Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Sweet Orange Carrots


After weeks of freezing weather I'd about given up on the veggie garden but I needed some carrots for chicken stock and soup I was making so went out to see what I could find.  Lots of carrots!  Beautiful, long, crisp, sweet carrots to boot.  I'll be needing to make some carrot dishes over the next few weeks as there are a lot of these babies still out there waiting to be dug.  I forget how well they keep in the ground during the winter and how truly sweet they become after a frost.  Everything else out there is looking fairly limp but I'm hoping the collards and spinach might bounce back if it gets a little warmer and that the cabbages might also still be good.  It's supposed to hit 50 tomorrow for the first time since I got home from Mexico nearly 3 weeks ago, so I'll pull back the frost cloth and see what it looks like under there.

2 comments:

vrtlarica said...

Carrots look very fresh and tasty!

Garden Girl said...

Can you pull carrots in mid-winter where you are? I've heard of harvesting them from under the snow.