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Valentines Day idea -carved radish bouquetLooking for Pretty Food Ideas for Valentines Day? Some of these are beautiful, one is wacky, one is not so successful. My heart just melted. But I’ll show you how yours will be successful.

For starters, how about bacon roses? That’s right. You will find fruits and vegetables carvings in the shape of roses all over my website. But, I’ll bet you’ve probably never seen roses made from bacon! I wish I could give credit to someone for this original idea but I got this photo from a fellow fruit carver, Carl Jones, who got it from a friend who got it from who knows where. It’s so fun, I had to share it. Take a look. continue reading…

Do you love Chocolate Covered Strawberries? They are super easy to make.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries in Fruit Arrangements

Decorated Chocolate Covered Strawberries in Floral Arrangement

Here are several short videos in this article that will show you  exactly how to make chocolate covered strawberries. You’ll also see how you can easily decorate them and how you can use them in pretty and delicious chocolate covered strawberry fruit arrangements. And if you have leftover chocolate, you can easily and quickly make some chocolate bark candy and other chocolate covered goodies, too.

You may find these yummy fruit arrangements ideas useful for  any upcoming potluck, or party. Chocolate Covered Strawberries arranged into bouquets make welcome hostess gifts, too. For an anniversary or birthday, you could make one strawberry for each continue reading…

I’ve received many e-mails and photos from students who have succeeded in carving their first watermelon rose. I thought you might like to see them. Earlier on my blog, I showed pictures of beautiful beet rose carvings by beginner students. Now, you can see the first melon rose carvings, too.

You may have seen different watermelon rose carvings while on vacation at a resort or in pictures and thought, “Oh, that’s too hard” or “The carver must have had years of experience”.

Well, read on to see what these students were able to achieve with their very first watermelon rose carving, through my video instructions alone!

Beginner Watermelon Rose Carvings

One of my readers, Tahir Ali Butt, has really impressed me with his watermelon carvings. Look at this lovely watermelon rose that he made and decorated:

Beginner watermelon rose by Ali Butt

Ali’s first watermelon rose carving taught in Nita’s Carving Watermelons – Roses, Beds and Leaves Video Lessons

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carved beet rose

This beet rose was one of Ali Tahir's first rose carvings.

I’d like to share photos that some of my students have sent me of their first carved beet rose. There is something about a deep red rose that just feels so romantic, don’t you think? What I like about these beet roses is that not only do they make a beautiful centerpiece, they are also delicious when cooked and added to a meal.

The best part is that making a beet rose is easier than you think!

Beet Rose Carvings by First Timers

After Christmas, a new student named Judy sent me a photo of her first attempt at carving beet rose. continue reading…

Beet Rose Beauty

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Beet roses and roses carved from other root veggies

Roses carved from a variety root vegetables carved by Chef Muhammad Siddiqui

Here is a quick video showing a little about the beauty of the carved beet rose and some different things you can do with beet roses.

Carved Beet Roses Make a Lovely Centerpiece.

Beets come in various colors in additional to the familiar deep red color. They can also be found in shades of orange and yellow. This golden beet in the photo below had orange skin with a yellow interior. You can also find beets in shades of pink and white. Mix the red, pink and white and gold beet roses together and you have a beautifully colorful vegetable bouquet. continue reading…

Tomato Rose

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tomato rose

Tomato roses are quick and easy to make

Here is how to make a tomato rose. It’s a super simple garnish for beginners. In these two short free videos you will see how easy it is to make a tomato rose garnish for Valentines Day, or any romantic dinner.

You may have seen my other video on how to make a rose from citrus peels. This is essentially the same idea but pretty red color of tomato roses make them perfect for Valentines Day. When you make these yourself, you will find that tomatoes are easier to wind up and keep in place. continue reading…