So many Spring things to do - seeds to plant, spring cleaning.. So it's time to add flowers to the bento - made from pickled beets, and with a cheese center. Cheese centers to the cucumber slices in the salad, too. Homemade croutons. I just butter a slice of bread and pan-toast it on both sides, then cut up in cubes (usually) or in this case I used a round linzer cookie cutter.
The local ingredients are slim pickings. Cabot cheese, bread, and the stems for the flowers, which are from sprouted onions.
This bento: fried rice with onions and asparagus, pickled beets, cheese, onion tops, bagged salad, homemade croutons, cucumber, Ranch dressing, Jordon Almonds
Local foods: Cabot cheese, bread fromLa Panciata, onion stems.