Thursday, April 17, 2014

indian spiced corn cakes bento

Hello there! For lunch today, savory mini corn cakes spiced with turmeric, a tandoori spice blend (from Santa Rosa's awesome spice emporium Savory Spice Shop), ground coriander and cayenne, served with a cilantro-yogurt dipping sauce and salad with bright calendula petals. Just-picked "Pink Beauty" radish inside as well.
Seen in the garden:
...and around the neighborhood:

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

spring chirashizushi bento, daiso san jose visit

Hi there! Today's post shares some images from a recent visit to San Jose's Mitsuwa shopping center, complete with a Daiso and well-stocked Mitsuwa grocery. First, the exquisite spring-celebratory peach wagashi from Minamoto Kitchoan:
Mochi "donuts"
Green tea in essence of spring packaging
At Daiso, these cat key chains were both weird and cute
A bright explosion of fake flowers, also at Daiso
Back to bento: the chirashizushi contains lightly rice-vinegared rice topped with ikura, kamaboko, sliced omelet, spicy pink-stemmed radish sprouts, asparagus, mushrooms and daikon pickles cut in sakura shapes--a very light and refreshing lunch!