My commitment to eating "natural" often leaves me feeling hypocritical. I attempt to avoid the artificial mostly at times when it seems fun. Case in point: coloring Easter eggs. Why buy a PAAS kit at the dollar store when I can experiment with everyday household food items? Last year's attempt left me with some cute little dinosaur eggs, and this year I have a couple...yin yangs? After soaking these eggs in a bowl of beets, fully expecting to get pink or purply loveliness, all I ended up with was mottled, chestnutty brown. Well, that's the fun of Mother Nature. Wholly capricious and artsy in her own way, never one to walk to the drum of modern holiday cheer.
ps. the eggs tasted like beets. Not bad.