Monday, January 25, 2010

Sunshine Flowers



I've been inspired by the beautiful blood oranges everyone seems to be using lately! So I popped over to the store and picked one up. They had some nice kiwis and nectarines, surprisingly, so I got one of each of those as well!

I used a little beet juice to color the rice, it's sticky rice, with rice wine vinegar and sesame seeds. Black sesame seeds for the dirt, cilantro for the stems and leaves, and cheese, kiwi, and nectarine for the flowers, with beets and carrots for the centers. The lemons and the blood oranges make a pretty sunset, don't you think?

8 comments:

  1. Yes I do! Love your flower garden too. Pretty and lovely bento Melanie :)

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  2. very cool layering/alternating effect with the citrus slices, and the flowers are great!

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  3. Yes, I think so ;) Pretty flower garden!

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  4. Lovely flowers bento! The lemons and the blood oranges are just great in that arrangement. Well done Melanie!

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  5. I love the colors of this bento :)

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  6. I also like the colors. They remind me of pansies1 Verys sweet little garden.

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