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!

7 comments:

Poppy & Mei said...

Congratulations A!
We are waiting for our first batch of eggs to colour up right now. (although why I thought doing this on 2 hours sleep was a good idea I'll never know)...Xxx

Lizz said...

More great eggs!

ladybug-zen said...

wow! absolutely gorgeous colors.

amanda said...

Enjoy that radish!! yum :)

And happy spring to you!

Tammy said...

Your eggs are ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!

Teaching Handwork said...

wonderful!!! love it!

FREE RANGE KIDS said...

See now, we did this, and it was like travelling naked to the eighth layer of hell, escorted by an army of quarrelling dwarves. Then the next day, when I suggested we should EAT the bloody things, the screaming began. Maybe I should just send you my children....four isn't too many, is it?