i saw this carrot, sage, shallot, and thyme recipe in epicurious for thanksgiving and it looks tasty and seems easy. i have 2 questions and i dont want to sound foolish, but here goes: in the picture on www, it looks like there are different "types" of carrots? it only calls for carrots, but there seems to be like 3 shades of carrot....? also, it says to slice the shallot thinly. i dont work with shallots often, but isnt it the size/shape of garlic? in the pic where i see different "shades" one of those isnt the shallot is it? it wouldnt be big enough, right? ( in the pic it looks to me julienne cut...) am i crazy?
thanks in advance & happy holidays!