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Oh, Oh, Oh!

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This summer, I acquired the most wonderful bento. It’s made by those masters of all things bento, Zojirushi, and I just happened to see it in a little shop on Vashon Island, in Washington State, when I was visiting my friend Karen. Here’s what’s inside:

I took these pictures with my phone’s camera, and god or someone divine must be living inside that phone, or why else would top of the bento be lit up with that celestial light? Let’s hope I can think of some heavenly things to put inside. And I’d also like to point out that the largest container is insulated — it’s metal, and there’s a nifty little plastic jar inside. None of these three containers is very large — they’re perfectly lady-like, perfectly delicate portion sizes. If you want more, get two! No one should ever, ever go hungry around here.

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October 3, 2007 at 1:33 pm

Hot Lunch

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Why is it that one child likes his lunch hot, and another needs a cold pack with everything? It’s one of the mysteries of human diversity. Suffice it to say that one of the Tiffin Twins is a hot food guy. So I send him to work outfitted like a man who’s working construction on a chilly day. With rib-sticking hot food in a thermos we both like. (16 ounces, good for a middle schooler, with very cool little grippy things on the lid so it’s easy to open). And a bottle of water.

This lunch is stir fry: pork, brown rice, green beans. Protein, whole grains and veggies. Water. The perfect lunch for a hot food guy.  He thought so too.

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September 21, 2006 at 1:56 pm

Oh, I Do So Love a Good Thermos

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Actually, it’s one of the Tiffin Twins who really likes a good thermos. He’s the hot food child. And although he insists on taking his lunch in a brown paper bag (in this case, a nice one with a handle from Peet’s Coffee, our favorite local coffee roaster), he puts a very fine thermos inside. Today, all the pictures of his lunch made it look so terribly unappealing, that I’m contenting myself with the outsides of things.
Like his lunch bag.

And his new thermos. It’s a 16 ounce thermos and it worked beautifully today. Inside went some nice rice and pinto beans made over the weekend. And when he opened it at lunch? The food was still wonderfully hot.

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September 11, 2006 at 9:06 pm

Morning Tea

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Waiting on the Sill
My husband left this flask and tea cup on the window sill next to my bed this morning. The container is made specifically for brewing tea, with a clever little tea strainer that screws onto the top and a lid that screws on top of that.

A fine thermos and morning tea matter in our house. Turns out, it is the husband’s job to prepare it for the wife. He doesn’t drink tea, but he still makes it. This is something that shouldn’t be taken for granted.

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June 23, 2006 at 7:21 am

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