Lily of the Valley Bento

Lily of the Valley Bento

Lily of the Valley is my favorite flower. I love the shape and smell. I am also reminded of my Grandmother’s garden in the house she had when I was a kid. That house and garden holds magical memories for me. I have a memory of fresh cut Lily of the Valley in a small juice glass on a counter in the kitchen. The memories are probably more special because that house and garden no longer exist. When I was about 11 my Grandparents sold that house. A contractor bought it, destroyed the house and garden and built apartments.

Container: ECO Lunchboxes

Soil: Wild rice cooked with a vegetable bouillon

Lily of the Valley: Apple with chives (from my herb garden)

Vegetables: Lettuce, mukimame, cucumber, carrot, roasted green and orange bell pepper, roasted asparagus (difficult to see in photo)

Linking to:

Grown-Ups Gotta Eat

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29 Responses to Lily of the Valley Bento

  1. What a beautiful bento! This made me smile. 🙂

  2. blessedwork says:

    oh, its a lovely bento! A greenery sight!

  3. mtetar says:

    Beautiful and your memory as well. Be Blessed, Mtetar

  4. Mary Lee says:

    The design elements are very evident in this Bento – good color contrast too plus I bet it all was delicious. I also love Lilly of the Valley flowers. Grandmother memories are so wonderful at times.

  5. This is such a beautifully-formed work of art. That it is edible is the plus! The house where I grew up is gone, now, along with my mother’s gardens. In my memory, the flowers are all blooming (an impossibility, as daffs and salvia and azaleas are not the same -season bloomers), and it is perpetually beautiful. Thank you for stirring those memories.

  6. Rebecca says:

    Beautiful bento! I love the bamboo. It adds such an organic feel to the whole thing. I love your tribute to your gradmother, too.

  7. coconutcraze says:

    I would feel out of this world if I open my lunch box and finds this. It is a pleasant Spring treat for the eyes! The memories linked with the flowers make this a special lunch box. Keep going!

  8. My3Monsters says:

    My Grandma had it in her garden too. I love it!

  9. I also associate lily of the valley with childhood memories. Lovely bento!

  10. bentodays says:

    This is so pretty! Glad you have lovely memories of lilies of the valley, it is one of my favourite flowers too!

  11. art in our ecolunchbox – love this. did you really bring yourself to eat it? for anyone who wants to attempt their own bento in our ECOlunchbox Oval – please visit us at http://www.ecolunchboxes.com/product_boxoval.html

  12. katriel says:

    I love this- so pretty! I love the Lilly!

  13. elstira says:

    I like the the funny but modern look of it. Great!

  14. me says:

    Great bento and great memories.

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