Personal Blog by Nancy Clemons

Carrots Anyone?

Sunday was a fine Spring day in February, 2017 here on the East Coast. 70 degrees, no snow on the ground and hot enough to make me sweat. I was hobbling around the yard to see what surprises awaited me after the long cold winter. I slowly made my way to my garden plot. I had planted carrots there late last spring and totally  forgot all about them with my accident and all.  I was looking down and saw the carrot tops.

I admit the carrot tops are a little hard to see mixed in amongst the weeds but they are there!
I proceeded to pull… and pull… and pull… and pull up carrots. You see, I had planted two beds of them. They were interesting carrots in the fact that they were different colors.  In one bed they were long and skinny. In the other the were short and fat. I have no idea why. Some were white, some red and some were the normal orange in color..  This was my first crop of carrots so I had no idea what to expect.

After harvesting I brought them in the house. I filled the kitchen sink where I began to wash…

                                                         and wash…
                                                        and wash…
                                                       and wash…

So many carrots!!!

I am not certain what to do with them.  I ate one every so often while washing them.  Some were sweet and some not so much.
Shall I  stir fry them?   Roast them?  Steam them? or Juice them?
What would you do with so many carrots?