Tuesday, October 2, 2012

cooling ginger chicken salad bento

We are currently amid an intense Indian Summer heat wave here in Santa Rosa, with temperatures hitting 100 and even beyond. To cool off, a bento with a light chicken salad (scallions, minced ginger, mirin, a touch of mayo), quick-pickled cuke slices (tossed with rice vinegar) and slices of heirloom Charentais melon with bright sprigs of garden mint.
Wisteria coils
Miss Saki....
Happy bentoing!


sheri fujihara chen said...

These are definitely salad days all right! I am loving this late summer. The bay area usually gets warm summer temps in the first couple weeks of October. Right on time :D
I am really craving this delicious salad right about now...

Bentobird said...

Hi Sheri! Interesting to experience this local weather phenom for the first time! Here's hoping for a cooler and more comfortable day today, and thanks so much for your sweet visit :)

Lyndsey Chapin said...

Sounds so good, love the salad! So glad I live on the coast where we never reach 100 degrees :D I think we even stay cooler that the rest of the country in the summer. Your flowers are always beautiful so nice that you share them with us! Makes me smile!
Cheers! Stay cool!