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Monday, October 18, 2010

black cat in garden bento

Hi Bento pals! Today's bento features some farmer's market finds and looks forward to Halloween with a nori kitty roaming on a ground of local squash with an edible flower accent. A potato-onion tortilla wedge is garnished with baby marigolds, part of Wisteria Gardens "Sweet and Spicy" greens mix (the snow pea shoots are part of that same festive blend).

A sesame cookie from a Middle Eastern bakery is topped here with local goat cheese and half a Concord grape...more grapes and a lady apple also inside. Speaking of the farmer's market, this weekend was the second to last before it ends for the season...




market selections, back home:
Have a great week!

 

32 comments:

Kay Heritage said...

Another beautiful creation! Wish I was your neighbor!

bentobird said...

Hi Kay *smiles*! So glad we can be virtual neighbors, at least!

babykins said...

Mmmm feast for the eyes!
I'm really impressed you always enjoy bento with elegance. I wish I could make my bentos like yours.
Curious about the potato-onion tortilla, DROOL!!
Have a lovely week Jenn! :D :D

Jenn @ BentoForKidlet said...

Beautiful and colorful as always!! I love the nori kitty roaming around :D

Robin said...

I am loving your fall farmer's market pictures. I bet you will miss you weekly excursions when they shut down for the season. A sweet nori kitty. You must be just having so much fun.

Emily Ng said...

Great bento and nice photos. :)I wish to be your neighbor too..haha.

sherimiya said...

The squash is a perfect fall color! Love the sunset hues. Also envious of your fall leaves, WOW!
Super lovely bento, once again :)

KidsDreamWork said...

Love the colours of fall in your bento and all the photos there! You cut the nori kitty free hand? So nicely done!

Susan Yuen said...

Absolutely perfect! Beautiful fall/halloween bento!

Lyndsey said...

Hi Jenn, I love all your fall colors in the bentos! Cute little apple and your black cat is perfect! Beautiful colors on your trees, I do miss seeing that in person so I'll visit here often to see all the fall beauty! I always have loved checking out your farmer's market finds! So many colors! I sure hope you have a wonderful week! See you soon!

Lia Chen said...

Very very nice and perfect bento Jenn! Who's the owner of that black cat? hihihi ... I love ♥ it! I am enjoying all your beautiful pictures :)

bentobird said...

Hi Izumi, whats up, buddy? So nice to have you stop by! I love your pretty, elegant bentos which I wish I knew how to make, full of yummy authentic Japanese dishes:D

The tortilla was simple--sliced potatoes, cooked in olive oil with sliced onion, eggs poured over top, baked in oven until set!

bentobird said...

Aw, thanks Jenn! Loved your description, have a great day :D!

bentobird said...

Hi Robin! Yes, I will miss this one and will need to check out some of the year-round options in the area...do markets in your part of CA stay open? Thanks for your sweet comments, hope you are also enjoying autumn!

bentobird said...

Hi Emily, that would be so fun! Looking forward to your cute bento productions this week :D!

bentobird said...

Hi sherimiya, love the phrase "sunset hues"! Thanks for that beautiful description and for your sweet comments...happy Tuesday!

bentobird said...

Hi Ai Ping, thanks so much! Yep, kitty cut freehand, nori's fun to work with that way I think :D!

bentobird said...

Aw, thank you Susan, so delightful to read your kind comments! Yay for fall/halloween bento season :D

bentobird said...

Hi Lyndsey! Hubby said same thing about his Florida years, that being from upstate NY he missed the autumn foliage display (but the tropical beauty of your locale always transports me!)

Glad you liked the kitty and I hope you'll have a wonderful week, too! Thanks for always sharing your warmth and foodie enthusiasm here and at your awesome blogs :D

bentobird said...

Hi Lia, I aspire to make bentos as perfect as yours! Hope all is very well with you and family :D!

tatabonita said...

Ahaha, both of us came across with black kitties :D, how fun! I always enjoy your photos of farmer market's local products, share some with me please... ;D

OhayoBento said...

Wow, gorgeous and tasty! I love the idea of edible flowers, wonderful!

bentobird said...

Yeah Ta, that was really cool, black kitties FTW! I love this seasonal theme...

bentobird said...

Heather, you are so sweet, thanks a bunch! I find edible flowers hard to resist :)

Just a MOM (Lina) said...

Beautiful beautiful pictures and bento .... I keep looking at all those colorful fruits and veggies. I should go to the farmers market and see what we have here in Bellingham.

bentobird said...

Hi there Lina, thanks for your lovely comments! I'd be excited to see images from your Bellingham market! :D

That's Ron said...

Hi Bento bird, great post...thats one pretty awesome looking bento

bentobird said...

Hi Ron! Thanks for such a nice comment...enjoyed visiting your spirited blog :D

Robin said...

Yes, we have a couple year round farmer's markets close by, though not as convenient as two blocks down the street ;-) It is getting chilly and we've had our first rain. Time to reset my cooking tastebuds to stews, soups and slow cooking. The squash harvests have been getting my attention. I hope your wanderings are as delightful as your summer inspirations.

bentobird said...

Hi Robin! Oh, so cool to have year-around markets. Yes indeed, time to explore the savory joys of stews, soups and slow cooking...looking forward to great cooler-weather inspiration from your blog, yum!

Kuusou said...

Bento kitties are so cute! Thanks for sharing the pictures of all the beautiful fall colors in your area. :)

bentobird said...

Hi Kuusou, delightful comments, thank you for sharing! Have a fun Halloween weekend!