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Thursday, July 8, 2010

cool froggie bento

Summer is truly upon us here on the East Coast of the US--we are riding out a week-long heat wave. A fiery sun as the day begins:
So today's bento features the cool green company of a little froggie from Kyoto, found on my recent visit to NYC. He relaxes here on a sandwich filled with salmon salad (made with scallions, artichoke heart salad, mayo and Dijon mustard) and avocado slices. Baby romaine and ripe cherries are inside, too.

In fleeting bloom, the first violet and white morning glory...
Happy Friday, bento friends!

20 comments:

Lyndsey said...

That frog is so cute!! You even have a lily pad for him! Now that salmon salad sounds fantastic! I will have some of that please!

The morning glory is so pretty...don't you love it when you look out in the morning and catch the blossoms all open?

Sonoma Bento said...

Lovely! Ribbit. :-) That sandwich sounds delish, plus you probably didn't have to heat anything up in the kitchen to make it. Stay cool, Jenn!

bentobird said...

Hi Lyndsey! Thanks so much :) Yay, another salmon fan! In summer it just tastes perfect with avocado.
This is the first morning glory to open, can't wait to see other variations that are to come. Happy weekend, my friend...

bentobird said...

Hi there Sonoma Bento! Yep, you said it--no cooking for this one. Have a great weekend and inspiring trip to the farmer's market if you go :)

anna2003 said...

Love the froggy, basking in the hot sun? Love your food presentation! Have a great week ahead! Cheers! =) Karen

sherimiya said...

I feel cool just looking at your froggie resting on his pad. Hope you get a respite soon! Or better yet, send some heat over here to burn off our morning fog!

Lil'chan said...

My, your bento looks again so summery ^-^ Every time I look on your bento I miss a flowery garden *sigh*
And the froggy is super cute ^-^

susanyuen said...

So cute! The frog looks so happy hanging out on his lily pad! :)

bentobird said...

Hi Karen, thanks for your visit and these lovely comments--happy weekend!

bentobird said...

Hi sherimiya, ok--sounds like a plan! We'd love some rain if you have any extra to spare ;) Happily it will revert to the 80's for at least part of the weekend, ahhhhh. Have a great day!

bentobird said...

Hi Lil'chan! So nice to have you visit...what does summer look like where you are? Glad you liked the little froggie accent--he makes me smile :)

bentobird said...

Hi Susan! I hope so...he makes me happy to look at, I know that ;) Have a lovely weekend, dear.

tofugirl said...

what an adorable frog! And mmm, salmon salad...that sounds nice and refreshing. Boy, can you believe this heat? Everyday by the time I get to work, I feel like I need to shower again. We had a 5 minute rain yesterday morning that just made the humidity worse, but the forecasters are predicting thunderstorms today and tomorrow....fingers crossed!

bentobird said...

Hi Carol, thanks! Yes its been a crazy hot week, we are also supposed to get those storms, I so hope they arrive. Have a great weekend, will you be watching the game on Sunday?

tofugirl said...

Darn right! We're heading to my friend's apartment to watch the game, except that they're all Spain supporters and I'm kind of hoping that the Netherlands wins....hehe. Have an awesome weekend :) Hope it cools down for you guys!

bentobird said...

Sounds fun--enjoy!!

Redd said...

Hands down, one of my favorite sites.

bentobird said...

Hi Redd, thanks for your visit and lovely comment! Would love to see/hear ALL about your explorations of beautiful Japan (jellyfish delicacies etc...)on Flickr or your blog, whose address Jamison just read to me)! Take care and have a great week :D
Jenn

Jenny said...

Oh wow Jenn. It almost look like a flower arrangement to me. So pretty and flowery and girly. Love it, love it....

bentobird said...

Thanks Jenny, so nice to have you visit, lovley comment! Here's to bento fun shared!