vegetable candy

My dear friend gave me an early birthday present: handmade pressed vegetable papers. I cannot think of a more perfect gift. The sheer beauty of this vegetable eye candy will will nourish your senses. These breathtaking papers from hiromi papers are made from sliced cucumbers,

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carrots

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and pink radishes.

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I was so jazzed by them that I made an edible version, with juicy lemon and orange for added flavor.

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serves 2

INgredients

1 pink radish

1 cucumber

1 carrot

1 lemon

1 orange

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Process

Slice the radish into paper-thin rounds. Use a sponge to clean your board well each time you change ingredients.

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Slice the cucumber into similarly thin discs. Slice with focus and deliberation: there is nothing wishy-washy about slicing vegetables this thin.

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Slice the carrot into paper-thin coin shapes.

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Cut the lemon and the orange into see-through thin slices.

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Arrange it all on a plate. Now eat this vegetable candy up!

©Nancy Wolfson-Moche 2013