Spectrum Goodies

No color exists in a pure state. Color is affected by light, and placement of one color next to another alters the way they are both experienced. Great artists and designers have always noticed this, and used them to influence you as much as they could without writing it out on their canvasses. Let’s put these ideas to the test and think of some fantastic treats in every shade of the rainbow!

Red – Have a Strawberry Shortcake and pile on the strawberries, but skimp on the cream. Tastier and way less cavities!

strawberry-shortcake-cupcake1 Photo by baostar

Or better yet, find some Cherry 7-Up lip gloss-no calories whatsoever!

cherry-7upphoto by vpasson

“My lip gloss be poppin'” 

Orange– If it was spring, you bet I would have put any sort of orange – sherbet or something – on this great list. But fall orange is all about the pumpkin pie, baby!

pumpkin-pi get it? Pumpkin Pi?!?!?! thanks mathmandan!

Yellow– Sure, lemons and honey would have been the obvious yellow choice-but i sneakily found something more yellow and decadent! Portland’s Voodoo Doughnut shop has a doughnut called the Tangfastic Doughnut. It kind of borders on yellow and orange, but it’s a doughnut people – give it some leeway!!

brought to you by the VooDoo Doughnut website…yummmm.tangfastic-doughnut

Green– 2 oz. lemon vodka, 1/2 oz Grand Marnier Orange Liqueur, 1 oz chilled green tea, shaken in a martini shaker and poured into a sugar rimmed glass. You now have a Green Tea-ni!! 

pic by katra12green-teani

Blue– Another drink, if you’re feelin’ a little blue – The Blue Bayou! A cupful of ice, 1 1/2 oz. vodka (i would suggest a flavored one), 1/2 oz. blue curacao, 1/2 cup of pineapple, 2 oz grapefruit juice and blend that baby til she’s good and mixed! Then sing the song as you sip your worries away: “Saving nickels and dimes/ Workin’ til the sun don’t shine/Lookin’ forward to happier times/ On Blue Bayooooou…”blue-bayoumore yummy finds like this at bluecocktails website!

Pink and Purple– It’s so hard to pry these apart, just enjoy all these delights together! pink-mac brought to you by the lovely bossacafez!


Macaroons, Balloons and Sparkle Motion! sometimes-i-doubt-your-commitment-to-sparkle-motion


What kinds of colors do you love in your food, spirits and life?

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