Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tastes so Red...

Pike St. Market, in Seattle WA. is a great place to see color. Providing flowers, the freshest fish and of course fruits & vegetables! With all the greenery and precipitation here in the NW, It's not hard to imagine why the produce is so colorful and fragrant. I love the idea of tasting and smelling color. The sweet smell of sugar snap peas, the earthiness of asparagus and not mention the aroma of freshly boiled corn!    YUM!                                                          
But, it was the burst of color from these Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes that caught my eye and had my mind surging with culinary delight!

Here is the simple recipe I used to enjoy the color and flavor of these delicous tomatoes.

-10 Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes cut in half, a variety of colors if possible
-1/4 cup diced shallot
-1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
-1 tablespoon E.V.O.O (sorry I couldn't miss that opportunity)
-1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
- coarse salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
-Stir and chill, should be enjoyed chilled

Here are some fun Reds I pulled. Color names are from Left to Right.
Peach fuzz, Chili paste, Ancho powder, Bright nectar, Dragon fruit

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Natural green palette...

Lake Washington at Coulon Park in Renton, WA.
Coming from New York City, you often forget how clear water can be. You know the water around the city isn't naturally that Brown but you get use to it.
I was a little taken back by this image, not only can you see the sand but you can see the reflection of the sky and trees as well. Lucky for me it photographed!

Anyone who knows me can see a funny thing about this photo and the colors I chose to highlight below.
Oddly, they closely match paint colors I choose for my interior. They are not perfect matches but the generally feeling is there. I tend to like Cool Inconstant Colors for rooms that get a lot of natual light. This is because they change with the light. Starting off cool in the morning they get warmer throughout the afternoon and finally returning to a relaxing color at night. Hard colors to get bored with.

Color names in order from left to right:
Med Navy, Silken Corn Yellow, Mallard, Sage Grey, Moss, Periwinkle, Kelly Green.

Welcome to Color & Lore...

Color- is light reflected by an object and interpreted by an observer.

Basically 3 things must be present to see color. (Light, Object and Observer)
For example: Observer could be your eye or a Machine.

Lore- the body of knowledge, esp. of a traditional, anecdotal, or popular nature, on a particular subject.

Okay! With definitions out of the way (at least for now) let me give you a hint at what's to come...

Fashion, Environmental, Art, Music, Film, Trends, interviews and random topics; All related back to Color!


Since I've recently relocated to Seattle, I think it's fitting to start with a color that's missing on a normal walk around New York. GREEN, or this "Electric Grass Green" which is nature's perfect expression of a Bright Yellow-Green. This Tree was really breath taking; a slight breeze added a moment of pause on my walk around Capital Hill. Just think this tree was in someone's front yard! I wonder if they ponder like I did. Would you?