Author Archives: Kathryn Lybarger

Back to bento

The first few weeks of school have been crazy busy.  Many days I haven’t taken the time to put together a lunch in the morning, and have just bought something at the library deli.  It’s kind of silly; I like … Continue reading

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September 8, 2012

Tonight’s game night had a new guest — a kitten! This little one was found in a loading dock at Lexmark.  She (or he?) is around 3 weeks old and needs to be fed every few hours.  After wobbling around … Continue reading

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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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February 28, 2012

We often read books together before bed, and until now we’ve mostly read fiction (we’ve probably done some math too at some point).  Today we started on some non-fiction too, so we can have a better idea of what’s going … Continue reading

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February 27, 2012

Kara and Shaggy have a nice parsley snack in their new digs.

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February 26, 2012

Today we walked in a field near the house.  These bushes gave me a very real idea of what an entangling roots spell must be like.  A thorn snagged my coat, so I turned around to see what got me, … Continue reading

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