More jars for the pantry!

I’ve been making the most of the end of season fruits and flowers to create more Stuff, steep and store jars.

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This jar contains pomegranate rind (and a few seeds)–somewhat dried out after contributing to more than one salad earlier in the week:

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Then I made another with hibiscus flowers, and since I was sorting through dyes from the Guild that day (on a large sheet to catch escapees), a few cochineals and kermes left on the sheet with dust and dirt and leaf fragments.

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Finally, why not try madder root, as I now have quite a bit of it in my possession?  I figure if this does not go well–though I can honestly see no reason it should fail–I can heat it and dye with it when it comes out of the jar.

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Before sealing…

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And some days after…

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Many more images of what people are doing with this process over at The Pantry.

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4 responses to “More jars for the pantry!

  1. I must try this again now I have a cooking thermometer. can you wait long enough though?

  2. madder root prints deliciously, both as whole pieces and also [if thick enough] in slices to make polka dots

    • Mmmm… Sounds delectable. My plant is pretty substantial now and I’ve begun to think I might try digging some… That jar has thread in it. Maybe it’s time to scale up to fabrics!

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