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Saturday, 6 April 2019

Have You Seen A Lady Bird / Bug Caprese Salad ?


Lady Bug Caprese Salad
cherry tomatoes, black olives, basil leaves, and mozzarella
and the dots.... are spots of thick balsamic vinegar!

This is such a fun idea ... you really must give it a try. Loved by adults and children alike! 

There is really no recipe... this is an assembly. Sort of what you see is what you need. Mozzarella sliced, basil leaf (you can split the stem to look like antennae), cherry tomato sliced halfway up and spread a bit to make the wings, lay an olive to make the head. The olive can be put on two ways... either you slice a tad off the cherry tomato's "neck" and then scoop out a bit... then lay the olive into the slight cavity, or... you can slice the olive in half (lengthwise) and just sort of suction-cup it to the tomato.... you might even poke a hole in the olive and 'shove' the basil stem through, then split it to make antennae. Done.

Original idea here

I couldn't resist sharing this photograph from a few years ago
two of our grandchildren enjoying nature and looking for bugs
… well they found a tiny one!
Don't you just love them … yes I do!

Dear reader, you will find a variety of recipe ideas within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues please take these into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

36 comments:

CJ Kennedy said...

That is such a cute idea.

Anonymous said...

I have not seen this before but it’s adorable as are your grands bug hunting!

Miss Val's Creations said...

These are the cutest! I great way to get kids to eat something healthy too. Your grandkids are adorable. I love seeing children enjoying nature.

Sussi said...

wow!

Christine said...

Fun idea, cute grandkids too!

My name is Erika. said...

I don't know which is cuter. The salad (love those lady bugs-what a great idea) or your grandkids. That is a great photo also.

Teresa said...

Me ha encantado. Besitos.

Sandy said...

Truly adorable. I often make and love Caprese salad, but what fun to up the game a bit. Thanks for the sharing.

DVArtist said...

Ohhh what a cut and fun idea! I think I will make these for my next bead meeting. The girls will love it. Thanks for sharing this. Your grandkids are beautiful.

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

SO fun. I will have to try this one day when my granddaughters are over.

JFM/Jan said...

LOVE THIS IDEA!!!!
THANK YOU JAN~

Chris Lally said...

What a great way to get the kids involved in preparing healthy meals!
And your grandchildren - what cuties! Lovely photograph:)

Out on the prairie said...

very nice, I love the idea. We are actually one of the few cultures who don't have insects in our diet.

Kelly said...

This is almost too cute to eat! I don't eat dairy/cheese, but I'd sure make this for others.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Both the lady bugs and your grandchildren are adorable. I think these would be great to take to a pot luck meal.

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Wow, lovely!

Mary Kirkland said...

That is too adorable. Your grandkids are cute.

Elephant's Child said...

Fun - and delicious.

Bob Bushell said...

Pretty things.

Louca por porcelana said...

Super cute!Hugs!

William Kendall said...

That's neat!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Jan, this is adorable! Cute as a bug, as the saying goes!

happyone said...

Oh that is such a cute idea. Love them.
Cute picture. :)

Jenn Jilks said...

That's so fun!!!!

magiceye said...

Very creative recipe!

mamasmercantile said...

Such a fun idea and so cute to see your grandchildren.

Iris Flavia said...

Guess what hubby´ll find as brekkie next Saturday ;.)
Thank you and yes, very cute pic, I wish we could stay that curious over the "little" things all our life! A very good reminder!

Maria Rodrigues said...

Lovely idea.
Hugs
Maria
Divagar Sobre Tudo um Pouco

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

É realmente uma ideia bem divertida.
Um abraço e bom Domingo.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Crafty Green Poet said...

so cute

Jeanie said...

One of the cutest things ever! It would be perfect for a tea or special spring fling appetizer. A little time consuming but the wow factor would be worth it!

Martha said...

That is the cutest idea!

Debbie said...

oh i just love this idea!! and the grands are adorable!!!!

Linda P said...

Tasty ingredients and a fun way to enjoy them! An adorable photo of your grandchildren.

Magic Love Crow said...

I love these lady bugs! So cute! Cute photo of the grandchildren! Big Hugs!

italiafinlandia said...

Great idea to display them like that!