april showers bento

6 04 2011

the  past couple weeks have NOT been spring-like here in NYC, with the exception of this past weekend.  today it rained again, and honestly, i’m getting pretty tired of it — i want to break out cute spring skirts and shoes!

tomorrow’s lunch has umbrellas and rain drops as an homage to the current weather system.  my umbrellas are made from carrot (cut with a tiny fondant cutter), and are affixed with somen to two mixed-rice-and-ume onigiri.  the box also contains steamed broccoli, fish sausage “rain drops,” purple potato, cute strawberries, pea pods, and a silicon cup with a kabocha gratin.  i have a sesame-flavored soy milk drink for a sweet accompaniment.

hope you all had a nice wednesday, and are furiously bidding away on the bento4japan auctions, including the adorable shinzi katoh box which i relisted today!


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6 04 2011
sheri

Lovely! Kabocha gratin?? Genius!!
I am certainly bidding furiously away at our second chance Shinzi Katoh!

6 04 2011
gamene

thanks sheri, i knew i could count on you for bento4japan support🙂

so the kabocha porridge came from the ready-made case at my hmart… but then i thought it needed to be saltier, so i broiled it with some parmesan on top. try it, so easy and tasty!

6 04 2011
Jenn

So cute! I love the sweet pink raindrops!

6 04 2011
gamene

thanks jenn! trying to make light of this weather which is really pissing me off!

7 04 2011
Lia Chen

I am still suffering from the hot weather here. Look at this pretty bento makes me feel better🙂 And go Bento4Japan!!

7 04 2011
gamene

oh lia, can we switch weathers?!? i would love some warm dry days for a change. sending you these pink raindrops to cool you down🙂

7 04 2011
Pipaw

Lovely bento! With all these bright colors you will certainly bring spring over NYC! I’am sure next week will be sunnier: we have a surprisingly warm weather here for April with end of June like temperatures whereas last week was rainy and cold…

7 04 2011
gamene

thank you so much pauline! i hope you are right, and that nice spring weather is on the back end of this crappy system we’ve been stuck in lately! can you tell your french weather to hurry up and come over?

7 04 2011
tatabonita

Wishing you a really nice weather Megan😀. The bento brings the air of spring ^^

7 04 2011
gamene

thanks so much ta! has it been sunny for you lately? and are you watching the new GP season?!

7 04 2011
karaimame

Raining here too… very yuck weather but I hope it flushes the (lots) of snow away.😛
But I wouldn´t mind if there would be pink raindrops like in your bento!🙂

7 04 2011
gamene

thanks lilian! join me in thinking warm, dry thoughts… wishing some sunshine comes your way too!

7 04 2011
Bentobird/Jenn

Yum and adorable! Am so curious about the sweet little kabocha gratin, it looks de-lish! Very cool of you to turn the blah weather into something so cheerful…and as always I love examining each sweet detail of your bento and its stylish setting😀

The bright spring sun will emerge soon, I hope!

7 04 2011
gamene

thanks jenn! the kabocha gratin was a spur-of-the-moment idea because i tasted the kabocha porridge and just thought it needed… something. you know? and what’s better than crusty broiled cheese?! hope you have a wonderful day🙂

7 04 2011
Bentobird/Jenn

….so true, nothing’s better than crusty broiled cheese (over kabocha squash, no less)!! YUM🙂 happy weekend megan!

8 04 2011
Pikko

I actually love the rain because then I don’t have to water the garden.😀

8 04 2011
gamene

haha, good point! great for your cute radishes and mr. pikko’s lettuce🙂

8 04 2011
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12 04 2011
Zoé

So true, it’s raining most of the time here too. I love the umbrella made out of carrots!

12 04 2011
gamene

thanks zo! where are you located and having a rainy season – from your blog i think maybe poland? great blog btw, so many delicious-looking and healthy recipes!

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