Sunday, May 3, 2015

A different flower idea for MOM!

A Veggie Flower for Mother’s Day!

Only SIX types of vegetables were used to create this clever veggie flower: cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, carrots, broccoli crowns, a stalk of celery and colorful pepper rings.   Any mother or grandmother would be pleased to receive this delightful veggie platter from her child or grandchild; it could be the focal point of the dinner table on her special day!

Many thanks to my cousin’s young daughter, Ava, for inspiring today’s blog… she looked at a few examples online—then used her own creativity to complete the design and present her mother with this edible flower!  (Mom was both pleased and proud of her daughter!)  Ava selected colorful, crispy veggies for her creation, but I believe you might also incorporate herbs and other veggies into your own version.  Moss curled parsley, Genovese basil, zucchini slices, Swiss chard ‘Bright Lights’ and whole jalapeno peppers could be incorporated into your design to create a flower or two.  

Even very young children can assist with placement of the sliced veggies, and they’ll delight in the finished product… Mom or grandma will too!   Bon app├ętit!

M. Lynn Schmid,   Certified Master Gardener
A.A.S. Landscape/Horticulture/Arboriculture