Good + Food

Talking of Pleasure, this moment I was writing with one hand, and with the other holding to my Mouth a Nectarine — how good how fine. It went down all pulpy, slushy, oozy, all its delicious embonpoint melted down my throat like a large, beautified Strawberry.  – John Keats (1795 – 1821)

 We heard there was a Decadent Wellness seminar at tomorrow’s Keystone Culinary Festival.  (Here’s Channel 4’s piece on the entire fest.)  We just liked the combination of “decadence” and “wellness” — people don’t use those two words together enough, these days!

 So we thought we’d go in search of likely foods that fit the description.

 Jacob Conover made this really fresh, light unnamed salad of

  • Grapefruit
  • Papaya
  • Ataulfo mango (the meatier, beautiful green to blush yellow kind – also known as champagne mango)
  • Sunflower sprouts
  • Leeks
  • Red Fresno pepper
  • Habanero pepper…

 …dressed in its own juices – we listed them in order of proportion, high to low, but the mix is up to you!

R.J. reminded us of all the kiwi fruit that is known, at this time of year, for its color, shape, natural design, succulence and flesh.  All this and a great source of Vitamin C.

 Kim thinks almost any kind of organic fruit smoothie  qualifies as decadent (ideas start with one from Alfalfa’s in Boulder.)  

Carrots + asian pear + granny smith apples + a vegetable juicer = “vibrant” flavors.  This comes from Justin, who says he was shocked at how good the combination was. 

Voluptuous stemmed strawberries are the definition of decadent wellness – eat them all by themselves (vitamin C, calcium and iron) or dip them in your most decadent creation (we are dark-chocolate people!)

Now, enjoy your weekend.


If the divine creator has taken pains to give us delicious and exquisite things to eat, the least we can do is prepare them well and serve them with ceremony. – Fernand Point


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