Tuesday, September 23, 2014

autumn owl bento

Hi friends! Today's bento features a pastry owl filled with an autumnal combo of feta cheese and sweet roasted butternut squash. Stir fried Brussels sprouts and a little skewer of Okinawa purple potato, juicy orange and the last of our garden grown raspberries fill the rest of my favorite magewappa box.
I used ready made pie crust for the owl:
Enjoying mild days here with cooler nights...

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

harvest moon festival bento 2014


Happy Harvest Moon and Asian Mid-Autumn Moon Festival! With this holiday's traditional associations of love and romance, it was fun to make this bento for hubby today. Inside: savory ramen with sesame oil, Korean spicy braised chicken thighs, broccolini, and this in particular for Jamison: okra! Sautéed with garlic and ginger, finished with oyster sauce and white pepper--yum! This delicious recipe for the okra found at a tasty blog called The Big Fat Noodle. A moon-rabbit egg and some garden baby tomatoes also in today's bento. Enjoy the beautiful moon tonight, friends!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Matisse-inspired bento

Hi bento friends! A zippy, bright bento today inspired by the vibrant colors of the artist Henri Matisse. A ripe garden tomato is filled with tuna-basil salad and rests on ribbons of bright carrot lightly dressed with mayo. Edible flowers (sage, arugula, nasturtium) and spicy green sprouts also for lunch along with crisp pita cutouts based on Matisse's own!