My Misfits Market box, (for more information on what was in it this week, go here) arrived today, and it took a long time to prep them, because I had to keep stopping to admire and take pictures of the total beauty of things like this
And here's a vertical section of a red onion. In the background you see all the skins and debris from prepping the cabbage and onions? That's now bagged and in the freezer, because it's great dye material for the next time I plan on dyeing fabric or yarn. Or anything else, for that matter. Never throw away veggie trimmings before you've investigated all the uses they can be put to, is my motto.
I finally tore myself away from admiring and taking pix and tweeting about it, and got them prepped and frozen. Finally. But new ideas are happening about drawing and dyeing and all the things that jewels of nature like this tend to trigger. You can also ink up and print with a cross section of cabbage, making a wonderful image that looks very much like a rose, a cabbage rose, unsurprisingly, whoever named the rose knew her gardening stuff.