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Fennel Prosciutto and Melon Salad

Fennel Prosciutto and Melon Salad Recipe

When we went on our last trip to Elba, we made a sailing trip provided at the harbor about 10 min from our Airbnb. Included on this all day adventure was a delicious meal, cooked by our very own Captain of the sailboat. 

He was a simple man, from Parma (where Parmesan cheese came from) and cooked us his family recipes, learned from only the best…his Italian mother. It’s not like this was anything complicated or time-consuming, but like all Italian food, it was simple and honestly delicious. It was a fennel salad. In and of itself, fennel has a particular taste that is hard to compliment but paired with the right things; it comes alive.

I am going to show you how to make my version of the salad. His was pretty straightforward, which paired well with our pasta and sauce he made with it. I tried something a little more sustainable as to make it a whole, light, and healthy meal in and of itself.

Fennel Prosciutto and Melon Salad

Fennel Prosciutto and Melon Salad

Fennel Prosciutto and Melon Salad

Inspired by the Captain of the Mediterranean seas.

Ingredients

Serves: 2

Time: 20 min

Salad:

1 fennel stalk

½ green melon, sliced thinly

125 g (about 2 bundles) of Endive salad (This adds a little bitterness to the mix)

150 g Prosciutto

5 sprigs of mint

¼ c walnuts

Creamy Walnut Vinaigrette:

2 tsp walnut oil

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp (or to taste) applew cider vinegar

2 tsp honey

1 tsp dijon mustard

1 tsp horseradish

1 tbsp crème fresh or mayonnaise

salt and pepper to taste

 

Directions 

Slice the fennel, endive, and melon into long thin slices. Layer all the different ingredients on top of one another, and top with walnuts. Drizzle with your vinaigrette and decorate with sprigs of mint. Serve with a dry, crisp white wine. 

Natural Wooden Branch DIY Hanging Planter

DIY Hanging Planter

Materials include - wood, metal wiring, Ikea pots, some kind of hanging plant, gold paint, hooks, and a little bit of time.

Hanging Planter on Natural Wooden Branch. Simple. Elegant. Decoration. Easy. Affordable.

This hanging planter on a natural wooden branch is simple, easy and affordable project will add that wow factor to any room, corner, balcony or pretty much anywhere you want to put it! Here's how I did it.

diy hanging planter on a wooden branch - easy, affordable, and simple.

How to make this DIY hanging planter on a natural wood branch in no time flat!

Supplies:

1. 3 Pots that you are able to fasten metal wiring on. I got mine at Ikea a while back. I wanted to add a something to it to make it more exciting, so I decided to put a gold accent on it.

2. 3 hanging plants - I decided to go with Ivy's. I like that they hang down.

3. A natural wooden branch - 3 in. diameter, or large enough to hold your three pots without giving or snapping. I found mine in the good old fashioned woods. You can save $20 by finding it and not buying it!

4. Gold Paint if you wish to add an accent color. Any color works, but I love the combination of the metallic gold and the natural wood.

5. Gold flexible wiring. I just made a simple loop, attaching to two sides of the pot and hung it over the piece of wood. 

6.  Pliable thick wiring for making your attachment holding the wood. 

7. Two ceiling hooks. Here is a picture of how I used the flexible wiring to make a holster for the wood to attach to the hook.

8. Wire cutters.

A natural wooden branch 

3 in. diameter, or large enough to hold your three pots without giving or snapping. I found mine in the good old fashioned woods. You can save $20 by finding it and not buying it!

3 hanging plants

 I decided to go with Ivy's. I like that they hang down.

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3 Pots

Ones that you are able to fasten metal wiring on. I got mine at Ikea a while back. I wanted to add a something to it to make it more exciting, so I decided to put a gold accent on it.

Which turned out like this!

diy hanging planter - simple, easy, affordable.

Gold Paint

If you wish to add an accent color. Any color works, but I love the combination of the metallic gold and the natural wood.

Gold flexible wiring 

I just made a simple loop, attaching to two sides of the pot and hung it over the piece of wood. 

diy hanging planter - simple easy and affordable
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Pliable thick wiring

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Two ceiling hooks

Here is a picture of how I used the flexible wiring to make a holster for the wood to attatch to the hook.

Wire cutters

The finished product!

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