from Girlfriends Forever
by Susan Branch
This just screams "Girl Party" - an ice bowl decorated with flowers & herbs & filled with the fruit of the season. Perfect for showers, lunches, birthdays - even brunch.
To make the bowl: clean out a spot in your freezer (good luck). Fill a bowl part way with water; drop in a cup or so of fresh flower blossoms, herbs, berries, or leaves. Put a smaller bowl in the big bowl & fill the little bowl with ice cubes to weigh it down. Cover the whole thing with a clean dish towel & tie it all up with string (to keep bowls in place as water expands). Freeze overnight. 20 min. before serving remove from freezer, unwrap & allow to sit at room temp. Seperate bowls & fill with chilled fruit - drizzle Orange Dressing over all & toss gently. Set ice bowl in shallow dish & serve.
3/4 c. fresh orange juice
1 Tbsp. o.j. frozen concentrate
1 Tbsp. orange zest
Combine dressing ingred. in a small saucepan; simmer; reduce to 1/2 c. Remove from heat & chill.
Watermelon Balls, Blueberries, Strawberries, Canaloupe Balls Red Grapes, Mango Chunks, Mint Sprigs.
Pears, Pomegranite Seeds, Green Grapes, Toasted Walnuts, Thin Iced Rings Of Red Onion, Dry Crumbled Blue Cheese Use autumn leaves for bowl
Banana Slices, Pineapple Chunks, Kiwi Fruit, Mango, Star Fruit, Shredded Coconut, Shopped Macadamia Nuts
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