carrot-top


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carrot-top

n
1. informal jocular a person with red hair
2. (Cookery) the top of a carrot
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"I was teased when I was young, called named like 'carrot-top'," he added, "it's the same as if you're fat."
The former savory chef at New York's ever-popular City Bakery, Rosen has arranged the more than 80 recipes in her book by season, though you'll probably want to make many of these salads--like bright and bracing Gem Lettuces, Avocado, and Tomatillo with Buttermilk Dressing; Tex-Mex Cornbread Salad; Cucumbers with Black Sesame Seeds and tangy Sweet Lime Vinegar; and Baby Carrots with Carrot-Top Pesto--throughout the year.
Taunts like carrot-top and gingernut that come with having the MC1R gene are more familiar to some redheads than their own names.
It's a savvy (not to mention thrifty) idea, and some of Duggan's recipes are truly inspired: carrot-top salsa verde with roasted root vegetables is a clever, all-inclusive side; beet greens strata is a colorful and hearty main dish.
Instead, anyone with a difference suffered abuse such as "Carrot-top", "Four-eyes", "Porkie", "Bean Pole", "scabbie", "smelly" and lots more.
I know the thought of the carrot-top copper involved in rumpy-pumpy is a bit hard to believe, but the fruit of his loins was revealed on Channel Five this week.
Imagine Carl Perkins as a carrot-top, or maybe Elvis: The Duracell Years.
Be careful not to completely submerge the carrot-top or the shoots will rot when they begin to grow.
CARROT-TOP FERNS--When you cut the tops off carrots, leave about one-half inch of the root.
CARROT-TOP Chris Evans' television comeback has ended in disaster with his late-night Channel 4 show, Boys and Girls, being axed.
The frustrated Boro boss was again left scratching his carrot-top after his side carved out a raft of chances, only for wasteful finishing and inspired Barnsley keeper Luke Steele to ensure they drew a blank.
'CARROT-TOP', 'ginger nut' and 'copper-pot'; I've heard them a thousand times and they are just some of the more publishable names I can think of.