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Carrot Tops Pesto

I try to avoid food waste when ever possible. There is so much carrot greens on the carrots and it would be a shame to throw it away. 63 more words


Start Eating Your Carrot Tops!

There has been a lot of debate about whether or not carrot tops (the leafy tops) are poisonous. There is nothing to suggest that they are and people eat them regularly. 593 more words


CSA Recipe #1 – Carrot Top Pesto

One thing I dislike about recipes is the tendency to be vague (how big is a pinch and what’s a knob of butter?).  It’s okay to cook with instinct, but what if you don’t have any instinct? 255 more words


Carrot tops, ivy leaves, and Goldenrod

Note June 2016:  LOL!  Never took pictures of the Goldenrod dyeing and have yet to dye with the Ivy.  But, I am posting anyway!

Note on January 2013:  I know why this one sat in draft.  461 more words


Roasted Carrots with Carrot Top Pesto

Dear readers, have any of you grown carrots in your gardens?  If so, how do you know when they are ready to harvest?

Some gardeners told me that the carrot itself will peek out of the soil when ready to be pulled, but in my garden the biggest carrots stayed discreetly buried while smaller carrots volunteered for the task with rampant delight. 524 more words



I have been trying to write up my little collection of randomness for several days now. Two obstacles have stopped me. One was my child, who became a weird napper this week instead of a regular napper. 961 more words

An Assortment of Shoots

Last night I decided to try a grand assortment of the shoots found on or near my property right now. All would be oven-roasted in olive oil and salt at 500 degrees except for the garlic shoots, which are getting a bit tough this time of year as they elongate toward making scapes and need gentle stewing in olive oil over low heat for a long time, 25-30 minutes. 659 more words