The pitcher on the left contains pureed jalapenos and water. The pitcher on the right contains water and squid ink. (Next time we should use dashi.) The plan is to make two pastas of the same shape and combine them into a blended bowl of noodles. As I looked at the two pitchers I began to wonder, what if the green was the flavor of the sea and the black had the spice. Alternatively we could make one noodle with spice and sea. We ended up pursuing the original idea. But the after thoughts provided great sparks for future combinations.