Thursday, 21 March 2013

Easter Giveaway WINNER + More Easter Ideas

And the winner is....

Sarah Jenkin from Dunedin!
Your Easter treats are on their way!

If you didn't win, don't worry, there will be many more giveaways to come!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter! We wish you all a safe and fun Easter and hope you all find great treats for your kids and family.

Click here to read Safe Easter Treats post

Easter Fever 

AUTUMN 2008 

ISSUE #124
Easter doesn't have to be a drag if you have food allergies. We have a few suggestions that will get you into the festive spirit.

Easter Marshmallow Shapes

1/4 cup cold water
1Tbsp gelatine
1/2 cup hot water
1 cup sugar
1Tbsp lemon juice
1tsp vanilla  

1. Place cold water into a bowl, gradually add gelatine and stand for 5 minutes.
2. Mix hot water and sugar in a saucepan and stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved.
3. Add gelatine mixture and boil for 5 minutes.
4. Cool to lukewarm, pour into a bowl and add lemon and vanilla.
5. Beat until think and creamy.


If you're not allergic to eggs - or your doctor says you are able to touch eggs without having a reaction - then enter the world of Easter egg decorating. Here are some ideas of how to get different colours from natural material:

Yellow yellow onion skins, turmeric (1/2 teaspoon per cup water), chamomile, sage, celery leaves.

Orange onion skins, but boil the eggs with it. Any yellow dye plus beet juice, red beets, safflower seeds, paprika, rose hip tea.

Green spinach, parsley, carrot tops, beet tops

Blue grape juice concentrate, red cabbage

Light Purple grapes (purple ones!)

Brown black tea, coffee

1. Hard boil the eggs with 1 teaspoon of vinegar in the water. 
2. Place dyeing ingredients in a separate non-aluminium saucepan, cover with water and boil five minutes to one hour depending on what ingredients you use. Make sure you use enough material to make at least one cup of dye. 
3. You need to crush the ingredients as they boil so you can extract as much dye as possible. When the colour is concentrated enough, strain the dye and use it hot
4. Let each egg sit in the dye until it reaches the desired colour. Some dyes will take longer than other to make the desired colour on the egg.
5. Remove the egg and let dry. 


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