Join Waukesha resident Brien Lee and his blog, Sir Fido, as they explore the city and report on the interesting things they find.
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What's your favorite vegetable? I'd have to say mine are fresh carrots. I usually buy the one pound bags - the two pounders usually contain roots that are too large. I can't stand woody carrots. Once in a great while I'll try the organic ones to see if there's any difference for the few cents more. Maybe I'm wrong, but I never wash a store bought carrot before eating it raw.
I love the sweet taste of a good carrot and save one from my lunch for the long drive home. I savor the flavor.
I've recently been harvesting my own carrot crop. I have a raised bed around 4' x 8' I planted with one pack of seeds scattered to fill the space. Probably Nantes or Danver. The ground is not hard, so I've been pulling them up by hand. Many of the carrots are two small to save because I didn't thin them, but the ones I'm keeping are so, so good. Very sweet, crisp and tender. They are so small I can eat a dozen on the ride home.
Had a little fun with the trick or treaters. Had my bowl of carrots handy as you would a bowl of candy. I'd say "Take your pick, would you like green beans, celery or CARROTS?!" Or to change it a little, "what would you like, cold pizza, a half eaten turkey sandwich, or CARROTS?" Of course I'd rather part with candy than one of my delicious treats, so I'm glad no one chose my carrots. Naturally my family thought I was a little weird, as did, I'm sure, some of the kids, but I had fun with it.
Speaking of trick or treating... sisters and brothers, niece and nephew came over to trick or treat us and, even though niece did her best cheerleader imitation, it wasn't enough for a Packer win Sunday.
Maddie's mom told me they visited RiverGlen Christian Church on Sunset for a little Trunk or Treating.
It sounds like a pretty unique idea and I wish they would've invited me. The participating families get together in the church parking lot and decorate their vehicles. The costumed kids are then turned loose to wander among the cars collecting goodies. It's concentrated candy! An especially good idea if you love having kids come to your door but live somewhere they tend to avoid.