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Pesto possibilities

The basil came late to our garden this year. We planted it, same as always, but for some complex convergence of heat and rain, sunlight and nutrients and pollinators, it took awhile to get going. 1,027 more words


Carrot Top Quiche

One of the perks of living in Portland is the amazing year round farmer’s markets, boasting seasonal produce from local sources. Buying produce at the market has caused me to cook seasonally, which has¬† expanded my horizons in terms of ingredients, but carrots are one of the few veggies available almost all year round and are one of my favorite staples. 421 more words


Carrot Adventure.

I got a beautiful assortment from Lufa farms in this weeks basket, but it came with a few challenges.

What to do with

Green Tomatoes (challenge in progress) 319 more words


carrot top and garlic scape pesto, caramelized fennel on herbed polenta

Yesterday was a day for celebration and in more ways than one. After five days of recovering from surgery, my mom busted out of the hospital yesterday afternoon. 180 more words


roasted root vegetables with carrot- and radish-top pesto

This recipe uses the tops from carrots and radishes to create a pesto to accompany the roasted root vegetables. Carrot and radish tops alone are unpleasantly bitter, but cooking them, salting them, adding spice, or adding fat will improve their taste dramatically. 250 more words


Waste not, want not

I always get startled when grocers ask me if I want them to take off the greens on a bunch of carrots. A few times, they even asked me if they should cut some of the green off the end of a bunch of leeks. 1,161 more words

Food Discovery

Robin's Garden, by Tasha Halpert

My late son Robin was a gardener by nature. He loved plants and grew them with joy. Whatever he chose to plant grew well for him. 499 more words