Tuesday, January 15, 2008

winter carrots

I pulled these from the ground a couple of days before it started snowing again, on my mother's birthday--it would have been her ninty-seventh. It made me think again how she wasn't interested in gardening, which I believe she associated with loss and failure and sadness, and she put it behind her, with the other parts of her childhood that she didn't want to remember. She appreciated a good homegrown tomato though, if she didn't have to grow it herself.
I didn't do anything to these except clean, chop, and steam. They tasted like the ultimate essence of carrots, sweet and sharp and intense.

19 comments:

erieblue said...

Also, she put all that nurturing, tending, arranging, etc. into the inside of the house. The yard was just an extension of "furniture." It was a very low maintenance yard (except for the grass).

lucette said...

She didn't have an exceptionally low maintenance house though.

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Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Carrots from the ground bring back wonderful memories from my childhood :-) I used to love pulling one out of the ground, brushing it off, and just biting into it even with the little bit of dirt still on it.

Indu said...

nothing beats home grown veggies. I used to live in a house with a huge garden. I now live in a house with a tiny balcony. I am beginning to think of growing veggies in pots.

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There's really nothing like homegrown organic carrots! I bet these are so delicious steamed. I'm thinking seriously about planting a box garden in my backyard in the next few weeks. It's time to plant veggies here in AZ. Cheers~

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