Eeeek! I picked these carrots from MY OWN GARDEN today!!! This is very exciting for me since it’s the first time an attempted garden has actually yielded something substantial. And there are still two more rows of carrots and a row of parsnips out there! They are a bit smaller than they probably should be since we were in the U.S. for a month at the time when I should have been getting them started. I’ve left them in even though it’s mid-November because my dad (an expert vegetable gardener of 40 years) said they will get sweeter in the cold. We’ve had two mild frosts so far, and the carrots seem to have weathered (haha) the temps pretty well. I even got a little fall color in the stems of one of the carrots…I just love the beauty of real food!
*Note: I’m not saying this is the best paleo ranch dip out there. In fact, I know it’s not. It’s just the fastest and easiest cause when the mood for ranch strikes, I don’t usually have a lot of time to look up a recipe and do it the right way. The best I can do is keep a batch of the seasoning mix made up and on hand, but sometimes, I’m just throwing a bunch of seasonings in the bowl with the mayo and it’s a done deal.
*Note: I DO think this is the best guacamole. And the fastest.
3 ripe avocados (which means you have to buy 6 and hope for the best…)
juice from two small limes
1 cup cilantro
sea salt to taste