I've bought a bouquet of tulips recently and placed them in a vase on our dining table, so we can feel that the spring is approaching! When my daughter saw it, she was delighted. She loves flowers and likes to watch them grow in our garden. She said that this bouquet was beautiful and that she would take good care of it. How nice of her :) Then I asked her if she wanted cucumber tulips for snack and the answer was 'yes' of course. She loved them! Sometimes, simple things can make little ones so happy :)
1 cucumber or 2 mini cucumbers
2-3 tablespoons of canned tuna
1 tablespoon of mayonnaise
slices of red, yellow and orange pepper
Did you know that in Persia, to give a red tulip was to declare your love? The black center of the red tulip was said to represent the lover's heart, burned to a coal by love's passion. To give a yellow tulip was to declare your love hopelessly and utterly.
Step1 In a bowl, mix tuna, mayonnaise, parsley and chive. You may add salt and paper to adjust to your taste.
Step2 Cut tulip shapes from the red, yellow and orange pepper, using a cookie cutter or a knife. Make a flower from the carrot. Use the pencil sharpener to cut a big thin slice of carrot (the best is the big pencil sharpener, always useful to have one only for cooking/decoration). Take the carrot slice and turn it gently around to make a flower. Use a small pepper circle to make the middle part of the flower.
Step3 Cut cucumber(s) into few parts to use them as tulip's stem. Scoop out the center of each part leaving a hollow in the middle. Cut off cucumber skin on both sides to make leaves. Garnish with the mixture from Step1.
Step4 Place garnished cucumbers on a plate and put pepper tulips on top of each one. Place the carrot flower and enjoy!
Tulip garden snack
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