Hi bento friends! Today's bento was inspired by a few nice things from this weekend, including hubby's lovely lamb dish with local peaches, olive oil, Herbes de Provence and red wine:
Slices of lamb with a layer of peach-ginger chutney are under garlic naan bread, a happy goat cheese elephant rides along on top (decorated with golden tomato skin and beni shoga). Farmer's market snow pea tops, so cheerful with green butterfly spirals, and market golden tomatoes also inside...plus saturn peaches, whose honey flavor make them a favorite fruit discovery of the summer! A concord grape bunch, tiny and darkly sweet, also for lunch.
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Here is fresh fennel at the Saturday farmer's market, looking forward to adding this to a big heirloom tomato salad tonight with garlic, olive oil, salt--so summery, simple and good!
Golden tomatoes and lemon basil, brought home from the market:
An annual festival of Asian culture takes place near our house every year, and on Saturday I waded through dense crowds and the delicious scent of grilling meats and deep-fried lumpia to look around. Beautiful lotus pods at a vendor's table overflowing with aromatic ginger, birds-eye chili peppers and fresh herb plants:
I found this pretty little bag from another vendor, stitched together from antique saris and in some of my favorite colors:
With pink gladiolus blossom and golden plums...
Happy cooking and bentoing this week!