Its been awhile since I've posted. I've got something to share, but the "production value" may not equal some of the work I've done previously. This project has kept me busy for a month, however and I am quite proud. The idea started as a potential way to highlight rawness and the liveliness of very fresh produce. Well, what could be more raw and lively than a backdrop of living carrots.
The top inch of carrots in a half inch of water sprouts really awesomely after only a week!
Figuring out how to drill a hole in glass was easy, after the first few casualties. The carrots are more than willing to grow through the tiny hole.
We serve a baby carrot crudite with bell peppers, broccoli and celery against the backdrop of the live carrot mini "tree"
Our ranch dressing is made with carrot tops to complete the picture. Here's the recipe:
1 cup well-shaken buttermilk
1/4 cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons sour cream
3 tablespoons finely chopped carrot tops
2 tablespoons finely chopped chives
2 tablespoons finely chopped dill
4 teaspoons lemon juice
1 medium garlic clove, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon sea salt or to taste
Mix all ingredients with a whisk and store under refrigeration until needed.