Making Your Plates POP!

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Whenever I go overseas, I'm always amazed at how colorful and inviting the food vendors make their food. In a bar, gas station, etc. it ALL looks so lovely!

About this time of year, I tend to serve hash browns, baked (browned) eggs and meat (brown). In the summer, I tend to put life onto their plates by adding edible flowers.

How do YOU do it?

 

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If you need some ideas, and have not been, be forewarned, you will get some ideas...go to Pinterest. http://pinterest.com/

http://pinterest.com/pin/148618856425533073/

 

and can someone try this!

http://pinterest.com/pin/140033869635953053/

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Yowza! That's as easy as SS's peanut butter cookie recipe.

That apple recipe looked fantastic, too.

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We definitely try to have some color on the plate. Tomatoes, green scallions, red peppers for savory dishes. Strawberries, raspberries, red grapes for sweets. Blueberry sauce. Raspberry sauce. I know there are days I will not take a pic of the breakfast because it is brown on a plate. Sigh.

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Midwest can you share some examples?

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Examples in Europe? The sandwiches have bright red tomatoes and vibrant green lettuce sticking out from the side of the sandwich. Food actually LOOKED like the pictures you would see in a brochure. You DEFINITELY ate with your eyes first. I tried taking some pics, but they didn't do the food justice.

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Midwest Madam wrote:

Examples in Europe? The sandwiches have bright red tomatoes and vibrant green lettuce sticking out from the side of the sandwich. Food actually LOOKED like the pictures you would see in a brochure. You DEFINITELY ate with your eyes first. I tried taking some pics, but they didn't do the food justice.

Oh you mean instead of shredded iceberg!

There was a man who agrees with you. A few years ago at our local mcdee's, he ordered a burger and pulled out a red ripe homegrown tomato from his pocket and a sharp knife and added it to the burger.

I watched him eat that burger, I was JEALOUS, very very jealous with my sliver of picked while green ripened with petrol tasteless pinkish tomato in my burger.

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We always serve a nice slice of tomato with our savory dishes.  But, I agree about bland colored plating.  Biscuit, grits, scrambled eggs looks boring.  But, the tomato offsets it.  

With sweet dishes, I usually add a few pieces of fruit, sprig of mint.  We always serve a full fruit cup, so I don't put alot of fruit on the plate, maybe one sliced strawberry and powdered sugar on french toast or blueberries sprinkled on a waffle.

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