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Thursday, April 14, 2011

spring greens and flowers bento


Hi bento pals! Today's bento was a light snack of a lunch for hubby and myself, a blend of arugula and pea shoots, garden violets and a tangy goat cheese heart topped with walnuts and honey. A mini pastry shell holds three juicy raspberries. A spicy Dijon vinaigrette was added to the greens after I snapped this picture...






So many pretty spring flowers are blooming right now, each day brings a new member of the floral parade:


Virginia bluebells


Korean spice bush has a wonderful scent that travels on the spring breeze:


Romantic pink dicentra



Magical pink-purple redbud is in bloom


The violets that grow wild around our little pond have spread and multiplied! Right now it feels like a fairy garden with all of the jewel toned nodding blossoms...



Have a lovely upcoming weekend, friends!




20 comments:

Bobo said...

what a mesmerising flower garden you have..
what are those pink heart shape flowers named?
Lovely, just like Tinkerbell..

Bentobird said...

Hi Bobo! They are called dicentra or bleeding heart. I find the perfect little hearts amazing each year they come up...thanks for your sweet visit :D

sheri fujihara chen said...

A salad sounds perfect on such a sunny day. I love your spring flowering developments. Lovely!

Susan Yuen said...

Gorgeous and perfect Spring bento!

Bentobird said...

Hi Sheri! Hope all is sunny and floriferous where you are--yay spring!!

Bentobird said...

Hi Susan, thanks for stopping by with such sweet comments...off to visit your blog!

Robin said...

What a bevy of beauties in your spring garden. I tried years ago to get bleeding heart to grow, but it never worked. I am enjoying each and every image! Honey dijon and spicy arugula, walnuts and goat cheese. Perfect combos ;-) Happy weekend, I am so ready for it and look forward to your next post. Cheers!

Bentobird said...

Hi there Robin! Oh, so glad you liked these pics, I love this bright period of spring with new colors bursting forth. Sorry about the bleeding heart, its no fun when a plant one loves just won't take :( They seem to like dappled shade here...

Enjoying the radiant sunshine today as a big rain is predicted for Saturday. I'm sure some tasty weekend meals are on the agenda at your house, looking forward to reading all about them at What About the Food!

Lexi said...

Must try this goats cheese and walnut combo, delish! Flowers are beautiful, you are ahead of us :)

Bentobird said...

Hi Lexi! It's so easy and delish. A jot of honey unites the tangy goat cheese and earthy walnut flavors nicely. Have a super weekend, may more flowers open across the pond so we can both enjoy them!

Sysyl said...

beautiful bento!

babykins said...

Jealous! It's another world! Are all of these flowers in your garden?! I wanna be one of the fairies in there hehe! Thanks for sharing such fantastic spring gifts! I'm now imagining you're grinning with so many pretty flowers around :D

Bentobird said...

hi Sysyl, thanks! it was simple but refreshing :D

Bentobird said...

hi Babykins! yep, colorful April-May in this area is my fav time of year....would be fun to share tea and your yummy sandwiches in our little garden!

Cooking Gallery said...

I love how your bento always looks so healthy and yet beautiful at the same time...! And you have such a great collection of gorgeous flowers...!

Bentobird said...

Aw, thank you CG! Spring has inspired such celebratory bentos at Cooking Gallery...is it your favorite season, too?

Emily Ng said...

Wow..wow..wow..what to say? Only 'WOW'..hahahha.. Love your spring bento and it really brighten up my world. You have soooooo many beautiful flowers in your garden, thanks for sharing it..hope to see more...hehe. :)

Bentobird said...

Hi Emily! Happy spring my friend....keep those cute bentos coming :D!

cocyte said...

Beautiful and Yummy !!

Bentobird said...

Thanks so much, cocyte dear!!