Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Carrots in Yogurt Sauce
We have a had a very bizzarre thing happen in our garden this year. First, I should say that having a child only further separates one's ideal life and one's actual life. We planned to put in a big garden to produce all sort of veggies to fill up Belle's belly. This was our ideal life. In real life, work was so crazy that we ended up with a CSA and farmers market (plus most evening running around after the baby). We do have herbs, oh so much fennel, tomatoes and peppers.
What we did not plant is carrots. Our soil isn't really sandy enough for sizable carrots; or so I thought. I should be clear. We don't remember planting carrots. Unless there is a carrot fairy wandering purposefully through Cleveland, or a large amount of carrot seeds were transported to our yard via the thick fur of a deer, we must have planted carrot seeds. But, then, thanks to sleep deprication, we forgot about the carrots. Finally, the other day, I was sitting out front watching Belle play, and I investigated the carrot like weed. It turns out we were gardeners and we didn't know it. Go figure.
So for the first of our carrots, we steamed them and dress them with a garlicky yoghurt zataar sauce. It was slightly pungent and tasty.