January 19th, 2012
There are different theories about where the American Red Velvet Cake is originally from, ranging from the South (perhaps the time of the Civil War?) to a creation of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. No one seems to really know for sure! What’s certain is that this cake feels special, and in fact, […]
April 25th, 2011
Here’s how to make eggs that look painted, tie-dyed and speckled. 1) Hard boil eggs 2) Make little bowls of different colored egg dyes. You can make natural egg dyes or use food coloring. If you’re using food coloring, mix about a cup of water with a teaspoon of vinegar and a few drops of […]
February 2nd, 2011
It’s very satisfying to make your own food coloring out of natural ingredients. It’s also educational for children to see how people used to get color out of fruits and vegetables. Not everything has to come pre-bottled from a factory! Since Valentine’s Day is coming soon, today I’ll explain how to make red and pink […]
December 6th, 2008
I’m trying to work out ways to dye icing that don’t involve food dye. Some of the dyes today are questionable health-wise, but also, I’d like my kids to see that you can do things the old-fashioned way. Looking back at old cookbooks, I keep noticing that they used a lot of cochineal powder to […]
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