Making such garnishes is very simple. All you need is a sharp knife and your imagination. I used orange peels, a kaffir lime and a few bougainvillea bracts and flowers.
A sharp knife
2 strips of orange peels (about 2 1/2-inch x 1-inch)
1 kaffir lime, cut in half
6 bougainvillea bracts (color leaf-like) and 3 tiny tubular white flowers
1) Take a knife and trim the orange peels into a rectangle.
2) Slice the peel 3/4 of the way diagonally, about 1/8th spacing.
3) Roll the peel tightly into a circle.
4) Take a toothpick and skewer through the middle of the rolled peel.
5) Skewer bougainvillea bracts on each side and place the tiny white flowers into the rolled orange.
6) Secure the ends with the kaffir lime halves.
|cut 2 strips of orange peel|
(if you have a green orange then you can have
one piece that is green and one orange
to make this more interesting)
|trim edges to make a rectangle|
|cut the peel 3/4 of the way diagonally,|
about 1/8th of an inch spacing between each cut
|once done it should look like this|
|start to roll one end of the cut strip into a tight circle|
|take a toothpick and skewer through the middle |
of the rolled peel,
skewer the bougainvillea bracts on each side and
place the tiny white flowers into the rolled orange
|secure the ends with the half kaffir lime halves|