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Excellent impressive idea and a lot of fun for all uf us!
Thanks!

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awalde January 01, 2012

So adorable! I was a little apprehensive at first when my rosemary sprigs were sticking straight out at you; however, once I filled the tree in with all its goodies, I was able to pin the excited rosemary down with the toothpicks and it came out so nice. I started by wrapping my cone in Saran wrap, and then pushed the rosemary into the styrofoam carefully. I then toothpick-ed queen and kalamata olives, baby mozzarella balls, and 1/2"-thick salami cut out with 1" heart cookie cutters all over the tree. Like *Kathy*, I too placed the Perky Olive Penguins around the base of the tree. I cannot believe I didn't take a picture of my masterpiece, but hopefully I can upload a picture from someone who did. Everyone raved about how cute this was. I will definitely be making this for future Christmases!

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Barbell Bunny December 26, 2009

This is such a neat idea and makes a holiday dinner or party so much more special. It's not hard to do and makes a nice presentation in addition to a nice aroma from the rosemary. I will probably do this every year.

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RoxiGirl January 04, 2008

What an AMAZINGLY adorable idea! In order to make this, I had to leave our rosemary plant looking like Charlie Brown's Christmas tree. *LOL* Also, I just cut the cheese (did I really just type that?) into tiny chunks rather than stars because all my original attempts ended in crumbled remnants of cheese... which my dad happily "disposed" of for me. For the top, I ate the guts out of a lemon (why yes, I DO eat lemons) and cut the peel into something almost star-shaped. This cute tree got lots of attention; still is even now that all the "food" has been eaten from it! Thank you, Faith, for a darling "recipe"! xxoo

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Sandi (From CA) December 30, 2007

What a great idea, I am definitely doing this for Christmas Eve. Thanks for sharing

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mums the word November 13, 2007

I've been making this for several years. It's adorable and makes a great centerpiece. To keep it stable, I also buy a round styrofoam disk to use as a base for the tree. The fresh rosemary smell is terrific.

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Kathy :-( December 02, 2006
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