Tuesday, April 2, 2013


NO, I didn't fall off the edge of the planet. Sorry I've been MIA these past couple of weeks. The 'bug' came to visit and a bit of life got in the way. I've sure missed my daily visits to blogland and I'm happy to be back!

Let's do something FUN! Want to make a Fruit Salad [or any salad] to take to your next pot luck extra special? I made one in March that turned out pretty good. This is what we are going to make and this is how to do it:

Fresh Fruit Salad with Live Orchid Embellishment

1.) Cut up some fruit and put it in a pretty bowl.

2.) Find a small shot or apparatiff glass, preferable a footed one and wiggle it into the center of the salad.
3.) Pick a fresh Orchid [or flower of your choice] and rinse it off carefully... we don't want bugs in our salad!
Wrap the stem in clear-wrap [like Saran Wrap] - this will do two things: keep any flower juices contained and also helps to keep flower hydrated all day... we don't want our flower to wilt.

4.) Place Orchid in the footed shot glass and voila! You have something pretty and special.
When the party was over, I gave the Orchid to our Hostess. She was delighted!
5.) Put your dish into a carrier of some kind and
carefully lay the Orchid on top... Re-place the orchid in it's footed glass after you arrive at party... too hard to transport with the flower inside the bowl. Ask me how I know this! lol

Much more coming. There will be updates on the Inklingo COTSG Mystery, Yarning projects: both knit and crochet, a scrappy batik TATW in process, a few totes to finish. . . so much to share.

Until next time. . . Thank you so much for stopping by.

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Quilty Hugs,


Deb A said...

Great idea Cyn! Sorry to hear you have been under the weather. Glad you are back to your normal self. You have been missed.

Cathi said...

Not only does it look delicious, it is so beautiful! What a great idea!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

What a yummy looking salad, makes me ready for a summer party! Glad you're feeling better Cyn! Thanks for sharing.
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Nana said...

This look soooo yummy!!!!


Peziperli said...

Mhhh! Delicious! It looks like summer feeling, Caribbean! It is snowing in Austria, the Spring didn´t come! :(
Greetings, Petra

Lyndsey said...

Mmmm I might have to make fruit salad for later. Love the orchid.

tich said...

sorry you have not been well. Hope you are better now.