I have really been neglecting this blog. We have been having really great luck and feel very fortunate for all of our blessings. The downside of engaging, awesome opportunities is less time for the stuff I normally do on my downtime. Hopefully with the semester coming to a close and farmers market season beginning to pick up, I will remember what it's like to relax and be more consistent with this blog. Until then, here are some things keeping me busy
Natural egg dyes:
Turmeric + paprika *
Strawberry juice *
Chlorophyll + green tea
Red cabbage + red onion *
Add vinegar to the eggs while hard piling them. This helps them to absorb the dyes into their shells.
For the ones with an asterisk, they require being boiled. Add enough water to be able to submerge the egg and enough of the spice to make your desired color.
For the strawberry juice, I soaked the egg in the cold juice for atleast 1 hour then boiled the egg and juice for another hour.
For the green tea and chlorophyll, I steeped the tea bags in enough ware to completely submerge them then added cold water and a couple drops of chlorophyll.
The rest of the photos are of my garden. So far I have: collard greens, broccoli, mesclun, Swiss chard, basil, parsley, French lavender, lavender, a third kind of lavender, sunflowers, heather, nettles, sunflowers, two types of beans, morning glory, poppies, wildflowers, bluebonnets, pansies, phlox, hot peppers, Roma tomatoes, bell peppers, and a few othr types of flowers like daisies.