I’ve been making the most of the end of season fruits and flowers to create more Stuff, steep and store jars.
This jar contains pomegranate rind (and a few seeds)–somewhat dried out after contributing to more than one salad earlier in the week:
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.
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.
And some days after…
Many more images of what people are doing with this process over at The Pantry.
4 responses to “More jars for the pantry!”
I must try this again now I have a cooking thermometer. can you wait long enough though?
Only time will tell 🙂 I think so!
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!