Rose Madder, one of the most glorious pigments I have ever seen, is an extract made by boiling the root of the madder plant (rubia tintorium). It was used as a textile dye in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, being the most permanent of the maroon or ruby-red colors of natural dyestuff origin. It is said to have been introduced in Italy by the Crusaders and was cultivated in Europe from the thirteenth-century on. To produce pigment, the madder plant is first uprooted from the ground and left to dry in fields in small piles. The madder plant is often so tall that it cannot stand on its own. After that, it is put in larger piles for 2-3 days and then it is dried in warm air drying houses. Next, the dried roots are crushed and separated from the bark by sifting. Finally, the roots are crushed with stones and sifted to a fine powder. Some madder cannot be used immediately for dyeing; Alsatian and Dutch madder must remain in barrels for one or two years where it ferments. The best known European madder is Dutch, but that from Smyrna is said to be even finer. a beautiful gift from Mother Nature! #thepaintbox#thepaintboxhahndorf#hahndorf#art
Craft Beer Lovers! 🍻 We are excited to announce that we now have one of Australia’s most acclaimed craft breweries on-tap, @modusoperandibrewing! Their Session IPA is the first beer from their range that we will be pouring, and as a full-flavour IPA it comes in at only 4.1%, so waistlines and driver’s licenses are maintained! Citrus and Melon dominate the flavour profile and it finishes dry with a bold bitterness. Super sessionable. Super tasty. ONLY AVAILABLE at The Haus Restaurant when in Hahndorf! Watch this space, as we will be bringing on more Modus Operandi brews in the near future! #thehaushahndorf
Grab a bite at the iconic @germanarmshotel and feast on a hearty meal like what @kyky.eats had: a pretzel and a cheese kransky. From traditional German fare to popular Australian pub-style food, The German Arms Hotel have it covered! Click the link in our bio if you'd like to discover Hahndorf's wide range of pubs, hotels, restaurants and eateries.
For your next pizza night, try our African Spice Taka Tala Sauce and Marinade as a pizza base. If you love full flavour use it on its own or, dial down the intensity by mixing it with a little bit of tomato paste 😋 Click the link in our bio to order a bottle today.