Friday, January 9, 2015

carrot greens



Miso soup was made -- the basic ingredients of the recipe I use are carrots, turnips and onions with greens added at the end. I've been reading about using carrot greens lately so I added the tops to the soup. I don't think I'd ever even tasted carrot tops before -- raw they're a little bitter but that wasn't a surprise because many greens are bitter. Added to the soup, we didn't notice them and they're full of potassium, calcium, Vitamin C and more. It felt really good to make and eat this soup after the sugar train we've been on.

I searched for carrot green recipes and there are many out there. I like that I can buy intact carrots at the healthy food store now and use our own homegrown carrot tops in the summer -- in France the tops are sold in the markets even without the carrot root, wouldn't that be something? It's all new to me and if it is to you too, a good starter article on carrot greens is here.

That up there is my first-ever attempt at art journaling -- collage glued down, painted over, dabbed and scraped, painted some more, outlined and a Rumi quote on flow written in-- it felt extremely awkward for me to make this but it was so much fun. I feel very brave for even showing it. When and if I continue on this new pathway, it will be with the prompts given at Journal52, a workshop that you can join in at any time and participants share and ask questions. The videos are fun to watch -- the weeks that I'm not participating, I'll surely be watching.

And thanks for visiting here. xo

P.S. The carrot dish towel is from Williams Sonoma.



12 comments:

Nanette said...

I'm pleased you were brave enough to show us your journal, beautiful work. Miso soup....yum!

Ms. said...

As always, you seem to fall into my hands precisely when a breath of health and beauty is what's needed. I copy pasted the carrot soup recipe and the LINK to carrot tops (I've loved them for ages shredded on top of things too--but there's a pesto recipe there I may try. Big hearted thanks Peggy.

Carol said...

Love your journal page!! And thanks for the link to Journal52. I had been thinking about taking an online art journaling class to stretch myself and for the community it would offer. Journal52 is exactly what I've been looking for. Love the recipe too. I had a wonderful crop of carrots this year and froze what we didn't eat right away. Have you ever tried dyeing with carrot tops? It's on my to-do list this year.

Threads of Inspiration said...

I love your journal page - good work! I've never tried carrot tops either. They usually go in the compost bin. Next time they will go into my soup! Thanks for the tip and the links. Susan

dulcy said...

ok.... I'm rethinking carrot tops! Will definitely give them a try. Also, fabulous journal page. I think it's fun to have a book to keep bits of art and thoughts all together in one place.
xo
dulcy

Peggy said...

Nanette, thank you! Miso soup always makes me feel like I'm doing something right.....



Peggy said...

Michelle, glad the timing worked for you and I'd love to know how the pesto turns out.

Peggy said...

Carol, thank you! You'll like Journal52, there seems to be a place for all levels and all styles and everyone is so nice. I haven't dyed with carrots, root or leaf, yet -- it's on my to-do list, too, ever since someone told me she did it years ago as a girl scout!

Peggy said...

Susan, thanks for your kind words! Enjoy those carrot greens! :)

Peggy said...

Hi Dulcy and thank you. I've wanted to art journal for years but never thought I could. Talk about being limited by your thoughts! But no more, no more, no more, no more.

Nancy said...

Ah, carrot tops, huh?!! I like your page...funny how many I see trying this out right now. The soups does sound good and good for you.

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

I thought the carrots on the towel were all real, I wondered why you mentioned where you bought it, after looking again I realized some were prints! Your journal turned out beautiful, I think you will enjoy writing in it. Just don't forget your blog, I love following along.