We went camping in the beautiful north Cascades this weekend, where the forests look like a fairy tale all covered in layers of soft moss and delicate lichens. A million shades of green. Every inch of earth is covered by it. I love this simplicity and pureness.
My mom used to make a carrot salad that only consisted of three ingredients. Carrots, cream and lemon juice. It would be too simple to write about! But I have to say, it is really crisp, bright and tasty. I have tried to fancy it up many times, adding raisins and walnuts and such - my family did not approve. But seeing all of the green mounds inspired me to recreate this salad with some more dimension and layers of flavor. What about caramelized pine nuts?