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Blueberry bar

30 Mar

I saw Sugar Plum’s recipe for White Chocolate Blueberry Blondies and had to make it because it sounded so delicious. And it was delicious in flavor and great on day one.. but the next day it became really soggy due to the fresh blueberries. I’m not sure how she made hers not soggy. Maybe my oven’s not hot enough. Surprisingly, this is one of the few times I would admit that a regular ole chocolate brownie is tastier (gasp! I prefer something that’s chocolate?!?!)

blueberry bar
Okay on day one and chock full of fresh blueberries and white chocolate chunks.

blueberry bar whole
Makes a huge 9×13″ tray.. still struggling to finish. =/

Look who came to live in NY all the way from Vancouver, CA!!
olympic mascots
A whole family of mascots! Mine is the larger MukMuk up top. Too bad I ate my MukMuk bento or else I would have a picture of them together.

Olympic Mascot Mukmuk Bento

2 Mar

I was inspired by hapa bento’s Olympic mascot Miga Bento so I set out to make my own. Mukmuk is my favorite mascot closely followed by Sumi. I chose Mukmuk mainly because he seemed easy to re-create. This was my first charaben (character bento) so I’m pretty proud of how well it came out.

mukmuk bento

Mukmuk’s body is made of yaki onigiri or soy sauce grilled rice ball. His hat is cheddar and mozzarella cheese (dyed blue). His face is more cheese and hand cut nori. His belly is wheat germ because I didn’t know what else to put. Underneath him is a layer of roast pork and onion egg scramble and he’s surrounded by broccoli, carrots and red pepper flowers. A well rounded, delicious meal.

mukmuk bento2

I hope you like it!