Carrot and Marcona Almond Salad

Photography by Angie Norwood Browne

1 1/2 cups Marcona almonds

4 t. Sugar

2t. Cumin

2t.olive oil

juice of 1 lemon

Salt and pepper

1 cup golden raisins

1/2 cup white wine vinegar

jucie of 1/2 lemon

1 small shallot minced

2 t. Olive oil

2 cups mixed herbs parsley, chervil, dill and mint

1 cup arugula

In small bowl mix almonds, sugar, cumin, olive oil,and lemon juice. add salt and

pepper, scatter on a cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes.

Combine raise a with vinegar in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Strain raise a and set aside.

Cut carrots lengthwise using a mandoline.

Combine Carrots, vinegar, lemon juice, shallots, olive oil, almonds, and raise. Toss.

Then toss herbs and arugula with carrots and serve.

Food styling by Emily Browne. Recipe inspired by Chef Robert Weland

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About anbphoto

I never thought I'd start a blog because I'm not a writer. I am a Southern Catholic girl, a commercial food Photographer and an avid gardener. I have always wanted to journal my garden; growing food (fruit, herbs and vegetables), photographing ingredients from earth to plate and sharing the recipes I love. Someone suggested that I forget about all the writing and simply share my photographs and recipes. Perfect! My blog is an exploration of home gardening and cooking, so here is a little history of me and how "Stray Cats and Blackberries" came about. Born and raised in Alabama, my love for food lies in Southern cuisine. I learned early on that life is a party revolving around friends and family sharing food and wine. Backyard Summer bbqs, black eyed peas and collard greens on New Year's Day or ham and chocolate on Easter are just a few favorite Southern traditions I love sharing. I became fascinated with gardening when my husband and I bought our first house. I am a mother, a wife and someone who appreciates the little treasures and traditions in life. My garden started as an empty parking lot behind a Mom & Pop grocery store that my husband and I bought and renovated into a photography studio. While my husband put on his carpenter pants I put on my gardening gloves. Thirteen dumpsters at three tons each and nearly three years later I had a plantable space to sew seeds. I have been a food photographer and gardener for over 20 years and love the idea of merging my passions by growing food, photographing my harvest and sharing recipes with you. Enjoy

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