Create a fun salad by making an edible woodland scene. Makes two woodland scenes. Remember never to eat real toadstools as they can be poisonous. Younger children can use a plastic knife to cut the food and older children should also be supervised.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
What you will need
2 eggs- hard boiled
2 sticks celery
1 medium tomato
Mixed salad leaves
How to do it
1. Boil one egg per person - it will need to be hard boiled so ask an adult to do this bit. To get the best hard-boiled eggs, place the eggs in cold water in a big pan and once it is boiling boil the eggs for 9 minutes. Then put the eggs in cold water. When they are completely cool you will need to peel them.
2. While the eggs are cooking you can prepare your other ingredients. Ask an adult to help you cut the tomato in half and scoop out the inside with a spoon. The insides won’t be used so they can go in your compost bin.
3. Cut the cucumber, carrots and celery into long sticks, they are going to be logs.
4. Decorate your plate with mixed lettuce leaves and some borage flowers if you have them.
5. Peel the eggs and ask an adult to cut a slice off the bottom (larger end) of the egg so that it can stand up. Put a small amount of mayonnaise on top of the egg and place the half of tomato on top of that so that it is upside down (the mayonnaise helps to stick them together). Then using the end of a spoon, dot mayonnaise circles on to the tomato so that it looks like a fairy toadstool.
6. Decorate the rest of the plate with piles of celery, carrot and cucumber logs. They can be stacked to look like real log piles.
7. Your magical woodland scene is completely edible.