About Burnt Carrots

A cooking blog by a decidedly unprofessional chef. I'm on a journey to master cooking and some day visit the farmer's market without the crutch of a shopping list.
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Poached Eggs with Scallion Potato Cake

Poached Eggs with Scallion Potato Cake

When I order breakfast I always get eggs, but not normal eggs.  Eggs that have been taken over by greasy sausage, drowned in cheese, and cracked out with the hottest peppers possible.  Not once in a restaurant have I ordered pancakes or a sophisticated egg dish.  Everything with this breakfast plan was going just fine...
Mango Sorbet

Mango Sorbet

If you live anywhere in the U.S. right now, you know what I’m about to start complaining about – the heat.  We’ve hit record after record in Colorado and there is no end in sight.  Ollie’s already had 2 haircuts and it’s all I can do to refrain from dunking my head into the freezer....
Garlic Scape Pesto

Garlic Scape Pesto

This year, we were <gasp> accepted into a CSA.   I say accepted, because in Boulder (and Brooklyn) we aren’t the only ones interested in signing up.  Getting into a CSA in Boulder (especially an orgainic one) is like getting your child into the elementary school of your choice in Park Slope.  The night before, parents...
Why I'll be shopping at the Farmer's Market

Why I’ll be shopping at the Farmer’s Market

If you’re a foodie living in the Northern Hemisphere early summer marks the start of local food season.  I envision farmers coming out of hibernation much like bears. Only instead of rustling around in trashcans, farmers nestle under tents and set up shop with some of the most colorful and delicious produce available. Visiting our...
Dark Cherry Vanilla Sherbet

Dark Cherry Vanilla Sherbet

It’s been hot.  I don’t know if any of you remember last spring, but in Colorado we had one of the rainiest on record.   Having just moved to Boulder, I remember thinking that the slogan “300+ days of sunshine a year” was simply a gimmick.  By Memorial Day, we’d had what felt like 60 days...
Quattro-Formaggio Pizza

Quattro-Formaggio Pizza

When in Brazil a few years ago, I uncovered the best pizza in the world.  Strange considering I lived in New York for so long. The pizza in Brazil was so good that I went back for a slice almost every day.  So, are you sitting down? The best pizza in the world is Blue...
How to make Almond Butter

How to make Almond Butter

I can’t believe what an idiot I’ve been. Before I explain, I’ll fill you in on a few details.  I’m a nut lover.  It’s possible that I was a squirrel (perhaps this is why Ollie likes me so much) in a previous life. On most days you can find a nut pack (a mixture of...
Roasted White Yams with Moroccan Seasoning

Roasted White Yams with Moroccan Seasoning

Every winter, I fall into a vegetable rut.  At lunch time you can find me eating the same salad with the same vegetables and I can promise you that there are only so many ways to prepare root vegetables until you are just plain sick of them! I have no clue as to why I...
Toasted Coconut Ice Cream

Toasted Coconut Ice Cream

I’ve never been much of an ice cream lover.  Well, with one exception – Baskin Robins’ Pink Bubble Gum ice cream.  I’m positive that my little sister and I were the only patrons, because one day it was gone and despite stopping at every Baskin Robins I come across I haven’t had it sense. So,...
Braised Artichokes with a Butter Lemon Sauce

Braised Artichokes with a Butter Lemon Sauce

I’ve always been scared of artichokes.  They remind me of poison berries, inviting you in with their beauty only to strike after it’s too late. (Well, maybe this is a little dramatic, but life seems more barbaric when reading the Hunger Games). As a child I simply wouldn’t eat them based on appearance alone.  Although...
Back to Boulder & Babysitting....

Back to Boulder & Babysitting….

We’re back!!  After three months in Jackson Hole, we’ve returned home to Colorado and it feels great.  I try hard not to be a materialistic person, but I just LOVE my things.  My bed. My kitchen. My Sonos system (we have music in the shower!). Don’t get me wrong, my time in Jackson Hole was...
Chicken Bean Soup with Herb Oil

Chicken Bean Soup with Herb Oil

After an awesome but very busy week with my in-laws, it was bound to happen.  We let our guard down for only a few days and – BAM! – both of us awoke to a cold.  While I shouldn’t complain since it is my first cold of the year, I’m going to anyways, because 2011...
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