Welcome To Pilgrims and Pioneers!

After many years of researching my family geneaology I have been lucky enough to discover actual information about my relatives that lived in the Pilgrim Era and the Pioneer Era- while many people also have realtives from those eras- many do not know their names or where they lived- actually seeing the proof in print makes you much more aware of who they really were.
After discovering these relatives it of course made me curious to learn more about the eras that they lived in and what their lives were like as, the history I learned in grade school had long since been forgotten.
I decided to start this blog for others who are also interested in these eras.
Some of the information here will be actual facts about my realtives and some will be information about the eras in general that I have found on the web.
I hope you will enjoy traveling back in time with me!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Sweet Potato Garland- Tutorial

Gather your ingredients:
Sweet potatoes - cut up into halves or quarters
1 Cup boiling water 4 tablespoons of Instant coffee - ginger (optional) ,cinnamon,
nutmeg ,sewing needle ,cotton string or cord - as long as you intend your garland to be.
* You can use ordinary potatoes if in a jam.
1)First you need to make your dye: Mix the coffee and boiling water. 2)Meanwhile, cut up your potatoes into halves and quarters. 3)Next, sprinkle your spices on a plate.
4)Soak your cotton thread in the coffee dye mixture. 5)Dip or drop your potatoes in the dye mixture to stain them. 6)Roll your colored potatoes in the sweet and pungent spice mixture. 7)Attach the potatoe pieces snugly, one against another, on the colored string. 8)let air dry.
You will have created a sweet scent sensation!

3 comments:

KKJD1 said...

how cool thanks for sharing this yummy scent tutorial!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

What a cool idea! It sounds like it would be super prim and also wonderfully fragrant. Can't wait to try it! We have a cool front supposedly coming here on the weekend and I'll try it then.

Karen said...

What an awesome toutorial.
I've seen these swags, garlands but didn't know how they were made.
I copied the recipe...thanks so much!!!
I just found your wonderful Blog through FOR THE LOVE OF PRIMS and I'm adding you to my Favorite Blog List!

Oh, and I felt like I was reading my own writing when i read your introduction...I too am wayyyyy into my family genealogy. I have written two family books, one is a 216 page w/pictures dating back to the mid 1600's and the other is a 100 page journal of my Great-Grandfathers from 1867 when he was 16 till his death in 1900!
Karen

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