I found a fresh mandarin orange in the grocery store this week. The flavor is very similar to the clementine, but the slices are unbearably cute. There are slices of both in the box, so you can see how tiny the orange is compared to the clementine and the pomegranate seeds. I squeezed some clementine juice over the banana slices so they wouldn't brown. The whipped cream has been mixed with an egg and flour thickened pineapple juice sauce.
Linguini with peanut sauce is a favorite of mine in the summer with fresh vegetables from the garden, but it works very well in the winter with frozen peas and the green tops from sprouting onions on my shelf.
The recipes for the fruit salad sauce and the peanut sauce can be found on my food and garden blog.
This bento: Fruit salad of melon, grapes, clementine, mandarin orange, banana, pomegranate seeds, with a pineapple flavored whipped cream. Linguine with peanut sauce and julienned cucumber, petite green peas, and minced onion top.
Local foods: Onion tops from my garden, and cream