Living and Eating Green

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Fruit Topiary
2-foot wire form (half form used in special)
Floral wire
Bamboo skewers
Lemon leaf branches
A variety of fruits and herbs

Insert bamboo skewers through form and set in place with floral wire. Attach lemon leaf branches to form with floral wire. Insert skewers through fruit and herbs, being sure to place largest fruits at the base of the form for stability.

Vegetable Crudites
Large white platter
Green vegetables (baby zucchini, broccoli, baby artichokes, watercress, avocado, pea shoots, green bell peppers, parsley, asparagus and Anaheim chilies)
Dandelion greens and kale
Wooden form
Cherry tomatoes
Knife and cutting board

Line platter with greens. Place a wooden form on top of greens, fill with grass and nest cherry tomatoes inside. Fill in the platter with vegetables. Place a knife and cutting board near the platter, so guests can serve themselves.

Vegetable Dip
Serves 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
16-ounce container of sour cream
1 cup finely chopped green onions
3/4 cup mayonnaise, Best Foods® or Hellmann’s® brand
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
2 teaspoons seasoned salt, Lawry’s® brand
2 bags bagel chips, Bagel Crisps® brand

In a medium bowl, combine sour cream, green onions, mayonnaise, parsley, dill and seasoned salt. Serve dip with bagel chips or vegetables.

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