I’m sure you’ve seen Angry Birds by now. Some of them are red with a very angry expression on their face. They’re slingshotted at green pigs, who apparently, stole the Birds’ eggs.
One of them showed up in my kitchen. I told the little bird, “I ain’t got your eggs. I never had your eggs; I’m no green pig.” I offered a snack of fruits and nuts but the bird disappeared without a word.
The next day, there was another red Angry Bird. “Look, it’s like I told the other one, there’s no eggs here.” And the bird was gone, just like that. I’m unsure how long this is going to go on but I wouldn’t be surprised if a green pig showed up at some point.
An Angry Bird Apple A Day
More of a method than a recipe
For the body, pick out a small to medium size apple that has a nice, deep red color. I used an organic Jonathan apple from the local farmers market. With a very sharp knife, score an arc across the lower half to create the white belly. Use the knife to peel off the skin.
Make a small cut where the outside corner of the eye would go, to break the skin. Using a stainless steel 1/4 measuring teaspoon, scoop out what would be the eye. Make the other eye the same way.
Make a few cuts at the top of the apple being careful not to actually cut the pieces off. Lift up the pieces for the feathers on top of the head.
The eyebrows are strips cut from a piece of nori. The pupils for the eyes are hole punched from the same sheet of nori. The juice from the cut apple will hold the pieces of nori in place.
The beak is a slice of carrot, cut a “V” in the side and attach with one end of a toothpick. If serving to small kids, remember to take out the toothpick for them.
Sea Blue Bento Box