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Monday, July 18, 2011

summer delights


Hi bento pals! It is hot, humid and truly summery here, but at least the local farmer's market is full of juicy bright bounty, and yielded the key ingredient--heirloom tomatoes--of a favorite decadent and summer-only treat: bacon, onion and tomato sandwiches.

First, Saturday's sunny market selections:











Saturday's delicious dinner was a rite of summer, one we indulge in a few times over the long, hot months of heat and sun-ripening market tomatoes: Applewood smoked bacon, three heirloom tomato varieties, red onion, a thin smear of mayo and white bread toasted and very lightly sauteed in bacon fat. Perfection, this alchemy of texures and tastes!


Baby market greens with edible blue borage and spicy nasturtium flowers, with sea salt and magical Sicilian orange infused olive oil:


Sweet ripe white peaches for dessert!


18 comments:

Bobo said...

hmm.. another summer delight bento..
I can smell the fragrance of the Applewood smoke bacon and the edible flowers from the picture..:)

I must try on those edible flowers someday..

Robin said...

I can just taste this fabulous sandwish! Possibly cheating a bit since I had one similar while watching the Women's World Cup Sunday. Just love the taste combo of the heirlooms, onions and bacon. Cannot, repeat, cannot go wrong there!

Beautiful captures of summer treasures and delights!

sheri fujihara chen said...

One word: Beautiful!

cafenoHut said...

it looka very yummy... I would like to try...
and Of course your all photos are amazing again...

Bentobird said...

Thanks Bobo! Hope you will try them and enjoy--they are full of vitamins, too :D

Bentobird said...

Hi Robin, I like this bit of culinary synchronicity! Hope you are having great times on your trip...

Bentobird said...

Hi Sheri, thanks so much and have a beautiful Tuesday!

Bentobird said...

Hello dear cafenoHut, thanks so much for your visit and lovely words :D

KidsDreamWork said...

Missed your lovely photos so much when I was away from blog hopping for a while! It is so nice to be back and see all these beautiful photos!

AikoVenus said...

Everything looks so bright, beautiful and tasty!

Bentobird said...

Hi Ai Ping, how are you dear? Thanks as always for your supportive comments :D!

Bentobird said...

Hello AikoVenus, welcome to my blog and thanks for these sweet comments...happy cooking!

Lia Chen said...

Hi Jenn! How are you? Your bento always so beautiful! Missed your post so much :)

Bentobird said...

Hi Lia dear! I've been thinking about you, so nice you stopped by. Was admiring your beautiful bentos at your site yesterday :D

As I recall you have a Leo b-day coming up in the weeks ahead, hehe!

Lexi said...

You always have the most exquisite flowers! :)

Bentobird said...

Hi Lexi! The farmer's market just explodes with solar bright flowers in July, I look forward to it every year! How about in the U.K.?

Lyndsey said...

I always love your farmers market posts. This sandwich looks awesome, perfect for summer. I just had a bacon tomato and avocado with arugula (didn't have any lettuce). Now I need to figure out a different way to use my eggplant, any ideas? :D

Bentobird said...

Hi Lyndsey, thanks so much! An eggplant notion: how about eggplant slices, oiled and salted and oven roasted till tender topped with thick gteek yogurt that has been blended with some crushed garlic and fresh mint?