Very Happy to see that despite our brutal winter, that I was successful at overwintering carrots, some will be used for seed saving, but most will be eaten as a sweet spring delight.
Just starting to show signs of life now, but how big are they, and are good shape and size
Not bad, and I have a full eight foot row of them, they need to come out of the ground quite soon.. I would like to tell you I followed the rules, late summer planting, well bedded down after die back but I would be fibbing, these are just tough carrots which is why I want some to produce seed for me. I did plan on overwintering them, but never got them bedded down as I was not home at the right time and with our truly brutal winter I did not expect them to make it.. they proved me wrong
- 4 cup white broth- chicken, rabbit, or veggie
- 2 cups carrots- peeled, cut up or baby carrots, washed, topped and tailed
- 2 large potatos- white or sweet or 1 cup any orange fleshed squash
- 1 med size white onion, diced
- 1 clove garlic
- to taste salt pepper and a pinch of allspice, or nutmeg
- touch of oil in pan, cook garlic and onions till clear, then add broth and the rest, cook till fork tender an then either use a blender or blender stick till as smooth as you would like..
- If you want cream of carrot, add up to half a cup of milk or cream in.
- Excellent to serve with a pat of butter and herbed bread.. or a bit of sour cream with fresh dill chopped on top.
- spice it up, add hot chili flakes to it if you want a bit of heat, but if doing so, consider also adding a tsp of honey to create a sweet-heat blend