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Carrots, carrots, carrots!

on 11/07/2016

Hey sweeties,

I am back with an update of my latest harvest, turned into a tasty dinner. A few months ago, we have sown 2 different types of carrots into our compost garden. These were small round carrots, called Parisian round carrots. A little round carrot that is a nineteenth-century French heirloom!
Parisian is an early orange-red carrot that grows almost more like the shape of a large radish. Excels in clay or rocky soil where other carrots have problems developing properly. Its flavor is legendary and is highly sought after by gourmet restaurants.  The other sort of carrots were these: Chantenay Red Core Carrot. Heavy yielding. Selected for its bright orange color and fine flavor. This is a shorter, stump-shaped carrot that is broad at the top, but tapers into a stump root. It is a great choice to grow in average garden soil. This carrot variety stores well and can be used in all stages. It works well in our loam ground. It is a heirloom carrot. We have sown them very close next to the plant onions. It was an experiment to see if we could get rid of the onion fly & carrot fly. It truly worked! 🙂

Yesterday, we harvested 19 of them together. Let’s see them in their full glory!

Glorious tasty carrots!

Glorious tasty carrots!

Let’s see up closer:

Cool, right?

Cool, right?

It is like they are walking away!

It is like they are walking away!

hahahahha!

Carrot aliens! 🙂

I turned them into this lovely easy carrot dinner! 🙂

MMM!

MMM!

Roasted carrots with dried thyme also from the garden! 😉

Roasting them brings out that sweet flavour!

Roasting them brings out that sweet flavour!

Recipe: For 2 persons

Ingredients:

For the quinoa mix with carrots:

1 part white quinoa

1 part red quinoa

2 dried bay leafs

a few grins of black pepper

peeled carrot pieces, the one’s that are too small to roast

For the roasted thyme carrots:

as many carrots as you have, each well-washed, cleaned, pad dry, larger ones, cut vertically into 2

4-5 stalks of dried thyme, only the green needles

black pepper: 10 grins

pink salt in a grinder

a fruity extra virgin olive oil

For the rest:

2 seitan cordon bleu, fried into that same olive oil on both sides until cooked through & browned on all sides, kept warm.

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C ( 400 F) for 10 minutes. Place your cut up carrots into 1 layer into a fitted roasting tin & scatter dried thyme needles all over it. Season with black pepper & pink salt. With clean hands, mingle everything together. Place into the hot oven & roast for about 25-30 minutes. Check often to prevent burning.
  2. At the same time, rinse your quinoa thoroughly under running cold water. Place into cooking pot & add about 1,5 times water to the pot. Add 2 dried bay leafs, black pepper & carrot pieces. Stir once & place fitted lid on & cook until cooked through & ready to eat. This took me about 15 minutes. Lower the heat of you need to. When quinoa has been cooked, drain well. Now, place onto a low heat & stir often. This way, the leftover water will get away. Keep warm & turn heat off.
  3. Plate up & serve at once! Enjoy your VEGAN LOVELY CARROT DINNER! ♥ Stay Tuned & subscribe by email! Join 1,800 email subscribers now!!! It is free!!!! Click the link here below to subscribe!!!

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33 responses to “Carrots, carrots, carrots!

  1. Angie says:

    I have never had any luck growing carrots…they must be very sweet and fresh.

  2. They look good. Home grown carrots are always so much nicer than the shop ones. Well done.

  3. Yummy! I love the fat one with three legs!!! Cute!

  4. Sumith Babu says:

    Sophie, you soo lucky to get such fresh carrots.

  5. Fabulous!! Love those carrots!

  6. Sean & Linda says:

    What a lovely cool special carrot harvest, dear Sophie! Waw! 🙂
    You made a lovely tasty vegan flavored dinner out of them too! Yum!

  7. Ina Gawne says:

    Yummy carrots Sophie…so much tastier when home grown too. 🙂

  8. You are such an accomplished gardener Sophie. One day I will try carrots. There is nothing like fresh home grown vegetables and fruit. The roasted carrots with thyme look and sound delicious.

  9. Oh my goodness, these are the cutest little carrots ever! I tried growing carrots once… For all my efforts, I got one, single, microscopic orange tuber the size of a pen cap. Luckily, there’s no shortage of carrots at the grocery store, so I can still enjoy your fabulous recipe!

  10. Susan says:

    Beautiful, fresh carrots! I love how you cooked them. They look so sweet and wonderful!

  11. This looks healthy and delicious! 😊

  12. Wow Sophie makes me want to go and eat carrots right now! Mine are grooooowing!!! Linked to you today in m post! 😀
    https://lifediethealth.wordpress.com/2016/07/13/lovely-lollies-garden-update-free-from-goodies/

  13. What unique beautiful carrots Sophie!! I’d almost hate to eat them! So fun to see what comes out of your garden. take care. xo

  14. Norma Chang says:

    Something ate my carrots, just starting a new batch but this time in container and hoping for better results.

  15. Johan says:

    Lovely cool alternative tasty looking carrots, dear Sophie! Yumm!

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