Sunday, November 4, 2012

Making More Garnishes





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.



Materials:

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 toothpick

Procedure:

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
*If you do not have kaffir lime you can use whole grapes or even cherry tomatoes to secure the ends.  You can use any non-poisonous flowers/flowers that have not been sprayed by pesticide.

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