Life in Tasmania's Huon Valley, by a blow-in from the mainland
Friday, April 4, 2014
When I hear those words, I think of those tasteless baby carrots that come in a plastic bag from the supermarket freezer. I had never thought of freezing fresh carrots, until last weekend, when I dug up the remaining carrots that filled one of the raised garden beds this year. There were kilos and kilos of them. It took ages to sort and wash them all.
Out came the trusty Sally Wise preserving book to see what I could do with them. Turns out you can blanch and freeze them, so I now have several bags of them in the freezer. The small and sweet ones I have kept in the fridge for snacks. The dogs will get the oversized, damaged and deformed ones. The chooks got all the green carrot tops. They love them, as well as carrot peel when available. Now... any carrot recipe recommendations?
Escaped Sydney in 2010 for a piece of paradise in Tasmania's Huon Valley. I'm a keen walker, remote worker, incompetent gardener, Bernese Mountain Dog owner, fan of almost anything German (food, language, cars, beer), amateur linguist, chook fancier, childfree.