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This instructable will show how to make a flower for garnishing purposes out of a leek.

this can be don in under 5 minutes and looks stunning.

Step 1: Materials

Ok here is what you will need...

One large leek
Scissors
Paring knife
Small cutting board

Step 2: Make the First Cut

First cut the top part of the leek off you need to make your cut right about where the leek turns from green to white.

Step 3: Cut Numba Two

Next cut away the tuft on the bottom of you leek .
cut this off just enough that the tuft is gone you need that root area to hold the piece together

Step 4: Sit You Leek Upright

Next sit your leek upright on the cutting board
Place your knife like mine in the photo and cut about 3/4 of the way down

Step 5: Rotate

Next up rotate the leek a quarter turn and make another cut same as the last you are essentially quartering the top of the leek (making and x cut). do this 3/4 down

Step 6: Grab Your Scissors

Grab the outside "leaf " of your leek (see photo) and using your scissors cut a point onto each of the 4 outside "leaves"

Step 7: Nip and Tuck

grab the second leaf in and gently tuck it into its base, be careful you do not want your ribbon of leek to crack so make sure not to fold the leaf,

once you tuck the first leaf tuck in the next three or four depending on how how flexible your leek is.

Repeat all the way around with the other 3 quadrants.

Step 8: Back to the Scissors

Grab your scissors and snip off the middle part that is sticking up so that it is flush with the tops of the ribbon flower.

Step 9: Finished

You are all done

Make up a couple and dress up your next dinner party or thanksgiving feast.

Hope you enjoyed

Please comment, and leave me some photos of your leak ribbons
This is fabulous! If at all possible I want to use this idea for our Canadian Thanksgiving this year. Thanks for the idea!
Luv it! thanks for uploading this!1.. great idea and awsome effects.. well done ;)<br />
Soooooooooo beautiful. Well done. Thanks!
you could try, i would suggest soaking it in water first if you are going to try that it will make it more flexible
if it is flexible enough could youdo the ribbons a quarter turn? tuck it into the adjacent spot?
Sweet, that looks easy - will try it out at Thanksgiving!
Neat!
thats pretty cool, do you know any others?

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