wholegrain strawberry breakfast cake

wholegrain strawberry breakfast cake | theclevercarrot.com

We planted grass seeds in the backyard.

And every morning, I turn on the sprinkler to water the soil. Then I turn it off. And then on again, once or twice in the afternoon. In 3 weeks, we should have fluffy green grass.


On the way back inside, I usually walk past my garden to check out what’s going on. I’ve done nothing to it so far; the soil is dry, there are yellow dandelion weeds everywhere and I’ve just learned that my cat, his Majesty, uses this outdoor space for his own personal litter box. I glare at him from a distance.

On the flip side, I’ve made some interesting discoveries during our first year living in this house- …

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egg white omelet with sprouts + pickled jalapeños

egg white omelet with sprouts + pickled jalapeños | theclevercarrot.com

Let’s pretend we’re at brunch.

What are you going to choose? A stack of toasty Belgium waffles with fresh berries and cream? Or a 3-egg omelet with all the trimmings?

(you know we’re going to share).

For me, food is very much mood-based. And guess what’s not on my crave list……

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what not to do at starbucks + lemon poppy seed cornmeal muffins

lemon poppy seed cornmeal muffins | theclevercarrot.com

I am a fool.

Have you ever been the recipient of a random act of kindness and didn’t pay it forward?

Over the weekend, I treated myself to the drive-thru Starbucks. Love the drive-thru. The line of cars was a mile long and I willfully waited because I craved a good cup of coffee. However, I couldn’t help but notice the woman in front of me. She was staring me down in her rear view mirror. Like, really staring me down. No, I didn’t shower. And yes, my hair always looks this way. What’s the problem lady?

I had no clue what was about to happen next……

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