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Thursday, April 16, 2020

spring breakfast bento


Here's a happy spring breakfast bento with asparagus-accented soft scrambled eggs and a tartine layered with brie, artichoke spread, smoked salmon and garden chives and garlic blossoms. Not visible: a fresh green layer of arugula and other wild greens, gathered outside in this little woven basket:


Views of the spring garden here in Sonoma County:









Friday, August 9, 2019

spiced silk road beef in brioche bento


Exploring Silk Road meets France flavors in this bento: organic ground beef stir fried with eggplant, garlic, ginger, red onion, rogan josh and Five Spice spice blends, topped with Greek yogurt, delicate chervil and tucked inside a lightly toasted brioche bun. Light summery salad of mixed baby greens, radish, sweet golden tomatoes as a fresh contrasting side.

Speaking of summer, I recently found these beautiful antique Chinese dishes in sunny colors, pictured here with a juicy local peach: 


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

salmon avo mini bánh mì bento


 A small and sweet little sandwich for today's lunch! I blended canned salmon with mayo and sriracha sauce, then layered sliced ripe avocado, cilantro and pickled jalapeno pepper slices into an oven-crisped mini roll. Delicious with a side salad of romaine and carrot ribbons, sakura cut avocado and a spicy dressing from Dragonfly brand (green chili flavor).