Owls this for an idea?

owl  Thinking ahead for the Thanksgiving table decor, I keep remembering this adorable edible owl that graced the buffet table at a 2012 Master Gardeners’ conference here in Indiana.  Some creative gardener was very inventive.  I finally found the photo I took for my farm’s October newsletter that year to share with you.  Wouldn’t it be a fun project for the children at the family gathering?  Bring out the pumpkin carving tools, toothpicks and wooden skewers for attaching parts, and a variety of fruits and veggies.  This owl used a watermelon body, patty pan squash carved into feet, various kale leaves for the neck ruff and wings, a carved cantaloupe head, and black olive eyes.  Personally, I think he could use a cashew beak as well, or maybe a small, curved hot pepper?  Corn husk wings?  Children can be so creative, and might end up with an entire family of owls, using a variety of produce.  And, after they leave, you can make fruit salad!

About carolee

A former professional herb and lavender grower, now just growing for joy in my new potager. When I'm not in the garden, I'm in the kitchen, writing, or traveling to great gardens.
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5 Responses to Owls this for an idea?

  1. bcparkison says:

    Food art is art. Love this.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. A. JoAnn says:

    That is too cute 🙂


  3. JOY journal says:

    Adorable!! Have a blessed Thanksgiving.


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