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Farmers Almanac
The 2014 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

Dyeing Pasta

Choose your desired pasta and place one cup (or more, if desired) in zip top bag.

Add about 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol and 10 drops of food coloring, eliminate air, seal bag tightly, shake, and lay flat.

Allow mixture to fully saturate pasta. The longer it sits, the more defined the color.

Carefully remove and place on paper towels atop foil or a cookie sheet (so excess dye does not stain countertops) until dry, preferably overnight. Store in jars or other protective means to prevent breakage.

If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1910, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.