Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Beets & Radishes.
A was feeling a bit better today, but G was just not feeling well at ALL. That didn't mean he didn't want to do stuff - oh YES he wanted to make eggs, bake cookies, play and draw. But he did not last long before getting upset, nor would he just lie down and rest. His brother was doing something! What? Oh My!
So, we did slow and easy things - one was to color another batch of eggs (this batch is for grandma-shhh). This time we did one pot using purple cabbage, and another pot using beets. We juiced the beets first, and then added the juice AND the pulp to the pan. To get more intense colors this time, we boiled the eggs in with the dye materials, and then after cooling them put them back into strained cool pot water and let them sit for a few hours longer in the color. We definitely got more intense hues that way.
Oh, and what is this? A harvested his first radish from the RootVue window garden today! Tasty!