Posts Tagged ‘Carrots’

Carrots are Divine

Recipe: Spicy Carrot Pudding

I’m a child of the ’70s. If Bugs Bunny says it, believe it.*

Carrots are the first thing I ever grew from seed. My parents were big landscape gardeners, but not much into food gardening.  My mother planted cucumbers on the south side of our house one year, and the vines actually climbed up the house and under the siding – anything goes for heat-loving plants in the Pacific Northwest. Some years she grew corn, and almost always pumpkins and tomatoes – but it was too haphazard to be called a garden.

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How About A Real Muffin?

What’s bad food? Is it food that tastes bad? Food that makes you feel guilty? Or just food that really isn’t food? Like many American women, up until very recently I’d have said it’s food that makes you feel guilty, essentially food that might make you gain weight.

I had a bad, grocery store muffin experience last weekend. Bad not because I felt guilty about it (okay I did), but bad because it was junk food; something created from a formula, not a recipe, something meant to evoke the experience of “muffiness”, without ever needing to actually be a muffin.

I immediately wished I’d gone to a real bakery, (where the muffins would have cost more) or just made my own.

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