Happy mid-summer! Summer is my all time favourite season. I love the sun and the heat and all of the amazing fresh produce. That made the July Recipe Redux theme easy peasy =)
With produce galore, now’s a great time to enjoy lots of fruits and vegetables. Show us how you’re serving the bounty of gardens and orchards in shapes like ribbons, noodles, cut-outs, or other creative cuts.
I will admit that this is a little time consuming, but using some things you probably have in your house and maybe a quick trip to Michael’s (or craft store of your choice), you can make this fun summer edible arrangement.
Check out the tools you need:
I already had the flower pot lying around as well as the green tissue paper. I went to Michaels’ to pick up the foam and the cake pop sticks. I enlisted the help of my friend, Robin, who makes all things cute. Lucky for me, she lent me her extensive collection of cute shapes to make my food adorable.
Start by shaping your fruit. I got the strawberries & blueberries from the Farmer’s market and headed to the store to get some more fruit to add a pop of colour. Use your moulds to shape the fruit. If you happen to be skilled with a pairing knife – feel free to use that if you don’t have moulds or easy access to some.
Cut your foam to fit into your flower pot. Add a skewer, add the shaped fruit and repeat this step until you have as many skewers as you would like. I find the blueberries are good to use to keep the fruit from slipping. Add the green tissue paper around the skewers to act as grass or leaves (and cover up the foam and bottom of the skewers). Voilà!
What cute foods are you enjoying?