fiber and food

6 Responses

  1. Marti says:

    Your garlic looks terrific! Is it hard neck? When I lived in Tennessee and in our other home here in New Mexico, I grew soft neck garlic because I liked to braid it and hang it in the kitchen. Hung bundles of herbs, oregano, parsley, thyme and basil in the garage. I stopped drying basil though because I prefer to use it fresh.

    Always wanted to learn to weave a basket, maybe I will forage to see what I can find to do so. What are your materials?

    • Catherine says:

      It’s hard neck. I could break down the stalks and braid it but that would be hard work. I find it easier to just cut and store, since there’s so much of it. Maybe I’ll try some soft neck next year. I’ve made a few little baskets, but want to try a larger one with twining. Dry, then rehydrate the leaves or stems lightly for cordage or weaving. There are many resources online. I use dandelion stems, lily/iris/daffodil leaves, the interior fiber of horseradish (have to ret it), etc. etc. Lot of fibers waiting to be foraged out there.

  2. thank you for this so so much. All of it. And the excerpts from the Dawn of Everything….PLEASE continue

  3. Liz A says:

    that basket is a beauty … the perfect container for fiber

    and yes, I’m very much enjoying the ongoing quotes from The Dawn of Everything … thank you for sharing them

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