Thursday, April 2, 2009

Spring / Carrot Inspiration

Last week at the Williamsburgh Greenmarket we found the loveliest surprise at the Garden of Eve stand: a whole basket of the season's first baby carrots! They had been pulled out of the frosty earth on Long Island that very morning.

We bought two pounds, brought them home, gave them a good scrubbing, and I spent all afternoon admiring these first little signs of spring.

And then we started cooking:

For Spring's Newborn Animals Potluck hosted by the ever-lovely Jenn N.:
Simple Spring Veggies with Yogurt & Dill Dip
Curried Deviled Eggs

For supper:

Spring Soup with Garden of Eve baby carrots & new potatoes, local crimini mushrooms, chicken, onions, parsley, and homemade vegetable stock

What a hopeful and inspiring week it has been. After a long, bleak winter, it's so nice to be reminded that the summer harvest is just around the corner!


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