I’ve made this plate for Josh, a very special 5 y.o. from Lancashire in the U.K. He requested a T-Rex from melon which I thought would be impossible at this time of the year. Then I was at the markets and what did I spy; so excited.
Then I tried to make the dinosaur. I have to admit this was one of the hardest things I’ve made in a long time. Comparative dimensions are everything!
So Josh, here’s your deceptively difficult, fun food Melon T-Rex.
– Melon (I used canteloupe/rockmelon)
– Raisin (or dark coloured fruit)
1. Use the end of the melon where there are less seeds. Cut a big head.
2. Add a body.
3. Cover the join with a very thinly sliced piece of melon (oh it’s so forgiving).
4. Give him a big, curved tail.
5. And again cover the join.
6. Add some legs.
7. And clawed feet.
8. Make some little arms.
9. Then use triangles of apple for the teeth.
10. And some big apple eyes.
11. Use raisin for the pupil and nostril.
12. Ready to eat. But who’s eating who?
The Art of Nutrition
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