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All-Natural Egg Dye and Le Creuset Giveaway

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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!

Le Creuset Cassis Eggs

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.

Le Creuset

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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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Margot C

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013

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

MBA

Thursday 11th of April 2013

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

Aubrie

Friday 29th of March 2013

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!

Kate Potter

Thursday 28th of March 2013

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?! :)

Emily

Thursday 21st of March 2013

Wow! Beautiful colors!

kristina

Thursday 21st of March 2013

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

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