happy holidays + one more thing…

happy holidays + one more thing... | theclevercarrot.com

I know. It’s December 22nd.

But I just listened to something very inspiring.

Do you know Matthew Hussey?

He’s new to me. A motivational speaker. With an accent. A charming accent that left me hanging on his every last word. I had the privilege of listening to him on the radio during an otherwise mundane trip to buy half & half. He could talk about dirt and I’d pay attention…

As far as I know, Matthew’s area of expertise focuses on love and matchmaking. However, he discussed several topics this morning.

The most compelling, was the topic of time.

Now let me preface: I’m not a Matthew Hussey groupie. Nor, am I here to lecture you on what to do with your time, how to control it, and blah blah blah. Because really, we’ve heard it all before.

But he got me thinking….

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jamie oliver’s panettone pudding tart

jjamie oliver's panettone pudding tart | theclevercarrot.com

I hoard cookbooks.

Don’t you?

And there’s only a 50% chance I’ll actually make something from them. For no particular reason. It’s more about gazing at the pages, photographs and colors with hopes to draw inspiration for my own cooking. I like to hear the author’s voice. I like to look at their kitchens and see where they live.

And those personal snippets under each recipe? My favorite.

Today, I’m branching out. I’m cooking the book….

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stuffed endives with cranberries + roquefort

stuffed endives with cranberries + roquefort| theclevercarrot.com

Say it with me… ‘ahn-deev.’

Never in my life have I called it that! You?

I’m an endive girl.

I’m also a hypocrite.

Last week, I publicly disclosed my appetizer anxiety. I cited memory loss and the inability to create. Yet here I am, exactly 7 days later with another appetizer recipe.

Just like that. As if nothing ever happened….

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