48 pm

A great give away….. well done!

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Kiran @ KiranTarun.com March 20, 2013 at 7:28 pm

Red cabbage makes it blue?! So interesting! I love the colors here, Jamie :)

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Jenny March 21, 2013 at 10:04 am

Awesome! I’ve been looking for natural egg dyes! Thank you for this post!

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Mary B March 21, 2013 at 10:56 am

Thanks for the great giveaway.

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Karen Aucella March 21, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Looks so easy! Wish we still dyed eggs!

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kristina March 21, 2013 at 3:48 pm

love these!! Can’t wait to try this out on my eggs this year!!

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Emily March 21, 2013 at 6:52 pm

Wow! Beautiful colors!

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Kate Potter March 28, 2013 at 3:26 pm

This is fabulous and I would love to enter the competition! Only one problem I live in the UK :( Definitely no chance of a non USA resident winning even if they are willing to pay the postage?! :)

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Aubrie March 29, 2013 at 10:13 pm

The red cabbage one just seemed too cool to be true. After boiling, the eggs still looked pretty much white, but after sitting in the fridge for a few hours, they are a beautiful blue! Can’t wait to see the final product tomorrow! Thanks for the awesome tip!

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Margot C April 2, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Who won? I saw the winners for the other two sites, but not for this one.

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MBA April 11, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Margot-
The winners were contacted last week via Instagram. Thanks for visiting MBA and be sure to keep a look out for other contests that may be added in the future. Have a great day!
-Jamie

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