Hello Kitty how do I love thee, let me count the ways...

I'm a sucker for Hello Kitty. Put anything stamped with a Hello Kitty logo in front of me and I'll probably squeal....and then buy it. It's a fatal flaw but one that gives me irrational pleasure.


I was recently in London for work and came across these Hello Kitty vegetable cutters at Artbox, Covent Garden. Well, I couldn't resist and they seemed like a simple way to brighten up my daily lunches with minimal effort.


I had intended to share a watermelon fruit salad recipe with these cutters but having run through the recipe a few times, on the day that I decided to film the video everything just went wrong. It was so disappointing. After an hour the light was fading and I had a load of cut up fruit just sat in one big, sad, sad pile. I almost gave up until I saw the cantaloupe melon that was just sat on the kitchen counter. I cut it in half, used a paring knife to cut a spiky edge, scooped out the soft centre, hollowed out the centre a little and piled in some watermelon, grapes, blueberries and my Hello Kitty apple slices.

To give it a bit of zing I drizzled a lime and ginger syrup over the fruit (put half a cup of water, 1 tablespoon of sugar, one lime, cut into slices and a few slices of fresh ginger into a saucepan. Heat until the sugar dissolves and then cool and put in the fridge).

Unfortunately I did not manage to film this (though it's clearly straightforward to put together) but I did film the making of the Hello Kitty slices in the video above.

I think this would be a brilliant, healthy dish for a kids party, or even an adult party if you happen to know crazed Hello Kitty obsessives like myself. I even think they would be great for making small Hello Kitty biscuits to add to liven up a dessert which I will probably try soon.