Wizard of Oz bento

Well, I have probably gone a little nuts. But it is cool. Here’s Toto on the yellow brick road of cheese to the emerald jelly city, past the red tomato poppy fields…. And here’s the witches hat, the scarecrows dip brain, the cowardly lion hiding in crackers, and the tinmans heart of onigiri. – Posted…

Star Wars Bento

Well, when the theme is “Movies” what comes to mind: Star Wars! Here we have my Star Wars tribute bento: From the top: R2D2 banana (made with banana, peanut butter, crushed nuts and a kit-kat finger. For the recipe see the Banana Trees listed here) Jabba the Hut Jelly – green with orange mandarin segments,…

Day 3: 5+ a Day Challenge

Well, I thought today would be chaos but, it was okay. Breakfast – Special K – peaches Lunch – carrot – pasta salad – 2 kiwi fruit – mandarin – mixed nuts Snacks – yogurt – cheese and crackers – scroggin Dinner – 1 cold lasagne serving 7 servings! Yay! More importantly, check out my…

Thankful ploughmen….

This week has been filled in the blogosphere with thanks, and it had me thinking.  What was I thankful for?  Well, I have a lot to be thankful for, but today especially, I have people to thank for who I am.  I worked at this amazing vineyard cafe at Muirlea Rise.  There I was the…

The Lunch Rush

A lunch that didn’t quite come together as planned…. oh well.  In the containers it does look cute as. In the top we have a fritata with cheese and carrots, bagette pizza slices, strawberries, nut mix and hundreds and thousands cookies (yumo).  This bento is particularly nice because it is quite wide and it can…

So, what’s going on???

It’s been busy around here in the last week.  Busy in a good way. The garden is back in shape after the jaunt to New Caledonia.  I’m not sure why all the berries decided to stop growing while we were away, but methinks the sister who was meant to do the watering probably forgot.  The…

A Bento discovery

During my recent jaunt to Auckland, I stumbled upon a magnificent store on Queen Street.  The $3 Japan store had all I could dream of…. and more.  I was disappointed with myself for finding it so late in the evening, so my purchases had to be made at speed, before my bus arrived, but I…