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Old 08-30-2018, 12:31 PM   #1
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I'm just so impressed with this picture. Except first, I don't can in 1/2 or 1 gallon containers, and second, how do they make those green leaves on a branch looking vegetables? (in the top pictures) Anyone have ideas?


Still it's pretty isn't it? I can see making 4 quarts like that, as a present for my son, he'd appreciate the effort.
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https://nchfp.uga.edu/how/can_06/pickled_mixed_veg.html


I'm just so impressed with this picture. Except first, I don't can in 1/2 or 1 gallon containers, and second, how do they make those green leaves on a branch looking vegetables? (in the top pictures) Anyone have ideas?


Still it's pretty isn't it? I can see making 4 quarts like that, as a present for my son, he'd appreciate the effort.
I'm guessing the leaves are thin, long-wise slices of cucumber or zucchini. And the white, central bit is where another thin slice is shaved off.
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Old 08-30-2018, 01:39 PM   #3
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They're very cute. Here's a video on making the leaves: https://youtu.be/dqcPVZyGC1I

Fruit and vegetable carving is high art in Thailand. They make them for centerpieces for special occasions, especially weddings.
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I'm guessing the leaves are thin, long-wise slices of cucumber or zucchini. And the white, central bit is where another thin slice is shaved off.
You guessed right!
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Gosh, bliss, those are works of art! It must take forever to make each jar.

I like the smiley face in the jar, top photo, right-hand jar.
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Old 08-30-2018, 02:47 PM   #6
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Gosh, bliss, those are works of art! It must take forever to make each jar.

I like the smiley face in the jar, top photo, right-hand jar.

My kids (all grown) have characterized my sense of humor as 'silly', and this does tickle my silly bone! I think I'll have to try to make a few jars, as I'm planning on seeing the youngest in october. I can just see the smirky smile on his face.
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I wouldn't have the patience (or attention span) to do that. And if I did, I would never want to eat it.

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I wouldn't have the patience (or attention span) to do that. And if I did, I would never want to eat it.

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I get you. You could though make a lamp out of it?
Have you been to an old greek or italian restaurant where they have those tall curvy jars, standing 3 feet high, filled with olive oil, olives, onions, all kinds of goodies, for decoration? It kind of reminds me of those.
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I get you. You could though make a lamp out of it?
Have you been to an old greek or italian restaurant where they have those tall curvy jars, standing 3 feet high, filled with olive oil, olives, onions, all kinds of goodies, for decoration? It kind of reminds me of those.
I have a scaled down version of that in my kitchen. I got the idea from Italian restaurant decor. In the picture below, the hanging pots and pans hide the gallon jars of pickled peppers, olives and vegetables.

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Very pretty, Bliss! My mom used to love getting my canned goods, like dilly green beans and other pickle-like things. Not to eat, mind you, but to display on the shelves by her kitchen window. They weren't nearly as pretty as the jars in your pics though.
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