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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

misty day spring soba bento


Hi there! Spring has officially arrived and today we enjoyed a softly overcast day that contrasted beautifully with luminous flowers everywhere emerging...




The Van Gogh bridge in Reston, VA, surrounded by pink pastel enchantment:



      Virginia bluebells, colorfully resplendent, sweetly demure:



 


 





Soba Noodles with Fennel and Yellow Pepper

This tasty dish is simple, energizing and enjoyable both hot and at room temperature in a bento...

1 bundle soba noodles
one fresh fennel bulb, sliced (reserve fronds for garnish)
1 yellow or orange bell pepper, chopped
one half inch ginger piece, sliced (or more to taste)
red pepper oil
3 scallions chopped in half inch lengths

Stir fry all veggies as you set a pot of salted water to boil; cook soba, drain.
Combine vegetables with soba noodles, toss with a pour of pepper oil.
Enjoy!

Today's bento features a little bowl of soba with fennel, plus peppery watercress, wild (edible) violets, and tart grapefruit, photographed in our garden:


Enjoy the rest of the week, everyone and happy spring!









17 comments:

Bobo said...

gorgeous pictures to welcome Spring!
Hi there,adorable Kitty.. ;)

origa-me said...

A feast of beauty.

Gnoe (@Graasland) said...

*SIGH* it's all soooo gorgeous! Glad spring is here! Today it's really spring-like over here too and we hope to celebrate Hanami upcoming Sunday..! *fingers crossed that the trees will bloom*

Journal Mommy Yenny said...

happy spring, Jenn
all gorgeous photos :)

Bentobird said...

Hi Bobo! Thanks for your bright comments and I love this kitteh, too--what a sweet face she has...

Bentobird said...

Hello Carole, thanks and I'm glad you enjoyed. So as spring arrives here, autumn deepens where you are...and is beautiful, I'll bet :)

Bentobird said...

Hiya Gnoe! Wishing you a gorgeous soft day for your Hanami celebration this spring, can't wait to see pics!

Bentobird said...

Hi Yenny dear, thanks for bringing a smile to my morning coffee with your comments!

karaimame said...

Lovely recipe! Happy Spring Jenn! So pretty pictures, they made my day! ^_^

Bentobird said...

Lil, so great to get your comment, as I was thinking about you this morning and wondering if a spring thaw had arrived (or glipses thereof) in the North...

Have a lovely and happy weekend, friend :)!

berrygirl@mommy kiki can! said...

My goodness I love your post. I enjoy how your bentos are always feminine and delicate, as well as a display of interesting taste combinations. As a bonus your photography of all the lush Southern landscapes makes me a little homesick; but it also got me through a long Finnish winter. Magic.

Lexi said...

I always love your seasonal pictures, Jen! Beautiful!

Robin E. H. Ove said...

Magical spring captured by the lovely Bentobird! Beautiful, Jenn!

Bentobird said...

berrygirl, your wonderful comment made my Friday evening, and I am so very glad that you enjoyed this post of springs early arrival, friend! happy weekend :)!

Bentobird said...

Hi Lexi, I hope spring is in radiant bloom over in the UK and richly colorful....thanks for your visit!

Bentobird said...

In smiles sweet Robin...have the best time cooking and relaxing weekend, dear!

Laura O'Hanesian said...

Your blog is so beautiful and ever so inspirational. Thanks for sharing you delicious bentos and gorgeous photography!