This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. But Skippy always stood by me and was a great friend. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps and garden with me. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees and berry bushes, chickens and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Cooked carrots with parsley
















Daucus carota






I don't think I've ever grown enough carrots to really taste them. Last Tuesday, I pulled a big bunch and cooked enough to make five nice servings. They were delicious. Like a home grown tomato, a whole different flavor than store bought. I think I'll expand my carrot crop next year with some different varieties.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Patrick said...

For taste, one of my favorites are white carrots. They are mild tasting, have much less bitterness than other carrots and they are usually very tender. The one disadvantage is they are sometimes so tender that they easily break when you harvest them.

For hardiness, go for yellow. They grow fast and strong like a weed.

For color, purple varieties are my favorite.

Of course all of these things will vary from season to season and other environmental factors.

September 24, 2006 6:47 AM

 
Blogger roybe said...

Even the simplest of dishes can be made to look appetising. Lovely colurs,very healthy.

September 27, 2006 8:06 PM

 

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