Today's bento for a summery warm afternoon features watermelon "flowers", Thai basil duck, red cabbage with chili oil, green methi leaves...and a purple sweet potato kitty (many thanks to a sweet bento pal--I love this new cutter!) and mini musubi, one with fresh basil, the other lavender tinted with a magical pastel furikake sent by another sweet bento buddy (many thanks, you know who!).
Some interesting okra with deep burgundy skin from the farmer's market, cherries and garden flowers, including my favorite pink rose also inside the magewappa.
This amazing hydrangea is blooming in a friend's garden...I've been enjoying its ever-changing play of violet, lavender, ivory and green tints this week:
Happy Thursday afternoon!