Greetings from Michigan!

Greetings All! I am a homeschooling mother of two boys. Their interest in manga has led to our family learning about Japanese culture and food. When my older son began riding his bicycle to his first job as a sacker at our local grocery store, I bought him a Mr. Bento from Zojirushi for him to carry his lunches in. I felt that the metal thermos design might survive his bicycle rides to work better than plastic. Now that he is making some of his own lunches, and his brother is also learning to cook, I recently bought a copy of Just Bento for the house and a second one for a manga-crazed friend of his. I am also an avid gardener and have added several Asian fruits and vegetables to our garden and yard, so I will be very interested in hearing from other 'grow your own' enthusiasts. Recipes and growing tips are always welcome. Looking forward to learning, Kumo