Rainbow carrots with orange flower honey sauce..and rainbow chickens.

Vegetables are part of our every day healthy diet, right? Five portions of different fruit and veggies every day. Yes, that is what we are advised here in France. I try my best to adhere to that..in any case, we love fruit and we love our vegetables. On the menu here are thus some carrots of all colours served with Greek yoghurt and a sauce flavoured with orange flower water.

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rainbow carrots recette

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Pincée de fleur de sel:

  • Serve the carrots warm in fall and winter as a starter on individaul plates.
  • Serve cold with salad leaves in summer.
  • The sauce can be kept in the fridge for about two weeks.
  • Add orange juice to the sauce with the vinegar and reduce to a syrup.
  • Use an orange flower honey if possible, but otherwise a wildflower honey can work too.

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..parsnips can serve as “white carrots”..

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..when using young and organic carrots, it isn’t necessary to peel, only wash and use..

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*recipe adapted from “Les légumes de Monsieur Wilkinson; Matt Wilkinson.

Like the carrots, my chickens are rainbow coloured too. And I adore them, no doubt about that. Every day is a story that unfolds before me from the morning to the evenings when silence dawns finally on the chicken coop.

..keeping an eye on the cooking in the barn kitchen…

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..aren’t I pretty with all my colours..?

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..I am the epitome of elegance, in case you haven’t noticed..

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..life looks interesting from up here..

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..Where are those hens again..!

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..Don’t mess with our corner..!

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à la prochaine fois

Ronelle

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7 responses

  1. This..is like sitting down to a treasured magazine..but better.
    I loved the carrots..their painting thereof..and then saw the barn kitchen guest:-)
    Gorgeous animals to me.
    And even your peeler is timeless.
    So much earthy charm here.
    J’aime tout..pour toujours.
    X

    29/10/2013 at 20:11

  2. A refined and colorful dish! I really love your pretty/cute hens.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

    29/10/2013 at 21:15

  3. I love your hens!! I want some!!
    Gorgeous carrots and photos.

    29/10/2013 at 22:47

  4. They are picture perfect!Your HENS and rooster?They are Bantam I think……..I had a Bantam rooster when I was a child….we called him BURTROM.
    I have Hens now and a regal MISTER GREY……but unfortunately ours cannot roam free anymore………..so I donot get the inter- action I once did.Yes, Cooking was always an interest in our house too and the middle of my bed!Speedy, my sons rooster would snuggle down in the middle of the down comforter and call his GIRLS……..!!He was no fool!He knew this was a cozy spot!
    Carrots look delicious…….hard to find colored carrots here but I would love to try your recipe!

    30/10/2013 at 01:45

  5. what a lovely plate (and an absolutely gorgeous fashioned basse-cour !)

    30/10/2013 at 17:48

  6. Your carrots look and sound wonderful. I love your chickens…they are adorable.

    02/11/2013 at 20:15

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