Today's bento reflects some of the flavors and traditions of British foods, all things British being very much in the air this week! I'm a big fan of the food sections of UK newspapers the Guardian UK and Telegraph: they both offer inspired recipes for seasonal salads and vegetables that are exciting, creative and mouthwatering.
The salad section of today's bento with arugula, pear, English cheddar, garden violets (and out of view, tangy yogurt dressing) was inspired by Nigel Slater's wonderful recipe for pear and cheese salad.
Inside the tea sammies: the radish-garnished side contains thin-sliced leg of lamb, mayo, mango chutney and fresh mint, while the cucumber-decorated half contains curried egg salad with lime zest and cilantro.
In my fav British stoneware (note bird motif!), English tea and a mini tart with coconut cream and raspberries. Have a bright and happy weekend, pals!