This bento was made as color therapy for this cold January day! January feels like the longest month of the year to me, and I'm trying to be patient as my garden sleeps...to wait out the long weeks until the first signs of spring magically emerge.
Here's a closeup of the scallion hearts garnishing the smoked salmon and tobiko rolls:
Also in the bento: a stir-fry of red cabbage, burdock and carrots with chili oil, plus snow peas and beni shōga garnish. The sweet sidecar contains a ripe tangerine half, kiwi flowers and apricot slices...and the French macaroons:
I used the reliably cheerful Hello Kitty bento box for this one. I love its clear red color and carrying case, pictured here with an "Apolo Chocolat" by Meiji:
Check out the adorable moon-bunny combo on the on the Meiji chocolate package:
Wishing everyone a good weekend!