Wednesday, October 8, 2014

b is for bentobird

Hi friends! I was so happy to find this hand-appliqued pot holder in an antiques shop last week. It inspired this rustic bento, which contains a smoked ham and Italian cheese pastry with chopped salad, zippy radish and roasted mini peppers.

The light is turning distinctly golden-autumnal as October advances...some pictures from our recent visit to the Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, just outside San Francisco:

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

autumn owl bento

Hi friends! Today's bento features a pastry owl filled with an autumnal combo of feta cheese and sweet roasted butternut squash. Stir fried Brussels sprouts and a little skewer of Okinawa purple potato, juicy orange and the last of our garden grown raspberries fill the rest of my favorite magewappa box.
I used ready made pie crust for the owl:
Enjoying mild days here with cooler nights...

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

harvest moon festival bento 2014


Happy Harvest Moon and Asian Mid-Autumn Moon Festival! With this holiday's traditional associations of love and romance, it was fun to make this bento for hubby today. Inside: savory ramen with sesame oil, Korean spicy braised chicken thighs, broccolini, and this in particular for Jamison: okra! Sautéed with garlic and ginger, finished with oyster sauce and white pepper--yum! This delicious recipe for the okra found at a tasty blog called The Big Fat Noodle. A moon-rabbit egg and some garden baby tomatoes also in today's bento. Enjoy the beautiful moon tonight, friends!