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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

california cottage bento


Hi everyone! Its been ages since my last post, how are things? In the weeks since my last post, we drove across the U.S. and have arrived at our new town of Santa Rosa, California. As we look for a home, we are staying in a really darling cottage that abounds in flowers and the sound of birds (including baby birds)...exploring the town and countryside...with occasional jaunts to the coast (San Francisco this weekend, perhaps!)



On Sunday we visited the Luther Burbank Home and Garden in downtown Santa Rosa--look at this amazing pink poppy:


The bento contains three types of locally grown lettuce from beautiful Oak Hill Farm, a slice of artichoke cheese tart, French baby breakfast radish and a sweet apricot...images from the farm:






Have a great rest of the day and I'll be posting much more frequently from here on out!






















19 comments:

Sonoma Bento said...

Welcome to your new home! Oak Hill Farm is so pretty. This simple bento speaks to the amazing fresh produce that you will come to know so well in the North Bay. :)

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

so glad to see you back, with your modified header and delightful post from you little sweet cottage!

Bentobird said...

Hi Michelle! Lovely comments, thank you and I wonder if you might have time to get together for dinner in the week ahead? (PS yay we are finally here!!)

Bentobird said...

Hi Robin dear! Its good to be back and I have much to catch up on, too!

sheri fujihara chen said...

Welcome to your new hometown! So glad to see your bento now reflecting the bounty of the beautiful California bay area. Looking forward to more lovely beno in the signature Bentobird style ~!

tofugirl said...

Yay, glad to see a new post from you :) I'm glad you've safely arrived! Looking forward to reading about your adventures as you settle in :D

Bentobird said...

Hi Sheri! Many thanks for your warm welcome and looking forward to meeting up for ramen in SF soon!

Bentobird said...

Hellooo Carol! Nice to be back to bento and see lovely pals like you here. Have a great Wednesday :)

Sophie said...

Great, inspiring photos!

Bobo said...

what a sweet cottage you found.. just like those in the fairytales.. :)
Its not surprising to wake up every morning feeling dreamy.

Journal Mommy Yenny said...

Always so nice to see your bento style.
They give warmth to my heart :)

OhayoBento said...

It's good to see you back. I'm excited to see your interpretation and views of California. I know you will find the perfect home soon!

Bentobird said...

Hello Sophie! Thanks for coming by and for nice comments!

Bentobird said...

Greetings dear Bobo, how have you been?

Bentobird said...

This comment made my morning, Yenny! Nice to be back to the bento community and pals like you :)

Bentobird said...

Aw Heather, thanks so much for these encouraging words...patience will be key, even as we are SO eager to find that place and start setting down roots!

karaimame said...

Welcome back to the virtual world!! And also... super warm welcome to your new hometown!! So exciting!! Everything looks so bright, sunny and gorgeous!
I am sure there will be a perfect place to call your sweet home ^_^, just take your time!
Oh.. and your bento, always inspiring!

Bentobird said...

Aw Lil, your comments made me SMILE! Thank you, dear!!

Sysyl said...

Welcome back ^o^)/
New town, sooo exciting!!! Such a beautiful view there! And love your beautiful bento ^o^)d