Thursday, February 28, 2013

Salad Art: Radish Roses

A rose is a rose, is a rose, is a rose...unless it's a radish of course!

Radish Roses


  • Radish

Trim off coarse green leaves, leaving a few tiny leaves or  small portion of the green stems.

Using a small, sharp knife, make four straight cuts from the tip, almost through to the stem, to make eight wedges.

Cocinar, comer y ser feliz!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Salad Art: Sugared Violets

How to add a dainty beauty to your salads.

Sugared Violets


  • Sweet violets
  • Egg white
  • Castor sugar

Make these when the flowers are in full bloom.  You can then store them in an air tight container in the refrigerator.

Brush the petals with egg whites, sprinkle with castor sugar, then stand until set.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Salad Art: Orange Roses

These lovely blooms transform a salad or are a nice side flower with meat dishes or sweet desserts.

Orange Roses


  • Small Orange

The smaller the orange, the more delicate the results.

Using a thin bladed knife, start at the base and cut of peel in a thin, continues strip, rotating the fruit until you reach the stem end.

Remove as much white pith from strip as possible.  Place strip on the board, pith side down, then roll it up tightly, beginning at stem end.  Stand flower.

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Salad Art: Cucumber/Carrot Wheels

Chop up a carrot and Cucumber - why not make them into wheels!

Cucumber/Carrot Wheels


  • Cucumber
  • Carrot
Use a small, sharp paring knife with your unpeeled cucumber and peeled and well scrubbed carrot.  

Cut several small V-shaped strips at regular intervals, lengthwise around the sides of the vegetables.  You can use the cut out bits in your salad.

Slice the vegetable crosswise into thin spoke-patterned circles.

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Monday, February 4, 2013

Salad Art: Strawberry Fans

Today we fancy up Strawberry's!

Strawberry Fans


  • Strawberries

Use ripe, but very firm strawberries.

Cut several thin, parallel slices from tip almost through the stem of each, then gently spread open to form a fan.  These look wonderful as decorations on salads and cheesecakes and for ice creams.

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