Something with sharply contrasting but complementary flavors or colors

Swiss chard 2014

Food Ideas

  • Love to Cook: “Christmas” Enchiladas or Burritos (alternating red and green chile)
  • Weeknight Reality: Bow-Tie Pasta with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce; Swiss Chard Salad with Dried Fruit
  • Need a Miracle: Take-out Hot Wings with Celery and Blue Cheese Dressing

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Parting Thought

“There is no quality in this world that is not what it is merely by contrast. Nothing exists in itself.”

Herman Melville


Cool, brisk, savory and clean.

“Green how I want you green. Green wind. Green branches.”

Federico Garcia Lorca



cucumber, avocado, kale, arugula, spinach, basil, Brussels sprouts, cilantro, Swiss chard, green beans, lemongrass


mustard, vinegar, salt, lime, onion

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