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.