Tag Archives: Vegetable

Food for the Road

Close-up of fruit salad
Close-up of fruit salad (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

One lesson we  learned the hard way is the importance of traveling with healthy food.  When traveling by car we carry an ice chest with food for meals for the trip as well as snacks.

We take salad on road trips to help keep us eating healthy.  Sometimes I take the ingredients and mixed them up when we stop to eat, but I also like to use “salad shakers.”   An individual portion of salad goes in the clear plastic cup. The dressing is put in the lid and the cap snapped in place. When you are ready to eat simply press down on the button on the top of the lid which forces the cap off the dressing reservoir allowing the dressing to run down over the salad. Then you shake the dickens out of the container which distributes the dressing over the salad. Be sure the lid is on tight before shaking if you don’t want salad flying everywhere.

Next time you travel by car be sure your travel food is healthy.   Include things like fresh fruit and vegetables and try a salad.

What’s Fall Without Vegetable Carving?

Polski: Arbuz
Polski: Arbuz (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What would Fall be without fruit and vegetable carving?  I know you’re thinking Jack-O-Lanterns, but what about carved watermelons or pineapples?  I doubt you’ve seen anything like these.  Please follow the links to see some beautiful pictures (there are a few magnificent  Jack-O-Lanterns included) and don’t forget to bookmark us before you go.

Fruitcarving.com

Weburbanist.com

Telegraph.co.uk

I just found one more I had to share.  If you’re not into carving check out these beautifully decorated pumpkins.  All you need is a pumpkin and a permanent marker.  http://rainbowelephant.com/pumpkins-for-non-trick-or-treaters/

Now it’s your turn.  Have you ever experimented with fruit or vegetable carving?  Or maybe you are quite accomplished in the art form.  Perhaps you have been inspired by a fruit or vegetable carving demonstration or display.  Do you have another way of decorating pumpkins?  Tell us about it.