Tiddler Themed Lunch & Linky

Today is the last of my World Book Day posts, for this year anyway! I hope you have enjoyed my book themed lunches and have had a chance to check out some of the awesome posts that have been linked up over the week! It would normally be Fun Food Friday here on the Eats Amazing Blog, but I’m replacing it with one last themed linky, the theme of which is water and/or sealife.  Fun Food Friday will be back next week though, so be sure to come over and link up!

A big thank you to everyone who linked up to yesterdays book themed linky – some amazing posts were added!  This year’s book themed linkies will remain open and accepting new links for a few months, so if you’ve been inspired by any of the book themes, do feel free to come back and add your links to the relevant collection!  You can easily find all of my World Book Day posts and linky parties in one place by clicking on the ‘Eats Amazing Celebrates World Book Day’ button on the right hand side of this page, or by clicking here.

Today’s lunch is based on ‘Tiddler‘, a brilliant book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the writer/illustrator team behind The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child, Room on the Broom etc.  This book is a lot of fun to read aloud, with the great repeating chorus of “Tiddler, Tiddler, Tiddler’s Late!”  I had a lot of fun making this lunch, and was pleased with how my last minute idea for an edible net came out!

Tiddler book cover

In this lunch Small Child had some homemade tortilla crisps, in various fish shapes, with eyes dotted on with edible marker pen. I moulded a hard boiled egg into a fish using one of our egg moulds, and popped it in a silicone cup, after highlighting the fish features with edible marker pens too.  I cut fish shapes from raw carrot and raw red pepper, and popped them in the main part of the lunch box along with a blue sauce container full of organic houmous. I cut a boat shaped from an apple using a mini bento cutter (dipping the cut parts of the apple in lemon juice to keep them from browning) and made a clock from a Babybel cheese, by cutting a circle from the wax using a mini bento cutter, then adding back strips of wax for clock hands, and dots of edible marker pen. I finished the lunch off with an edible net made from a baked tortilla wrap (see below for more details).

Eats Amazing - Tiddler themed lunch for Wolrd Book Day - with tortilla crisp net

Here’s the lunch before I added the net, so you can see all the poor fish that got caught in it!

Eats Amazing - Tiddler themed lunch for Wolrd Book Day - without net

Here’s how I made the tortilla net; I cut the net design from a tortilla wrap, then brushed it with a little olive oil,  and draped it over an upturned silicone cup to shape it.  I cooked it for a minute or two too long, but was assured by Small Child that it tasted great!

Eats Amazing - Making an edible net from a baked tortilla wrap

I used the rest of the tortilla wrap to cut out as many fish shapes as I could – I varied the sizes and shapes to make them a little more fun (do excuse the rather blurry picture!).  Tortilla crisps are a great way to use up left over tortilla wraps, they are really tasty and you can cut them into all sorts of fun shapes using cookie cutters if you wish! My tutorial for tortilla crisps can be found here.

Eats Amazing - Homemade sealife tortilla crisps

That’s it from me, now it’s over to your for one last themed linky!

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Have you got any water or sealife themed blog posts in your archive? Food, crafts, costumes, play invitations etc. all welcome! Feel free to link up more than one post if you have them, and if you like you can help yourself to the button above and place it in your post. If you have time, please also try to visit other posts in this linky and leave your comments; all bloggers love comments! The only rule I ask you to stick to is that your link is relevant to the theme of the day. You are also welcome to link up Instagram, Facebook or Twitter pictures if you don’t have a blog of your own.


  1. says

    WOW! That is such an adorable lunch. Love the net. Thanks for letting us all tag along on your book adventure. It’s been SO fun!

  2. says

    I lovvvvve this!!! Youre so creative! Ophelia’s too young to appreciate it now but I cant wait to do stuff like this for her lunch-really embracing literature and imagination.

    • says

      Thanks Sophie! I made Small Baby his first muffin tin meal yesterday – I know he’s probably too young to appreciate it but I can’t help myself some days! I’ve really enjoyed making these book themed lunches and Small Child has loved them too!


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