Friday, 16 December 2011

Week 7

This is the last week that we bento this year, 2011.

This week Liz is going to make 90 pieces of french toast for her kids to bring to school for x-mas lunch. So if she takes a picture of it, it will be posted!

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Week 6

Rose made for Liz

Last week's bento box was a taste explosion. So this week Rose went easy on flavors.
 This box contains mini mushrooms with a tiny bit a sour flavor. And pesto.

This box contains spaghetti made out of leek, celery sticks and zucchini.  Hazelnuts and blanched basil leaves on the side. To be eaten together with the pesto and mini mushrooms.

 This box contains a vegetables made Maartje style. Eggplant and zucchini made in the oven with lots and lots of parsley. Also with some garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper. And an extra wedge of lemon.

White fish (zeeduivel) made in a packet in the oven with leek, lemon juice, salt and pepper. On top some fennel sprouts.

 *** Have a happy bento day! ***

Liz made for Rose (in the same three layered  bento box)
Sugarsnaps with soy and lightly toasted sesame seeds. Yumm!

In a very cute see though plastic container: home made mayonnaise on a bed of sea salt.

A boiled egg, cooked broccoli with young goat's cheese.

Five pieces of sushi made with cucumber and surimi sticks, drizzled with soy and wasabi. YUMM!

 *** Have a happy bento day! ***

Monday, 5 December 2011

Week 5

Rose made for Liz

This "bento box" was found in a very common drugstore. So I had to use it immediately!
Inside are all experiments, I love to experiment.

This box is a fusion of asian, mexican and Rose cooking. So Week 5 Rose made for Liz:

From top to bottom:
1) sweet and sour beansprouts 2) spanish tortilla or omelet with shrimps, tomatoes and spring onion, beansprouts just steamed shortly (still crispy)

1) toothpicks 2) shirps cooked ceviche style 3) flavored sea salt 4) beansprouts with small fish fried in soy mixture

1) Sour bean strings 2) japanese wasabi mayonaise 3) spring onion 4) tomato flavored seaweed chips.

1) Sticky squid tentacles fried in soy, mirin, honey etc 2) steamed shrimps with sea salt and lemon juice 3) tomato/spring onion salsa 3) fish balls cut in 4, fried with oyster sauce and topped with japanese seawead.

Three times squid:
1) Squid cubes baked in soy but dusted with flour 2) grilled with soy 3) filled with a fishball and tomato and smoked with tealeaves.

 *** Have a happy bento day! ***

Since Rose does not have a steam oven - she created her own - to make the smoked squid filled with shrimps.

 *** Have a Happy Bento Day! ***

Liz made this beautiful box for Rose:

It contained: 2 cookies and lemon wedges on the far left.
Two sushi burgers with sticky rice, cucumber and pata negra hamburgers in heart and flower shapes.
Indian chicken salad with masala spice and mayonaise.
Salad dressing in a see through thing-ma-dig.
Salad to go with the indian chicken and dressing.
Soy beans with cucumber and sesame seeds in a soy-based chinese dressing.

 *** Have a happy bento day! ***