Friday, September 17, 2010

Big Carrot Love


One never knows how big the carrot is until it's pulled from the earth.  All in our household were instantly smitten by this one.  10.6 ounces, in all its glory.  Went well with garden eggplant and tofu with toasted sesame oil and ginger.

13 comments:

Jaimie said...

Wow, that must have been a shocker! I meant to plant carrots this year and forgot. The mystery of what's under those greens seems like it must be so fun for the kids.

Hazel said...

Good grief! You obviously did something right with that one. It would make it's own carrot cake!

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Dea-chan said...

Nice carrot aside, cute kitty! How has no one caught that yet?

Mr. H. said...

Amazing.:)

meemsnyc said...

I just laughed out loud! Wowsers!

Sense of Home said...

That is big. I had one that got so big it morphed and started growing a second leg. :-)

-Brenda

cityhippyfarmgirl said...

Thats a big carrot!

Bev said...

Your blog is a great inspiration to me. Especially your records and lists, not to mention pictures of mutant veggies.

I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger meme award. Just like an Oscar - only different.

Bev

Elizabeth said...

OK, Kate....totally random question: did you make and share how you made apple cider vinegar last year? I can't remember how that turned out. Can you direct me to your posts about ACV? Apple season is almost upon us and I would like to try a homemade version.

Thanks and sorry about the peculiar direction of this post.

Elizabeth

karl said...

wow, that is huge. we have trouble growing carrots here in the ozarks. we try every year and get a modest harvest but i love carrots and could use a harvest of carrots like that one.

mangocheeks said...

It certainly is enormous.

Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Wow! Now that's a carrot!
-Staci

Kate said...

Hi all, this was not a typical specimen among my carrots. Most of the others were smaller, bifurcated, or both. This is the one that merited the picture, so don't take this as my average.

Bev, thanks. I appreciate the vote of confidence. I'm quite behind on my posting at the moment, but I'll try to do something about passing along the award at some point.

Elizabeth, yes, I did at some point. Either last year or the year before. There's really nothing to it - put the spent pomace in a clean jar and top it off with water. You can't cover the pomace with water exactly, since it sort of floats. Cover the mouth of the jar very tightly with twine and several layers of cheese cloth, to keep the flies out, but allow airflow. Put it somewhere dark and coolish. Wait several weeks to a couple of months, depending on temperature. Decant the vinegar. That's it.