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carols
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Posted - 03/18/2005 :  5:05:18 PM  Show Profile Send carols a Private Message
I've tried using beets and got a great rosy pink color, but it stank to high heaven while it was cooking. I also used the spice turmeric (straight from the McCormick's jar) and it made a great gold - a rich color that looked very eastern.

A few years ago, Martha Stewart Living did an article on using various food items to dye Easter eggs, and I got some of the ideas from there.

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Posted - 03/18/2005 :  5:45:35 PM  Show Profile Send mokey a Private Message
Smelly beets? What type did you use? I cook lots of beets during autumn and winter and have never noticed a smell.

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Posted - 03/18/2005 :  8:34:15 PM  Show Profile Send NaProus a Private Message
I think there's something about beets and vinegar... My mother used to make "Harvard beets" that have vinegar in the sauce, and I used to leave the house they stank so horribly!

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mokey
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Posted - 03/18/2005 :  8:38:45 PM  Show Profile Send mokey a Private Message
I could see the vinegar having some odour, but for dyeing you use just the beets.

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NaProus
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Posted - 03/19/2005 :  08:05:34 AM  Show Profile Send NaProus a Private Message
Oh -- I was looking at the Martha Stewart Easter Eggs link that she provided (perhaps on the other thread), and there was vinegar in there!

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lemons
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Posted - 04/04/2005 :  09:01:46 AM  Show Profile Send lemons a Private Message
And tell us about the turmeric, please, Carol. How much did you use? Usual vinegar/heat routine?

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MMario
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Posted - 04/04/2005 :  09:07:12 AM  Show Profile Send MMario a Private Message
the pinkish coulour from beets is usually very fugitive - though I have seen some pinkish tans from beets. The yellow from tumeric is less fast then some colours - but not bad.

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