Pink

Something equally strong and delicate

grapefruit


Food Ideas

  • Love to Cook: Broiled Bourbon Salmon with Black Rice and Parsley Salad
  • Weeknight Reality: Arugula and Citrus Salad with Poached Salmon
  • Need a Miracle: Store-bought Fresh Linguini with Butter & Pink Peppercorns; Green Salad with Strawberries

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Parting Thought

“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
Audrey Hepburn

 

Garlic

Something stout and pungent to ward off evil spirits

garlic


Food Ideas

  • Love to Cook: Whole Roast Chicken; Aioli with Roasted Vegetables
  • Weeknight Reality: Garlic Shrimp with Linguini (or Beans)
  • Need a Miracle: Grazing Platter with Olives, Dried Salami, Garlic Hummus, Garlic & Herb Boursin Cheese, Crackers & Fresh Vegetables

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Parting Thought

“Well loved he garleek, oynons, and eek lekes. And for to drinken strong wyn, reed as blood.”

Geoffrey Chaucer, Canterbury Tales

Broth

Warm savory liquid, stocked with goodness and flavor

Italian Wedding Soup


Food Ideas

  • Love to Cook: Italian Wedding Soup; Whole Grain Peasant Loaf
  • Weeknight Reality: Hearty Chicken Noodle Soup with Cheese Toasts
  • Need a Miracle: Minestrone (from the grocery deli); Take-and-Bake Garlic Bread

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Parting Thought

“I live on good soup, not on fine words.”

Molière

Cream

Something rich and soft, well-blended

cream


Food Ideas

  • Love to Cook: Penne with Vodka Cream Sauce; Braised Leeks
  • Weeknight Reality: Sautéed Beef Tips with Creamed Spinach, or Baked Eggs with Herbed Cream
  • Need a Miracle: Grilled Chicken Kebabs (store-bought); Berries with Fresh Whipped Cream

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Parting Thought

“Poetry and music are very good friends. Like… strawberries and cream, they go together.”

Nikki Giovanni

 

Fire

Something with lingering warmth

Fire


Food Ideas

  • Love to Cook: Clay pot chicken with saffron rice and roasted peppers
  • Weeknight Reality: Grilled (or broiled) sesame fish with rice vermicelli, cilantro and scallions
  • Need a Miracle: Brick oven take-out pizza with green salad

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Parting Thought

“Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Maya Angelou