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Friday, September 3, 2010

gorgonzola dolce and black fig bento

Hi bento pals! As is often the case for me, this bento was inspired by colors. My color-inspiration starting point today was a nifty zippered bag made of recycled materials (its perfect for storing baran)...love the vibrant deep blue and red-orange details:
Today's bento features toasted Italian bread with mild Gorgonzola dolce and slices of black figs, a made-for-each other combination! A melange of baby orange tomatoes and sliced green-and yellows with a wild zebra pattern and a perfectly ripe white peach lent bright late-summer flavor...
Squirrels are in frisky overdrive right now, diving and leaping acrobatically through tree branches and running around on highly motivated acorn missions...had to include one in my bento (well, sort of!):
Have a great weekend and safe travels to those enjoying a long Labor Day celebration. We are taking a little road trip a few hours south of here...curious to see what we'll find!

23 comments:

Sonoma Bento said...

Gorgeous! I love the way you sliced the figs, they look so artsy there on the toast. Have a fun and safe trip, Jenn!

babykins said...

Oh this vibrant color awoke me completely, now it's 5:45am here! The zebra pattern tomatoes are a incredible beauty! Jenn I know, how tasty a combo of mild cheese and fig and bread is, drool! ;)

babykins said...

I'm looking forward to the story of your road trip!

OhayoBento said...

Those figs look amazing paired with the green zebra tomato! Have a great holiday!

sherimiya said...

I'm inspired by the colors, textures and adventures in your bento, garden and photography. I always get a feeling of happiness when I pop over here. Thank you Jenn! Have a wonderful trip. We await your story-filled return!

tofugirl said...

That bag is really cute. And lunch looks delicious and healthy (much healthier than the pizza I had, hehe). Have a great trip, can't wait to read about it when you get back! drive safe!

bentobird said...

Hi Michelle, thanks! What a flavor combo these figs were with the cheese, decadent, in fact! Enjoy a summer harvest festival of a weekend :D

bentobird said...

Cool, Izumi! Can't wait to share trip photos with you :D...thanks again for such incredibly cute animal pictures, had to show them to hubby. He was awwwwing over the bunnies with me, haha!

bentobird said...

Hi there OhayaBento! Thank you and have a great and fun weekend, too!

bentobird said...

Ya know, that is so cool Sheri as happiness and uplift are always what I feel over at HLB! Hope the late-summer weather will be gentle and lovely over the long weekend for you guys :D

bentobird said...

Hi Carol...uh oh, I had pizza for dinner!(thus confirming that today was all about yummy carbs and cheese, Italian style, when not about rushing around with pre-holiday work stuff)...

Will you be in the city over the weekend? Have an awesome time :D!

Angeleyes said...

What a lovely colorful bento!!!!
Love the vibrant color of the figs...

Jenn @ BentoForKidlet said...

Oh wow the fig is so beautiful when displayed in your bento! So lovely!

Lunch Buckets said...

Haven't had any figs yet this year, crossing my fingers I get some soon!

tatabonita said...

To be honest, I always amaze with your post title. You have introduced me to ingredients whose name are new and strange yet sound so beautiful in my ears :D. Love your bag, the stamps remind me to my stamp collection ^^

BentoBeginner said...

Figs are always so beautiful, especially when presented so simply. Love the zippered bag, it's super cute!

bentobird said...

Hi Angeleyes! Yep, figs have great texure that's fun to photograph in addition to being so late-summer-sweet. Thanks!

bentobird said...

Hi there Jenn! Hope you are enjoying the long weekend very much, thanks for coming by :D

bentobird said...

Crossing my fingers for some wonderful figs to fall into your bento, Lunch Buckets :D!

bentobird said...

Aw, thanks Ta! Love how we get to learn so much about one another's favorite foods in this community.

Cool, you have a stamp collection? I'll bet it is beautiful!

bentobird said...

Thanks BB! Just got back from a trip to the Lynchburg area, was I nearby you? What a beautiful weekend of brilliant blue skies!

Lyndsey said...

Oh cute, another one I missed. I love the squirrel and zipper bag!!! I have a hankering for figs now, and I love gorgonzola...well any kind of blue cheese!

Bentobird said...

Thanks Lyndsey for your sweet words!!