Carrot Aioli


Nearly 2% of the land in the lower 48 states is lawn. In most populated areas the percentage is even higher. It’s fair to say that most of us have too much lawn and not enough garden. Especially this time of year, when you keep getting ambushed by little plants at the farmers market. You bring them home and have nowhere to put them.

Pickled Carrots


“Are there carrots?” asked my friend. The question was not existential.

Parsley Carrot Pad Thai

carrot, parsley

Some of my favorite recipes come from vegetable growers. Farm cooks know how to feed a bunch of people efficiently, with simple recipes made from basic ingredients that quickly produce mountains of delicious nourishment to energize the farm hands without weighing them down.

Carrot Pasta

carrot, pasta

Carrot pasta epitomizes what a farm cook might prepare in winter, when time isn’t as short and a hot stove is appreciated. But carrots are always in season, which makes this a go-to dish any time of year. Rich, sweet, and full of fat and carbs, carrot pasta is what human beings care to eat.