Grape juice- Stir 1 Tbsp. distilled white vinegar into 1 cup grape juice. Beet juice- Stir 1 Tbsp. distilled white vinegar into 1 cup beet juice (found at the Fresh Thyme Farmers Market Juicery). Red Zinger tea- Bring 1 cup water to boiling. Remove from heat. Add 4 red Zinger tea bags. Steep 5 to 10 minutes. Remove tea bags, pressing excess water out of bags. Stir in 1 Tbsp. distilled white vinegar. Cool. Turmeric- Bring 1 cup water to boiling. Remove from heat. Stir in 2 Tbsp. ground turmeric and 1 Tbsp. distilled white vinegar. Cool. (For a less marbled effect, strain the mixture before dying the eggs.) Yellow onion skins- Peel skins from 6 medium yellow onions. Bring 2 cups water and the skins to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes (reducing to about 1 cup). Strain. Stir in 1 Tbsp. distilled white vinegar. Cool. Red onion skins- Peel skins from 6 medium red onions. Bring 2 cups water and the skins to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes (reducing to about 1 cup). Strain. Stir in 1 Tbsp. distilled white vinegar. Cool. NATURALLY DYED EASTER EGGS Havefunusingingredientsfromyourkitchentonaturallydyeeggs.Aftertesting adozenrecipes,wefoundsomecolorfulstandouts.Eachrecipe,below,yields approximately1cupofdye.Soakhard-boiledeggs(see“PerfectBoiledEggs,”opposite bottom)untiltheyreachthedesiredcolor.Soakfor2hoursforpicturedresults. BUNNY BEANS Check out Fresh Thyme Farmers Market's bulk department for an array of jelly beans. Fill a decorative bag with a custom mix of your kids’ favorite flavors. LAVENDER BATH BOMBS Makebathtimemoreenjoyableforkidsbygivingthembathbombs todissolveinwarmtubsofwater. Inamediumbowl,whisktogether½cupbakingsoda,¼cup cornstarch,¼cupcitricacid(foundamongtheFreshThymebulk spices),and¼cupEpsomsalts.Insmallbowl,combine1½tsp.water, 1tsp.lavenderoil,1½tsp.oliveoil,and2to3dropsofall-naturalfoodcoloring. Slowlywhiskwetingredientsintodryingredients(ifitfizzesyou’repouringtoo quickly).Continueuntilthemixtureholdsitsshapewhensqueezed.Quickly packmixtureintocookiecutters.Letdry8hoursorovernight.Removefrom cookiecutters;letbombsdry3to4morehours.Packagebathbombsin cellophanebagstiedwithribbon. spices),and¼cupEpsomsalts.Insmallbowl,combine1½tsp.water, 1tsp.lavenderoil,1½tsp.oliveoil,and2to3dropsofall-naturalfoodcoloring. Slowlywhiskwetingredientsintodryingredients(ifitfizzesyou’repouringtoo LAVENDER BATH BOMBS Makebathtimemoreenjoyableforkidsbygivingthembathbombs todissolveinwarmtubsofwater. Inamediumbowl,whisktogether½cupbakingsoda,¼cup cornstarch,¼cupcitricacid(foundamongtheFreshThymebulk spices),and¼cupEpsomsalts.Insmallbowl,combine1½tsp.water, LAVENDER BATH BOMBS Makebathtimemoreenjoyableforkidsbygivingthembathbombs todissolveinwarmtubsofwater. cornstarch,¼cupcitricacid(foundamongtheFreshThymebulk spices),and¼cupEpsomsalts.Insmallbowl,combine1½tsp.water, 1tsp.lavenderoil,1½tsp.oliveoil,and2to3dropsofall-naturalfoodcoloring. Slowlywhiskwetingredientsintodryingredients(ifitfizzesyou’repouringtoo quickly).Continueuntilthemixtureholdsitsshapewhensqueezed.Quickly packmixtureintocookiecutters.Letdry8hoursorovernight.Removefrom cookiecutters;letbombsdry3to4morehours.Packagebathbombsin cellophanebagstiedwithribbon. 1tsp.lavenderoil,1½tsp.oliveoil,and2to3dropsofall-naturalfoodcoloring. Slowlywhiskwetingredientsintodryingredients(ifitfizzesyou’repouringtoo spices),and¼cupEpsomsalts.Insmallbowl,combine1½tsp.water, 1tsp.lavenderoil,1½tsp.oliveoil,and2to3dropsofall-naturalfoodcoloring. quickly).Continueuntilthemixtureholdsitsshapewhensqueezed.Quickly packmixtureintocookiecutters.Letdry8hoursorovernight.Removefrom cookiecutters;letbombsdry3to4morehours.Packagebathbombsin + = Fresh Thyme Coconut Oil Spray Cinnamon & Sugar Fresh Thyme Coconut cellophanebagstiedwithribbon. = CINNAMON-SUGAR POPCORN Make your own flavored popcorn! Place desired amount of plain popcorn in a bowl; spray with coconut oil spray and toss with cinnamon-sugar. (Try 1 Tbsp. sugar for every ½ tsp. ground cinnamon.) freshthyme.com | March/April 2018 37 036-037 Ready Set Go.indd 37 2/12/18 4:51 PM