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Monday, July 18, 2005

Purple Cabbage

We got some purple cabbage from the farm share a few weeks ago. ... it simply amazes me how long cabbage takes to spoil!

Since I'm not easily convinced of the edibility of cabbage (and since the farm share provides us with plenty of other, tastier vegetables) I used the cabbage for a dye pot. I was hoping that the color would come out similar to the batch I got the last time (an unexplainable robin's egg blue), but this time it came out with a much more reddish purple hue, and very pale. Another curiosity is that the color took better on the cotton yarn than it did on the wool! For it to do so is always a bit of a surprise.


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