Braised Lentils

BRAISED LENTILS 1 T extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 C quality slab bacon, diced 1/2 C shallots, peeled and minced 1/2 C carrot, peeled and minced 2 plump, fresh garlic cloves, peeled and minced 2 C green lentils, picked through for stones, etc. 1 1/2 C water 2 C chicken stock 2 thyme sprigs 1 bay [...]