I’ve done bento posts in the past, but I decided to start up some more. It’s really quite hard to determine calories on the go when you’re eating out.
Today it’s a Laptop Lunch, my favorite style o’ bento box.
- Full-sized peanut butter and strawberry fruit spread sandwich, cut in halves and stacked on top of each other. This container is deep enough to do that.
- Sugar snap peas, which are a rather nice alternative to chips. That’s four ounces worth of them right there.
- One plumegranate, sliced up and put into two containers, because they don’t sell a long container for the box (although they do sell a square that replaces the two larger containers).
Plumegranates, I think, aren’t really a hybrid of plums an pomegranates; rather, they’re a special breed of plum that has quite dark red flesh, reminiscent of a pomegranate. It’s still only got the one stone.
I should take a picture of the other one at home—I think they should call them Night Sky plums, because they look like a night sky without light pollution, complete with Milky Way.
Summer brings us these strange fruit, so I guess I like summer. I miss the apples and clementines of fall and winter. I forget what comes in spring (probably not much).
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Fruit isn’t really ready in spring. Spring is about new green shoots: asparagus and baby salad greens and fiddlehead ferns. When Barbara Kingsolver and her family lived on mostly-local foods for a year, their early-spring substitute for fruit was rhubarb.
Hm. Rhubarb seems a little weird to eat raw. O.o Even if it is dipped in honey etc… o.O
My husband grew up eating rhubarb raw just by dipping it into a bit of raw sugar. It is a bit odd to me still, but he seems to love it.
Still, not much else is in season seemingly between March and early May. Some leftover winter citrus and pomegranates, some early strawberries and apricots, rhubarb if you’re lucky. I love the fall and early winter the most – peaches, pears, apples, and then mandarins for Christmas.
I guess it’s really fruit preserves in springtime, then. Not a bad thing, but fresh fruit is so delicious. I must try out more of this stuff before summer ends.
I found some clementines out of season. They looked like they were picked too young (still green, significant, on half of them) and I’m desperate for them but not that desperate.
Preserves, yes. And apples keep well in a cool spot. The Kingsolvers weren’t eating rhubarb raw; they baked it in pies.
Mmm, pie. ^.^ Too bad my oven is evil. (I can’t bake anything in it, except fish and pizzas. Temperature issues up the wazu.)
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