I don’t always chomp down on my Babybel cheese; sometimes I put it in salads. This one has mâche lettuce, Pink Lady apples, raisins, fresh ground pepper and balsamic cream. If you’ve never had it, the latter is about 1000 times more tasty than you can imagine.
The first time I came across the term “salad days” was probably while watching Monty Python.
(This same sketch may have been my introduction to Peckinpah too, come to think of it.) The phrase refers to a happy, simpler time, usually related to youth and inexperience. “Halcyon” means basically the same thing, though I think it’s a cooler-looking word — something to do with the Greek-influenced juxtaposition of the letters. Both terms make me think of The Great Gatsby, though a quick word search through the book reveals that neither appears in the text.