Earl at market usually removes the carrot tops for customers, but he told me that the tops are, actually, edible. Chopped up in salad. Or added to whatever other greens you are cooking. Since Earl told me that, I've done both those things, but recently I bagged some carrot tops and froze them. Then when I hauled out the stock pot to make chicken stock, I added the carrot tops instead of celery. Feeling very 1930ish indeed and wondering what else is edible that I usually compost.
I am a wife and mother of two. I am a stay-at-home mom, part time cookbook editor, a Mennonite, and a city dweller. I like to make things (see the blog categories below). This blog is a record of what I make and the ways I try to be thrifty. Welcome!
"Thrift is the really romantic thing; economy is more romantic than extravagance...thrift is poetic because it is creative; waste is unpoetic because it is waste...if a man could undertake to make use of all the things in his dustbin, he would be a broader genius than Shakespeare."