Tuesday, January 7, 2014

winter garden greens bento

Hi bento pals! Today's bento reflects the green bounty in our January Santa Rosa garden right now. I really dislike cold weather, and send this sunny, temperate bento as a warming greeting to all of you currently caught in the current "Arctic Vortex"--shudder/shiver!
Flowering Thai radish--the flowers have a mildly spicy taste:
Kale does amazingly well in this climate and is so good simply sautéed with garlic and olive oil:
"Japanese Big Leaf" spinach:
In the bento: a heart-shaped frittata with garden kale, red onion and creamy Port Salut cheese on crisp multigrain toast, French breakfast radish, freshly-picked along with garden arugula, spinach and mixed lettuces grown from Italian "misticanza" seeds. A dressing of walnut oil, whole grain mustard and a touch of orange marmalade in the little heart container, juicy Granny Smith apple slices for dessert.



Blorgie said...

Good greens see me through Winter here too! Love those hot radish leaves and stems. But I haven't seen Japanese spinach before.

Bentobird said...

Thanks for swooping by, Blorgie and hoorah for good greens!