2018, you were quite a year. (Don't believe me? Read the recap--book, baby, and so much more crammed into 12 months). I don't have big plans for 2019, but I'm thrilled it's beginning. I have book ideas simmering but no proposals or contracts in the works for a new book deal. We're not moving, changing jobs (God willing), or doing anything more crazy than homeschooling 4 kids on our little urban … [Read more...]
The Great Carrots Backyard Farm Tour!
As my husband Daniel and I have been sharing photos of the bounty from our urban garden, I've gotten lots of requests for a backyard farm tour. Your wish is my command! One of the biggest selling points of the house we bought two years ago was the giant backyard. After a great experience doing an agricultural internship for a year on a working farm (yes, that farm where we lived with no … [Read more...]
A Super Awesome Recipe to Beat the Breakfast Blahs
Daniel and I wanted to share one of his recipes from his breakfast cookbook. This is the current favorite breakfast dish at our house because it's absolutely delicious (and it's gluten-free, egg-free, and--if you don't use butter--dairy-free). Sweet-Sweet Potato Hash We eat a LOT of eggs and sometimes get a little egged out. Plus, since we’re usually dependent on our small flock of chickens … [Read more...]
Go Cajun with a Shrimp Remoulade Recipe for Mardi Gras!
Need a good idea for Mardi Gras food? Daniel's family lived in New Orleans for several years when he was growing up and the culinary tradition of that fair city is still strong with him. Tonight we celebrated his sweet mom's birthday with some delicious gumbo and shrimp remoulade. Then I realized how perfect it was for a Mardi Gras meal and wrangled him into typing up his recipe! Seriously, so … [Read more...]
Liturgical Living at a Glance: February 2015
I'm always trying to figure out how to make it easier for families to observe the Christian Year because we felt so overwhelmed when we first started that journey (which is why we wrote the book we wish we had then). I thought it might be helpful for our family to have resources compiled for the month ahead so that we can plan in advance which special saints days we want to observe and I hope … [Read more...]
Simple Soul Cake Recipe for All Souls Day (Gluten-Free)
Making Soul Cakes during Hallowtide (All Hallows Eve, All Saints Day, and All Souls Day) has become a little tradition at our house. I wanted to share my recipe with you in time for All Souls on Sunday! The History of Soul Cakes As a kind of early version of Trick-or-Treating, folks would go door-to-door and ask for Soul Cakes in exchange for saying prayers for the dead. I really love the way … [Read more...]
Keep the crock: A ridiculously simple discovery about cooking with a pot
Guest post by Bonnie of A Knotted Life: I married a man who owned a crockpot. Because he already owned one we did not include a crockpot on our wedding registry. Two people noticed that glaring oversight and gifted us slow-cookers. On the first day of our marriage we were the proud owners of three crockpots. That’s a lotta crockpots. For the first six years of our marriage we used our … [Read more...]
Sex, Tomatoes, and High Fructose Corn Syrup
(Guest post by Daniel) I can no longer eat that little tomato wedge that comes with side salads at restaurants. You know, the little half moon that sits to the right of the iceberg mix with the texture of styrofoam and a taste vaguely reminiscent of watery ketchup. I used to be able to eat them but then I had a real, fresh tomato with soft, meaty flesh and vibrant tomato flavor. Now, I could … [Read more...]
Our Book! It’s Here! It’s Finally Here!
At long last and just in time for Advent, our ebook, Feast! Real Food, Reflections, and Simple Living for the Christian Year, is here! Thank you so much, Carrots readers, for all of your encouragement and excitement about this project. I can't believe that we FINALLY get to share it with you! I'm thrilled and a little nervous to finally send this book out into the world. We're having a special … [Read more...]
Need Some Back-to-School Sanity? Steph Has a New Freezer Meals eCookbook!
I've told you about how I started using a crock pot after my friend Stephanie of Mama and Baby Love taught me about slow cooker freezer meals and how it saves me from the 4-5pm meltdown making me a much nicer mama in the afternoons and I mentioned how much we're enjoying her Grain-Free/Gluten-Free Baking eCookbook a couple of weeks ago. I'm excited to tell you that Steph has a new back-to-school … [Read more...]