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Grow Star and Heart Shaped Veggies

Add a little star power to your meals with the help of cookie cutters and veggie molds.

Cut cucumbers into ¼ inch thick round slices. Use a small heart shaped cookie cutter to remove the center of the rounds. Use these in salads, on sandwiches or relish plates. Save the outer ring. Slide two grape or cherry tomatoes onto a toothpick so they resemble a heart. Place them in the center of the outer ring of the cucumber and secure in place.

Or grow heart and star shaped fruit. Cover immature fruit with vegetable molds. Use twisty ties to hold the fruit filled mold onto the vine or support. Check the fruit regularly as some may be ready to harvest in as few as 5 to 7 days. Once the fruit has filled the mold and is fully colored, it is ready to harvest.

Creating heart and star shaped vegetables will dress up your meals and may encourage everyone to eat more veggies.

A bit more information: Watch for postings on my Facebook page as I grow a few star powered vegetables of my own.

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