I love carrots. All orange and fresh for Spring, they’ve been tempting me lately. With just a bit of extra flavor, they easily become an impressive side dish. I made the above carrot puree (really more of a carrot mash) from a recipe in The Art of Simple Food. On one of the last cool evenings last week, it was perfect. Boiled carrots, fried onion, cumin and caraway seed, and touch of olive oil. Mashed lightly.