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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

salmon cakes and white peach bento, upcoming csn review



Today's lunch was simple and bright: salmon cakes with corn and scallion, crisp romaine lettuce, yellow peppers and little goat-cheese-mint flower hearts. Sharing the bento: a mixed grain pilaf (Trader Joe's Harvest Grain mix with couscous, barley, and baby garbanzo beans) cooked with mushroom bouillon and topped with orange baby tomatoes. A perfect white peach, ripening since the Saturday market was summery sweet with baby green grapes.

A cute pink crochet doily is a sweet touch shared by a wonderful bento friend, thanks so much you know who!

 I'm excited--CSN Stores has asked me to do a product review for them! This retailer features over 200 online stores under their umbrella with an enormous selection of cooking items to choose from...dutch ovens and elegant casseroles, even cute animal-shaped cutters and much more! Choosing should be a fun challenge...

This regal kitty seems to be enjoying the mellow, sunny weather as much as we are today:




24 comments:

Lyndsey said...

Beautiful bento! I love the yellow peppers cut like that, they look so pretty. The salmon cakes look good!

It appears that the kitty found a perfect place to chill!

bentobird said...

Thanks Lyndsey dear! We love salmon cakes, you and I...perfect and healthy bento fare! Yes, kitteh was way content in her leafy yard :D

Konnie said...

Beautiful. The bento, the pictures, the post. I need to remember to check in here everyday, Just love your blog.

bentobird said...

Hi Konnie, thanks for illuminating my afternoon with such a warm comment...best wishes!

cherry bento said...

Love the bento and the sweet kitteh - warms my heart as it looks just like the cat I used to have, he lived to the ripe old age of 18.

babykins said...

Wooo stunning shot!! How beautiful, it brightened my day! That product review sounds fun. GO Jenn!

OhayoBento said...

The combination of the salmon cakes and goat cheese sounds fantastic!

bentobird said...

hi cherry bento! oh, that is so sweet, I'm glad you enjoyed so many years with your kitty...

bentobird said...

Thanks Izumi, your comments are the best!

bentobird said...

hi OhayoBento, it was a nice combo, I recommend! have a great Thursday :D

Susan Yuen said...

Beautiful and picture perfect bento! The Harvest grain mix sounds wonderful too.

KidsDreamWork said...

Such a beautiful bento! And I love the photo with the natural sunlight and shades so much!

Kaimono888 said...

Hi bentobird. Miss reading your blog lately as I was on vacation. Loved this colorful and refreshing bento ^.~ The color combination is awesome!

bentobird said...

hi and thank you Susan! I recommend this grain combo, is there a TJ's near you?
:D

bentobird said...

hi there Ai Ping, so glad to read your sunny comments, hope your week has been wonderful!

bentobird said...

hi Kaimono, thanks so much! looking forward to seeing your vacation pics my friend :D

Kuusou said...

Salmon cakes sound great -- makes me want to make some this weekend! Bento looks beautiful. :)

Debra said...

Salmon cakes sound and look perfect. Lovely combination of colors and sunlight. Have a wonderful weekend Jenn. I'm hoping you are out-and-about for photo-grazing. :)

bentobird said...

hi Kuusou, hope you will, they are healthy and you can make so many variations! thanks and hope you've had a super week...

bentobird said...

Hi Debra, what a lovely comment! and I love the concept of "photo-grazing"...have a great weekend!

megan said...

this one is so sweet, love the little goat cheese hearts and the yellow pepper slices making a bigger heart. the elegant arc of tomatoes tops off a beautiful presentation.

gnoegnoe said...

How cool that you're invited to do a product review *and* get to choose your product! Looking forward to the whole process ;)

(Gorgeous kitty btw, didn't you want to take him home?)

bentobird said...

dear megan, that is such a poetic decription of this bento, thanks so much! ahhhhh.

bentobird said...

hi gnoe! thanks, pal! there is a universe of kitchen stuff to choose from, so I'll need to make up my mind...

yes! s/he was so super beautiful, I love this group of cats who live nearby along the walk to our town center and farmer's market, all related, softly colored and sweet guys...about 10 seconds after I took this picture, they were burbling, meowing and wanting to socialize!