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Carrot Top / Pistachio Pesto

I thinned some carrot seedlings out of the backyard garden to give other carrots room to grow… and remembered I’d heard of carrot top pesto. Indeed, the leaves plus green garlic tops from the garden, olive oil, pistachios, salt, and a little bit of parmesan cheese made a nice nutty pesto. 31 more words


Carrots: From Root to Stem

“Going back to a simpler life is not a step backwards” ~ Yvon Chouinard

The “root to stem” movement is an extension of the “head to tail” movement that popped up not too long ago. 644 more words


Garden Errors

In my last post I mentioned using finely chopped carrot leaves in an herb pesto, and it occurred to me that there is a bit more to say about this because it pertains to what to do when things go wrong in the garden. 625 more words

Urban Homesteading

Garden carrot top smoothie

This was a banner year for my carrot crop! The longest carrot I have ever grown was a whopping 3 inches long. This year, I had one that came close to 5 inches!! 442 more words

Real Food Kids

Summer Session: Week 10 Recipes

Can you believe we are half way through the summer already? I hope you’re all enjoying it as much as I do every year. I wanted to remind you that we do have a Facebook page called Jubilee Farm: Cultivating Community our members can join and share recipes and ideas as well. 793 more words

Red head renaissance due to Game of Thrones eye candy

Red heads are currently experiencing something of a renaissance due mainly to the high proliferation of attractive rangas on popular TV show Game of Thrones. Previously the scorn of society, red heads are now somewhat less loathsome, with recent news revealing that… 122 more words


Allotment Cooking: Carrot Top Pesto

One of the most important lessons I’ve learnt about growing carrots is not to leave carrot thinnings lying around because the scent attracts carrot fly. The second thing I’ve learnt about growing carrots is to sow thinly (I’m working on that) because thinning carrots is no fun. 373 more words