Thursday, March 13, 2014

bon voyage article, two spring bentos


Hi friends! I was recently featured in Taiwan's Bon Voyage travel magazine in an issue celebrating  Japan in springtime. I was honored have a selection of my bentos shared with the Bon Voyage audience...thank you, Elsa C.! Speaking of spring, here are two recent lunches inspired by the colors and tastes of early spring (which has arrived in spirit if not yet by date here in Sonoma County). The first holds a crisp mini croissant, curried turkey and asparagus/sugar snap peas:

Sweet pink and white camellias:
Lilacs in bloom:

Pink, plum-flavored soba noodles make a pastel base for ginger stir-fried pork. Spicy radish sprouts, daikon "sakuras" and asparagus also for lunch:
Tiniest fig on our petite fig tree:
Saki enjoying her sunny morning-perch:
Happy cooking!