Wednesday, February 19, 2014
So we are getting ready to harvest carrots and I only have one problem...I don't need any. Because this winter has been so unseasonably warm, we didn't make our usual complement of stews, lasagnas and other hearty dishes. We've been much more about salads than stews these last couple of months. So the upshot is that I still have several pounds of Spring 2013 carrots left in the freezer.
So what to do with this year's crop ...
Carrot cake? (Yum!)
Carrot wine? (Like we need more wine in the house at this point?)
Sauteed carrots (every night until July, at the earliest.)
Find unlocked employee car doors at the winery and slip bunches of carrots onto the passenger seats (I have actually done this with squash during summer.)
I don't know. The other issue is that because it didn't get very cold, the carrots are not as sweet as they normally are. Probably not noticeable to anyone but me, but I can tell.
Along with the years when something you really wanted to grow does not, there are the opposite years, when something grows so abundantly, or that your previous years' stores last long enough that it turns out you don't need it after all. All part of the gamble I guess, when Mother Nature is your business partner.