Monday, February 17, 2014

My Olympic Love of Carrots

orange beauties

Lately, I really have a thing for carrots. The carrots at the farmers market have been so perfect: crunchy, sweet, bright orange, and bursting with carroty goodness - no matter which farmer I buy them from! I've been keeping my produce drawer stocked with a non-stop supply of these special veggies, and putting them in soup, eating them as snacks, giving the ends to the doggies... everyone loves carrots!

biatha-carrot                                       downhill carrotting


figure carrotting                                      carrot-luge

carrot jumping                                           slope-style carrotting

speed carrotting

Also, I have been watching a lot of Olympics. Can you tell?
Carrots and Olympics, these are the things on my mind these days.

19 comments:

  1. I totally understand the carrot love! Oftentimes when I'm chopping carrots for a salad, I snag a bite or two and am blown away by the wonderful earthy flavor. Then I pull David to me and say, "You have to try this carrot!" I know that they're a very standard vegetable, but because they're often served shaved and dried out or in baby carrot form people don't realize how good a fresh-from-ground carrot can be. All of your carrot pics are super cute!!

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  2. Love carrots, and love those drawings! You would have fun growing carrots, if you don't grow them already.

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  3. Love the Olympic carrots! I get a big bag of them every fortnight in my veg box, which is a fantastic thing :)

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  4. These are the best. Car(rot)toons. Ever. <3

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  5. Lately I've been letting Grey pick a vegetable we'll have with dinner. He always picks either raw carrots or cooked broccoli! Which is okay because both things are awesome.

    You are definitely acquiring a gold in the Carrot-lympics

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  6. Amey, you make me laugh. I love your drawings.

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  7. lately, I've been cutting thicker carrots into fries and baking them in olive oil and sea salt at 450 until crispy. we cannot get enough of them, and went through 25lbs of carrots in less than a month!

    I love your olympic carrots :D you've reminded me that it's time for more carrot fries, thank you!

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  8. Speed carroting! I like the look of concentration on their face. These are great.

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  9. Carrot luge! See, this is why yours is my favourite blog.

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  10. You crack me up! Love it.
    I have been buying pounds of carrots at the FM. We juice them, cook with them, add them to salads, and just reach into the bag and eat them again and again!
    I may have to try skiing on them... if only there was snow.

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  11. Amey! I love these!! Yr doodles faaaaar surpass mine for my zine!! You are always so fun and inventive. Love the slope style carroting, and the luge, ha!

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  12. Excellent post! My personal favorite is slope-style. And carrot fries? That had never occurred to me -- definitely going to try it.

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  13. Your carrotry is much appreciated! Thank you for sharing the ROOT of your obsession with us :D

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  14. Gosh, your cartoons are just so darn awesome! Love it! The hubs made me fabulous ginger-maple-lemon carrots the other day for dinner. Now I want some more! Plus I always like watching the olympics. Excellent combination!

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  15. You crack me up, Amey! I think I'll take up speed carrotting.

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  16. Ha ha – carrot capers! I've thrown a couple of surprise parties, and the hardest thing for me is to not laugh. No matter what anyone says before the party, I laugh and laugh. I have to keep thinking of funny things to say so the laughing seems more 'normal'. You always have the best food at your parties!

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  17. You are my hero. You have such a magnificent sense of playfulness and whimsy. And I LOVE the Olympics! I'm watching them every chance I get.

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  18. Anonymous11:48 AM

    This is the best thing ever!!

    jen e.

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  19. your doodles are adorable!

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