Today's bento includes a zingy chicken salad with basil pesto and green peppercorns, pea shoots, champagne mango, purple sweet potatoes, garlic ume pickles (sakura nostalgia!), golden baby tomatoes, pink radish pickles, and a skewer of blueberries.
Azaleas are the current queens of the spring floral procession, whether in bright bud or full bloom:
I'm thrilled to see the morning glory seeds planted last week (a Japanese purple-striped variety) emerging:
In bloom by our little backyard pond:
Many thanks to the amazing Lia of Bentolicious for sharing these lovely awards with me:
Lia, your bento creativity and artistry keep me entertained and awe-struck!
Happy Thursday, friends!