Monthly Archives: August 2012

Pretty bento!

Happy Sunday!  No real plans for the day, so I did some food shopping and cooking.  For dinner, I made cottage pie (like shepherd’s pie, but with beef instead of lamb) because mashed potatoes sounded awesome: I also worked on … Continue reading

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Cooking for bento

My lunch planning is now starting much earlier in the day, sometimes early enough that I plan dinner with its bento leftovers in mind.  One evening last week I even did this when we ate at a restaurant — I … Continue reading

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August 17, 2012

Wir machen Hydrokultur. Wasser ist wichtig. Und feucht. Our package arrived from Germany today.  It’s actually a board game (one of this year’s Spiel des Jahres nominees!) but it was packed in a most excellent box.

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Bento accessories

When I was shopping for bento boxes, I also ordered a few accessories for making food cute: vegetable cutters and shaped rice ball molds.  (No nori punch yet, but I thought about it.)  As soon as they arrived, I was … Continue reading

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Beginning Bento

Recently I have been intrigued by the idea of making my own bento lunches. I have a bento cookbook, and I’ve been perusing bento blogs and web sites. I am so charmed by people’s healthy and adorable lunches — I bet I could … Continue reading

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