“i dream my painting and i paint my dream.”
– vincent van gogh
hi, everyone! i can’t believe this is my first post on here!!
quick introduction because you probably don’t like talking to strangers: i’m lisa over at healthy nibbles & bits. i play around with food all the time and decided to launch this site to share my food art and to, hopefully, bring smiles on all of your faces!
i’m kicking things off with my interpretation of starry night on toast. i’m a major art history nerd. big time. for a long time, i’ve had these wild visions to combine my passions for history and food. if food and history could have a love child, this toast would be it.
i know it looks a bit fancy, but it’s actually quite easy to make! you just need a wee bit of patience and some working knowledge of how to use scissors. i think we got that covered, right? let me show you how:
what you need:
- slice of toast
- blueberries, sliced in half
- kiwi peel
- thin slice of kumquat
- roasted seaweed
- goat cheese
- white cheddar cheese
- lay the kiwi peel on the bottom of the toast. you don’t need a lot, just enough to cover the bottom edge.
- cut a thin slice of lemon. this is going to be the base for the moon. feel free to cut the circle smaller to fit your toast. using kitchen shears (affiliate link), cut a u-shape out of the slice of kumquat and lay it on top of the lemon circle. this will be the moon. place the moon toward the upper right hand corner of the toast,
- cut lemon peel into small circles to create the stars. i found it easiest to use kitchen shears (affiliate link) for this.
- arrange the halved blueberries and lemon stars throughout the top 3/4 of the toast.
- to make the tree, sketch out the shape on a piece of paper. cut out the shape and use it as a stencil to cut out your roasted seaweed. place seaweed tree towards the left of the toast.
- pipe goat cheese onto the toast to create white swirls. i found it easiest to cut the corner of a sandwich bag, fill it with a few tablespoons of goat cheese, and pipe out of that.
- cut a slice of cheddar cheese and cut out small triangle and rectangle shapes. these will be the houses. you can also cut small roasted seaweed rectangles to be used as doors for the houses. place houses on the lower right hand corner.
hope you enjoy this #artontoast project!