For "Flowers" we sliced up a big load of carrots and lightly fried them in butter and a little salt. When they started to soften we added 3 tbls of sugar and ground coriander seeds to taste.
To shape the "hill" we boiled with 1 tbls of salt a medium pot worth of potatoes that we had peeled and cut into chunks. When they were done, we smashed them up and added about 4 tbls of butter and a carton of heavy cream enough to make the mashed potatoes all smooth.
We fried up the "worms".
For "grass" we chucked 2 bags of frozen peas into another pot of salted boiling water till they were soft.
When everything was ready we prepared seven plates with a hill and worm working its way through and a lovely garden arrangement all around. Landscape Architecture 101.
(2 girls politely nibbled around the edges, 1 pushed the whole plate aside, 2 girls dug in with curiosity, and Lena chomped away, beaming from cheek to cheek.)