Ever since my carrot top salsa recipe, I’ve received a great number of emails asking if (or even insisting that) carrot tops are toxic. I’ll just get straight to the point: This popular myth has been perpetuated through continual hearsay and personal anecdotes, and I have yet to find any scientific study that says, once […]
I have a love/hate with carrot tops. The feathery greens — and I’m talking the good stuff from homegrown carrots or farmers’ market carrots, not the sad, wilty greens you sometimes find attached to carrots in supermarkets — are packed with potassium and other vitamins and minerals, more than what you’ll find in the roots […]
Quite literally, đồ chua means “sour stuff” — or Vietnamese pickles, in this case. It was a staple in my parents’ house while growing up, and eventually became a staple in my own grown-up house. It’s a very Vietnamese thing and reminds me of all the wonderful home cooking from my childhood. I can eat […]
I have a dirty, dirty little garden. I do. I don’t know what goes on at night, but this morning, I caught them all in the act… the carrots, that is. The Well-Endowed
When I think of spring, I think of this salad. Fresh, green, earthy, full of life. Luckily for us southern climates, winter tends to feel like spring most days, so I’ve had the ingredients for this salad growing in my garden all season and this recipe makes perfect use of them. As the superstar of […]
And the carrot on the left? Well, I don’t really wanna know what’s going on there.
You remember the Colossal Carrot in the lower right corner of this picture? Well, I harvested its twin the next day! That gargantuan yellow carrot did not want to leave the ground, and when I finally dug it up with a trowel, it was the size of my forearm! Between that and the Colossal Carrot, […]