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    Fruit flowers – tasty, healthy, colourful edible bouquets

    Are you looking for a gift that is at the same time beautiful, tasty, healthy and inexpensive? Here is what my husband surprised me with recently: an edible bouquet!

    How did he come up with the idea of fruit flowers?

    My husband knows it is rather difficult to please me with a gift. I appreciate creative, personal gifts made specifically for me, but I rarely enjoy gifts from a shop. I prefer lending books from a library; I find sweets too perishable, and I consider flowers a total waste of money. My Romantic never gives up, though, and last year, on Women’s Day, perhaps inspired by my heart-felt sandwiches, he gave me edible flowers, which pleased not only my eyes but also my palate.

    Fruit flowers – ingredients

    Here is what you need to prepare an edible bouquet:

    • 1 can of sliced pineapple
    • 5-10 large strawberries
    • 10-20 green grapes
    • 5 kebab skewers

    That’s the minimum, but you may enrich or modify this set at will (e.g. replace strawberries with watermelon chunks). Remember that all fruit need to be hard.

    Fruit flowers – making instructions

    1. Cut strawberries in halves, preferably at a spot where their diameter equals the diameter of the empty centre of pineapple slices in order to fill it perfectly.
    2. Place each strawberry inside a pineapple and transfix each slice on a skewer.
    3. Transfix subsequent fruit pieces on the skewer.
    4. Put your fruit flowers in a tall transparent glass.

    Your edible bouquet is ready! I can’t imagine anyone resisting the temptation to grasp it 🙂

    If you have an idea how else to make fruit flowers, please let me know in the comments below!

    My advice:

    – Longitudinal grapes make a perfect imitation of leaves. Try to skewer them on the side rather than in the very middle. This will give your fruit flowers a more interesting shape.

    – Remember not to place too many fruit pieces at the bottom of the skewer, which may impede fitting them in the “vase” and holding them at the “stem”.

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