The carrots from Azure Standard are so good. Every month I buy 25 pounds. They will last over a month in the fridge but this month, I canned all of them.
My poor, abused canner. I asked Vince if my birthday present could be him cleaning it up and making it shine. He said “I’ll see!” Maybe I’ll tell him how much a new one costs!
I’ve been getting 25 pound bags of carrots every month from Azure. One month I canned half of them and we used half of them, the next month, we used them all – juicing, carrot souffle, eating raw, salads. We had carrots often! Vince says they taste like candy. Not so sure about that but they are good.
Yesterday I was going to can half of them and then can the other half today but once I got the first half canned, I decided to go ahead and do the other half. This canner holds 19 pints and they only have to process for 25 minutes. It’s the scraping and slicing that takes a lot of time but I got it all done and was happy I finished it in one day.
I’m going to get 25 pounds again in June and I’m going to make different recipes with them for canning. One I saw was to mix orange juice and brown sugar and can them as glazed carrots. I figured, if some day orange juice and brown sugar are hard to find or outrageously expensive, it will be nice to open a jar of those that was made with 2022 prices. 🙂
I saw another recipe for carrot/pineapple marmalade. I think Addie would love that. I’m sure there are a lot of fun carrot recipes out there.
Depending on what all I make this month and how many interesting recipes I find, this may be the last month I buy 25 pounds at once.
Slice like thick match sticks, fry fresh carrots in butter, brown sugar and fresh sliced ginger. Really good.
That sounds good. I have carrots, butter, brown sugar and ginger. I’ll make this tomorrow!
I’ve made the orange juice and brown sugar recipe and really like it. (Very similar to the carrots they serve at Cracker Barrel) I did half pints, because I’m the only one that eats them, and never got to have them until I started canning. (Wouldn’t make a full recipe and have it go to waste for just me)
That’s a great idea to make small jars like that for things you like and no one else does. Otherwise, you’d never get to have them!
Sounds like you have a great source of fresh produce. Wish we had something similar or even a good farmers market here. But our groceries do carry good produce. I love to roast carrots, with just a bit of olive oil and salt. Sometimes a bit of garlic salt or Parmesan. My husband has only like raw carrots – until tonight. He actually ate some of the carrots I roasted with the salmon on a sheet pan. He liked them. There is hope for him after all.
I like to saute carrots in butter, and add salt and pepper. I’m sure they’re good sweet too–I just tend to like my veggies more savory than sweet. My mother used to boil them, but I think they taste better by sauteing.