I put took them out of the sauce in small groups, six or eight at a time, ensuring they were pretty wet when the dye struck.
The salt/sugar mix was very humid - clumpy. I chose some pretty antagonistic colors, including things that I had been avoiding, like Avocado, hot pink and Hard Red.
The neighbors magnolia trees are blooming and it was threatening to rain. Atmosphere + chemistry.
At first, I was worried that I had knuckled them too much. (just what it sounds like) and then the skies opened up after they had only been batching a few hours. I left them in the rain all night long. The first rinses were very murky, then this happened.
it's a magical batch!
More hot, wet days ahead so I'm going to take another run at getting those golds, aubergines, and limes before this batch is available.