Some of my friends make fun of me for talking about death — not in a morbid way; I’m just curious to know how an entire industry can take over our important decisions. When it comes to final preparations, I want to make sure that I’m in control. Forget those expensive wooden boxes. I’ll take this burial suit seeded with mushrooms for a cleaner, greener departure. (Listen to creator-artist Jae Rhim Lee on TED Radio Hour: Rethinking Death or watch her TED Talk.)
Until then, I’m thrilled to be alive and to be telling you about this Paper-Thin Carrot Salad. Savour its creamy, tangy cheddar, slightly bitter greens, crispy slivers of earthy carrot and sweet, sweet apple. It’s drop dead delicious.