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Monday, February 6, 2012

love owl bento


Hi bento pals! Today's lunch features a "Love Owl" pastry filled with a tasty combo of roasted butternut squash and Gruyere cheese. This romantic birdie rests on a bed of arugula with slices of exotic green (yes, green!) radish--a very cool variety a friend found at her farmer's market and was kind enough to share with me...

A few sweet golden tomatoes and a white balsamic vinaigrette dressing accents the salad. How is Valentine's Day inspiring your bento creations?

26 comments:

MewlKitten said...

I have been inspired by hearts and the colors red, white and pink. I'll be using a lot of those in my next few bentos!

Bentobird said...

Hi there! Love those colors together--sweet and romantic indeed. Your blog is so cute!

sheri fujihara chen said...

Live the lil' owl pastry; it sounds perfectly delectable and complements the rest of your gorgeous bento!

Jenn @ BentoForKidlet said...

What a sweet little owl pastry! I'm not allowed to pack my son any valentine lunches until next week he has informed me lol

Angeleyes said...

I love the owl pastry!!!! Very interesting bento Jenn!

Bentobird said...

Hi Sheri! "In smiles", thanks for lovely comments and visit ^^!

Bentobird said...

Hi Jenn--many thanks! Love "Kidlet's" instructions, too cute. I'm looking forward to seeing them, that is for sure :)

Bentobird said...

Aw, many thanks sweet Angeleyes! Have an awesome day :))

Dina said...

Gorgeous! Very creative!!

Bentobird said...

Many thanks for your lovely comments, Donna!

Lyndsey said...

This owl stands alone...and sounds mighty tasty too! Yummy. I love all the details in his beauty!

Bentobird said...

Hi Lynds! Big hug for your sweet comments! He was quite tasty even as I felt that peculiar discomfort of eating something with a cute face!

origa-me said...

What can I say, the owl is a HOOT! It is a pity your art is ephemeral but I think your stomach must thank you :)

karaimame said...

Wow! Green radish! How does it taste?
I love owls! My favorite bird (even if it is a bird of prey) ... I think they are so cute! Specially the fluffy ones :P
The pastry is a brilliant idea, I will definitely try the squash+gruyere combo.

Bentobird said...

Hi Carole! Thanks indeed..enjoyed your latest post and etegami art!

Bentobird said...

Hi Lily! The gree radish had a bracing, crisp and refreshing flavor--a bit peppery but somehow brighter and well more...green...than other varieties, yum!

Don't you love how bento makes the discovery of a new veggie or fruit variety cause for excitement?

I love owls too, inspired by the affection my hubby has for them...they have a unique quality of mystery, beauty and yes cuteness.

Have a great day!

Robin O | what-about-the-food said...

I dearly adore your pastry sculptures. Inspiring to think about the love and care that goes into their creation.

Beautiful. Happy Valentine's Day to you and your love.

Bentobird said...

Hello and whoooooo, sweet Robin! Your comment sure brightened my(grey, chilly, snow-inclined) afternoon. What a lovely pal you are...

megan said...

just fabulous! so impressed by this tasty-sounding and lovely creation... loving how the wings play on the botanical elegance of the salad and the surrounding scene.

Bentobird said...

Hi megan! I so love your sweet and poetic comments, many thanks! And, visions of pickled miyoga have been in my mind all day!

melonpan said...

wow the Owl is soooooo cute

OhayoBento said...

Oh hello sweet little owl. You are almost too cute to eat, well, almost. ;) I've never seen green radishes! How do they taste?

Bentobird said...

Hi melonpan and thanks! Nice to have you visit ^^.

Bentobird said...

Oh hello Heather! How are things? The radish was crisp and green, mildly spicy...have a great day :)

Blorgie said...

Such a beautiful owl! With his heart on his sleeve.

Bentobird said...

Hi there dear Blorgie, and thanks for sharing!