Friday, May 11, 2012

Caviar Bento

Fresh radishes from the garden, a sweet orange and blackberry bombs, and dried pomegranate seeds hang out with Mr. Grumpy Giraffe. Believe me, I can sympathize with Mr. Grumpy Giraffe as this consoling bento was my lunch on my first day back to work after my vacation.
So I used a new box, My Neighbor Totoro holding a four-leaf clover, and filled it with rice and teriyaki chicken and pickles. That is black caviar on the rice.
I know it looks like a blackberry. I bought the caviar to add to salmon sashimi, my birthday dinner.
Yay! I made it another year. Yes indeed I'd rather be lucky like my lucky Totoro!


  1. you've already got radishes in your garden?! jealous. 2 weeks until we can plant outside. but I'm getting ready, awakening the flower beds and pots and getting things in line. fingers crossed we have a HOT (to us) and sunny summer.

    happy belated birthday! :)

  2. Thank you Susan! Spring came and went so quickly this year. Now it's in the 90s and all my irises are drying up. I'm planting a "secret garden" this year, so hopefully some photos to come. Please post photos of your garden as it unfolds! I really enjoy seeing them.

  3. I will definitely share garden photos and can't wait to see yours too. Always fun to see what's coming up in someone else's yard! My mom has 3 iris up and about to bloom. We are still having a little cool weather. Hoping for mid-50s this coming week. :) Then we'll be off to do some plant shopping at the nursery.

  4. I saw this post yesterday and thought of you. :)

    1. I love these posters! Thanks for sharing! I could design a room around each one ;)

  5. Bento as consolation and cheer giver--just another of its many nifty qualities! Enjoying the sprightly, yummy, spontaneous feel of your bento (as ever)...