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Thursday, April 28, 2011

british tea sammies bento


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!

18 comments:

Kay Heritage said...

how lovely!! I love the stoneware with birds! A feast for my eyes. :)

Bentobird said...

Hi Kay! How are things? Thanks for sharing your kind comments~Cheers!

Cooking Gallery said...

The sammies look beautiful and sound very mouthwatering, leg of lamb...Yum!

Bentobird said...

Thank you sweet CG!

Lia Chen said...

Looks so lovely! And I love your mini tart too. I'm traveling to London on Monday. Hope can explore some of British foods too :)

Bobo said...

oh.. Tea for two please? ;)

now you remind me the coming British Royal Wedding tomorrow...

Love the handmade food picks.. and the mini tart goes perfectly with the afternoon tea!

I love Earl Grey.

origa-me said...

Only one thing missing, the warm beer!

sheri fujihara chen said...

How positively smashing! Lovely!

Lina Gladman said...

I love tea!! my husband's family are Brittish, and most of them are in London.
Yummy bento as always. Have a great weekend ^__^

cafenoHut said...

I love tea also. We always drink tea in every breakfast in Turkey.
But of course I prefer to drink my tea with your mini tart.
And Again lively photos, I love them.

Bentobird said...

Hi Lia! That is so exciting...hope you will take some pics to share with us! Have an amazing visit!

Bentobird said...

Hi Bobo, Earl Grey and Lady Grey are fav teas of mine too! Thanks for your thoughtful comments, dear!

Bentobird said...

Hi origa-me, tee hee!

Bentobird said...

Many thanks Sheri, so kind of you :D!

Bentobird said...

Hi Lina dear, how interesting...do ever you visit London to see them? I was there once for a friend's wedding...so steeped in history, amazing! Maybe I'll go back some day to see more.

Have a wonderful weekend :D

Bentobird said...

Hi cafenoHut! Thanks for your sweet comments. I alternate between tea and coffee, love them both. Have a coloful fun weekend :D!

Robin said...

I prepared myself ahead of time to read your British inspired posting. Linen napkin, Earl Grey Tea and pinkies up. Bravo on a wonderfully inventive post. One lump or two my dear?

Bentobird said...

Hi Robin, what a fine and witty comment! Just one please...and I brought currant scones to our tea :D
Bright and beautiful day here, hope it was for you in CA as well!!