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Offline DavidB

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Veggie Bouquets
« on: January 22, 2009, 11:24:59 AM »
This is a fun project to do with kids:

Veggie Bouquets

You will need:

A small head of cabbage, red or green—cut in ½ to create base of bouquet
Jicama—cut to create base of bouquet
Squash—cut in ½ or in rounds to create base of bouquet
Potato—cut in ½ to create base of bouquet
Decorative lettuce with ruffled edges

One bunch of parsley

Cherry tomatoes, one package
One bunch of celery

Broccoli florets

Cauliflower florets

Baby carrots or regular carrots

Bell pepper: red, yellow, or green
One bunch of radishes
Baby corn, one can

Olives, green and/or black

Baby pickles, gherkin or dill

Cheese, such as cheddar, jack, colby jack

Ranch dressing or other vegetable dip of your choice


Wooden barbecue skewers

A tray or large plate

This list is only a guide. Try for different colors and textures and go for things that you like. There's no reason why you can't use fruit too. Grapes, kiwi wedges and pineapple chunks come to mind. Be adventurous!

Go Shopping! Look around the produce section and the canned goods to get inspiration for something you might want to include. Don't forget to take your reusable shopping bag!

Instructions:  Create a base with a flat surface, so your bouquet doesn’t wobble. Cabbage, jicama, squash and potato are all good options.  Once you have made your base, get creative.  Stick the toothpicks and wooden barbecue skewers into your base and add different veggies on top to make a beautiful veggie (or fruit) bouquet.  Have fun with it!