Culinary Canvas features bold and beautiful food art

Lauren Purnell, a Canadian-based student, creates edible works of art using foods we cook with every day. Her blog Culinary Canvas pays tribute to the beauty of using fresh ingredients to create something delicious. 

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    Cinco de Mayo!

    This fruity margarita gives new meaning to the idea of a fruit cocktail. Purnell created the design with pineapple, lettuce, cucumber, and mint.
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    Sea Turtle

    This cute little sea creature was created from watermelon, lemon zest, spinach, and cucumbers. 
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    Easter Egg Basket

    This fruit basket made with cantaloupe, limes, strawberry, mango, radish, carrots and mint is the real deal.
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    Sunflower

    A floral delight that's pretty enough to eat made with papaya, cucumber and spinach.
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    Tree

    This super realistic tree is a leafy combination of kale and fennel with a sturdy rhubarb drunk. 
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    Papillon

    This jewel-toned butterfly looks just as delicate as the real thing. Cabbage wings surround a cucumber body.
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    Tour Eiffel

    Made from carrot stems, this mini monument is an ode to one of Paris' most iconic landmarks.
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    Red Wine

    Red cabbage and carrot stems create a colorful homage to an elegant beverage.
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    Rainy Day

    A little rain never hurt anybody, especially when you have such a cute umbrella crafted  from grapefruit, lime and lemon rinds with parsley grass under foot. 
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    Hummingbird

    This little green hummingbird is one of Purnell's favorites. Basil, mint and avocado form the base of the bird that feasts on raspberry blossoms.
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