Thesaurus Red

Unforgettable Red



If Nigella Lawson is remembered for all time by just one recipe, it will probably be Slut Red Raspberries in Chardonnay Jelly. The dessert is rumored to be even more surprising (in a delicious way) than the name.

That adjective is certainly interesting though. It cleverly makes it impossible for you to forget what the dish is called. Presumably, it is meant to imply intensity or seductiveness – all good qualities in a dessert.

What do you think?


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The Gray Inukshuk

Inukshuk Sculpture, Nanaimo

In some parts of the world, the ocean is never a beautiful aqua blue. In fact, sometimes it’s downright dingy. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful anyway.

And what better backdrop for a rock sculpture than moody gray?

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RED Raspberries


Why are artificially flavored raspberry treats always blue? Real raspberries aren’t blue, though they are almost a deep shape of magenta, which is really just blue-ish red. Is it really so difficult to fake that color? Perhaps cherry has dominated the red fake fruit role for so long that there’s just no room for another.

Which red fruit is your favorite?

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Aqua Seafoam

Handmade in Tropical Aqua Blue

Tropical blue is a wonderful mood enhancing color. If only it would jump off the page and wash right over you.

Can you imagine the warm sand, the salty air, and the gentle sounds of the surf?

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Happy Father’s Day

Man's Neck Tie

What color tie did you get for dad this year?

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Cherry Mousse

With Cherries on Top

Why is it that adding a bit of white makes colors instantly appealing, as if they’ve been diluted by mounds of sugar and whipped cream, butter, or eggs?

Do pastel colors remind you of desserts?

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Ground Washing

Ground Washing

Washing the ground in the rain – the definition of asinine.

What’s the most ridiculous waste of resources you’ve ever witnessed?

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