Wednesday, November 13, 2013

french fall flavors bento

Today's bento includes a buttery sauté of mini zucchini, a mini sandwich of salmon salad atop French Puy lentil salad and a sweet French macaron combo of fig and pumpkin flavors. Our parsley is really flourishing in the garden right now, and I find myself heading outside to clip off a green, fringed mini bouquet quite often...

Monday, November 4, 2013

brie, turkey tartine bento, autumn explorations

Hi friends! Today's bento features a toasted sourdough tartine layered with turkey, brie and sharp-sweet green apple. A colorful bed of kale sautéed with garlic and brightened with a bit of lemon (our trees are full right now!) also inside.
I found this wonderful fox/kitsune figurine from a Japanese ceramicist a few years back, and I love his tawny autumnal coloring and clever little face:
So far November has offered brilliant skies and ideal weather for putting in the winter garden (rainbow chard, kale, some new-to-me Italian greens called Cavolo Broccolo Spigariello) and also Siberian iris and a few new camellias, of course--I'm addicted!
Some images from our drive to Freestone and Sebastopol this weekend, where we visited Wildflour Bakery for great breads, scones and bucolic relaxation in its always changing kitchen garden:
Apple growing on an espaliered tree
At Rose and Thorn, we loved visiting with these beautiful creatures:
See you again soon...