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Friday, March 12, 2010

blue hyacinth and mint bento

Happy Friday, bento friends!

Today's bento features brown rice with furikake, fish roe, a tofu heart, and avocado slices tossed in ginger dressing. For hapa bento's fun "fresh baran" B.O.M.B. challenge this month, a row of fresh mint creates an aromatic natural bento divider. Also inside: red grapefruit and nectarine slices.
Here's to enjoying all the emerging signs of spring!

12 comments:

megan said...

beautifully presented, and a great idea with the mint baran (could even save it for after the meal, to freshen breath)! as usual my mouth is watering from your great flavor combos (furikake & roe, avocadoe & ginger)... and the light and fresh feeling of this box is surely the way to welcome the spring season!

Katy Crayon said...

Looks like a very healthy and tasty bento indeed! Mmmmm, I love mint, too. :D

bentobird said...

So kind of you megan! Love the mint idea--I'll try to save for after lunch next time :) Wishing you a fun weekend, rain or shine!

bentobird said...

Thanks Katy Crayon! Mint is so fresh as well as pretty--I love it, too! Congrats again on your cool and very informative bento blog :)

Lia Chen said...

Great idea to use mint for 'green' baran! Pretty ... pretty as always. And I will be waiting for more spring pictures from you. So great to see all the flowers from your posts. Have fun this weekend Jenn ;)

babykins said...

My mint is also coming out beside my house.
I've never had an idea of using mint for bento!
Thanks for refreshing-breeze-bento and pretty hyacinth!

Susan Yuen said...

Everything looks so fresh and beautiful! The mint is a nice touch too. :D Hope you have a great weekend Jenn!

Ceinwyn / Ingrid said...

Such a great presentation of a fresh and healthy lunch. Hyacinths/bluebells really herald spring ... it still a bit to early around these parts for them to grow, but by April the forest in my hometown will look like this. :o)

bentobird said...

Hi Lia! As spring is my favorite time of year, I so look forward to taking lots of flower pictures and it makes me glad to know you'll be watching for them! Wishing you a great weekend with your family :)

bentobird said...

Izumi, that's so cool that you have your own mint supply! I need to try to grow some this year...but there's lots of competition for space in the one really sunny (but small)part of our front yard! Thank you for your wonderfully nice comments!

bentobird said...

Hi Susan! How is spring appearing in your part of Hawaii, I wonder? Hope everyone is feeling better in your home and that the weekend will be fun!

bentobird said...

Ingrid, what a beautiful photo--thank you for sharing! Looking at it made me feel in the midst of a beautiful spring day, ahhh!