Spicy Pickled Carrots
From the Happy Girl Kitchen
I love it when I bump into or meet a friend at the Saturday San Francisco Ferry Building Farmers' market. Instead of taking my own route around the many stalls, if I follow someone else, I might stumble across something new.
That's how Catherine led me to Happy Girl Kitchens and insisted I bought some pickled carrots. Looking back a couple of years, I remembered a post about a Tartine Croque Monsieur that I wrote about in September 2004. This is what I said: "I loved the unusual pickled carrot accompaniment. A not too crunchy, not too soggy, not too carrot-tasting, incredibly hot and spicy pickled carrot. Yum - I need someone to tell me how to make those!"
Of course I never did quite get around to making my own pickled carrots. And now I don't need to - I've found someone who'll do all the hard work for me. Happy Girl Kitchen, welcome to my pantry. I love your spicy, crunchy, healthy pickled carrots, oh yes I do.