Category Archives: Bento

Bento Comics

A few bento related comics from Real Life Comics. Read the 4 in the series. I think my favorite has to be this one, however. 😀

First read these on On a Bento Frenzy.


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My New Header

I created the new header using 2 of my favorite things – the program involved is Poladroid (kind of a digital Polaroid creator) and the images came from Stock.Xchng (a free stock photo site). Mostly I use stock photos for wallpaper and screensavers on my computer, but it has come in handy for all sorts of things, including my new header. It takes a little bit to set up an account with them (not sure why really) but its worth it, some amazing photographers submit beautiful things there!

And since Polaroid is no longer making this type of film, at least I can have the next best thing. It pops up with a camera to which you can drop a photo. It snaps the photo then you have to wait. Just like a real Polaroid. Shake if you want, but that doesn’t seem to hurry it, just like the actual film. And it will “ding” to indicate when it will be done. At that point it can be saved or deleted.

So please support this wicked program!

ETA: Forgot to mention that the pictures come out at 1392 by 1692 pixels.

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Bento #94: Salmon and Couscous

PhotobucketAnother simple bento

Lemon baked salmon

Lemon and honey carrots


Tastykakes chocolate cupcakes

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Bento #93: Squid, Seaweed and Rice

PhotobucketVery simple meal and bento

Layer of rice on the bottom topped with squid salad and seaweed salad. The little bottle holds rice vinegar which helped tremendously.

This was packed not in a bento box (as if I lack those!) but in a regular old food storage container by Rubbermaid. Easy peasy.

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Bento #92: Chicken Salad and Veggies

PhotobucketA very full dinner!

broccoli and carrots

chicken salad

spinach and romaine salad with italian dressing in the monkey

slab of homemade bread (a bad attempt at a new recipe, but tasted fine)

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This blog…

Its slightly more than a week until my 1 year anniversary of starting this blog. I’ve never gotten the viewership that would rival the big dogs. None-the-less I enjoyed it. Until I started tracking IP addresses. That was my big mistake. I just wanted to know who the return visitors were. Turns out I’m not getting very many. (Thank you to those that have!)

And that’s ok. No really it is. As lately writing has begun to feel like a chore. I’m still interested in food, but it really has seemed like work which almost no one has been reading. Further my life has changed some, I have more interests than just food…so the theme of this blog will be changing come February 4 (the 1 year anniversary).

The name and url remains the same, its just a slight content change. From now on my new focus includes not just bento or food, recipes or vintage cookbooks. It will also include everything else about my life that makes me…me. My “Pieces of Earth” if you will and the pieces of life that influence me and my experiences. Yes, it will become a personal blog…but I am going to continue to post just bento items, recipes and vintage cookbooks. Now there will just be the other stuff in between.

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Bento #91: Chicken Leftovers

PhotobucketLeftovers snagged from the fridge…

Lemon Thyme Chicken – cold and reheated when eaten

Honey Glazed carrots – I left these cold as well and reheated when eaten

couscous – rehydrated with hot water when it eaten

leftover Christmas candy – bits of white chocolate with nonpareils

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