C: Carrot Coffee

A2Z-BADGE-0002015-LifeisGood-230_zps660c38a0It’s April! Time for the A to Z Blog Challenge. Each day through April (except Sundays) we’re writing a blog post to the Letter of the Day. The 1st is ‘A’, the 2nd is ‘B’ … and so on until we get to ‘Z’.

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C: Carrot Coffee

carrotsCarrot coffee? Yep, that’s what it says. From the Nebraska Pioneer Cookbook, compiled by Kay Graber, here’s something a little different for our ‘C’ day.


Wash and slice the carrots across in pieces half an inch thick, and dry in the sun or oven so as not to cook them. When dry, brown and use the same as coffee. Prepared in this manner, equal parts of carrots and coffee is an excellent substitute for the genuine Rio.

I’m not a coffee drinker, so I can’t attest to the validity of the claim here. And my coffee drinking better half won’t agree to a taste test. They think their chocolate velvet-coffee blend is the tastiest and they don’t feel like being adventurous. Go figure.

I still enjoying running across this recipe and seeing the ingenuity that our ancestors had.


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