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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

pink azalea bento

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.
Sophie from next door has been visiting with us quite a bit recently. She's very mellow and sweet!
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!

16 comments:

hapa bento said...

Look at that cute pink kitty! I enjoy seeing your creativity with this bright pink box. Makes me hungry looking at it too! Give Sophie a rub on the belly for me!

sherimiya said...

What camera do you use? Your shots are so sharp and evocative! They really affect me :)
I have no azaleas, but recognize those morning glory seedlings. They are quite hardy over here, so manage to reseed themselves! Today my girl and I repotted some strawberry plants with high hopes. Love your bento and environs!

Lia Chen said...

Jenn, your beautiful bento ideas never dry up. I like this bento so much and garlic ume pickles are wonderful too!

Token (Bento-Lunch-Blog) said...

oh man, you can turn every box into an awesome piece of art! amazing! <3 <3 <3

Angi said...

I love this one.... all pink and purple!!! I'm gonna have to look up about garlic ume pickles cause it sounds yum.

bentobird said...

Hi Debra! Thanks for your always encouraging comments :) Sophie is a really peachy girl, we'll miss her when her folks move in August!

bentobird said...

Hi Sheri!
Thank you, I admire your clear and beautiful images as well! I've been using a Canon S90 since late February, am still learning its capabilities--I like it very much but its less intutive than the Nikon I was using before.
Hoping your strawberry plants are off to a strong start...sounds like a lovely sfternoon with your girl!

bentobird said...

What a great comment from one of the most versatile and inspired bentoists around! Have a great evening, Lia!

bentobird said...

Hi Angi, glad you enjoyed this color combo! What shades are your tulips? I recall you had a whole bunch of bulbs planted :)

bentobird said...

Thanks Token dear! Your comments really lit up my Thursday morning. Happy spring!

Katy said...

The colors are lovely!! I've never heard of picked garlic. I bet it packs quite a punch, huh?

bentobird said...

Hi Katy! You'd be surprised--they are fairly mild and sweet! The pickling process mutes the fieriness in a similar manner as roasting, but with the added tang of plum vinegar...hope you are having a relaxing weekend, bento pal!

Lexi said...

This is gorgeous - such a crisp, fresh selection against the vibrant pink! WOW!

allingoodfood42 said...

I am always amazed at how your bentos make me feel so peaceful.

bentobird said...

Thanks Lexi! As a recall, you are a fan of the color pink? I sure am!

bentobird said...

Hi Marisa, that's really nice to hear :))