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Like clockwork, the middle of May marks the arrival, inundation, of tens of thousands of swine from across the world. Coming in from all corners of the globe, National Police Week swarms our communities like a pack of angry wolves: the metro – packed with badges and uniforms, the streets -militarized by motorcycles and motorcades, downtown- a flurry of pig activity zooming through our major corridors with complete impunity. Every year stories surface of pigs getting out of hand at the supposedly solemn ceremonie , pulling hotel fire alarms, groping and mooning non Pig guests and sliding naked down the lobby escalator, only after pouring beer down the banister.
NB: This story has been updated several times.
I chopped up a few red cabbage leaves and boiled them for about an hour in all, to be left with about 30ml of a deep purple liquid. Purpose: to experiment and see if it will indeed turn into a shade of blue when added to my soap mixture. I’ve read a few websites where people have tried it out and it worked. Like this blog where a mom dyed eggs using red cabbage and they turned out blue; or this other blog where someone made a Rainbow Bento using various vegetable dyes, including red cabbage for a nice shade. The bento does look really pretty: But by far the most interesting to me was finding this page, where it gave a rough explanation about red cabbage dye being used as a natural pH indicator in labs.
As a soapmaker, you'll notice that many soaps will naturally turn out different colors.