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.