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Old 04-27-2008, 09:32 AM   #11
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I make a sauce out of peanut butter, milk, brown sugar and cinnamon that works great on steamed carrots.
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Old 04-27-2008, 09:41 AM   #12
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Are you set up for canning?? You could can up a bunch of cooked carrots...

You could also donate them to a local shelter....
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Old 04-27-2008, 09:50 AM   #13
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nope, UB, no juicer. Yes, we will share with friends and neighbors. Currently the carrots are occupying about 25% of my refrigerator space. But back to the juice idea, I add carrots to my tomato juice I can in the fall, I'll experiment with the blender. Do you add any other veggie?
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My only experience with "fresh" carrot juice was several years ago in Houston Texas at Randol's Food Stores. In their New Generation and Flag Ship stores they had a 'juice bar' of sorts...For carrot juice they used 50# of bulk carrots at each juicing. The juice (100% pure) was absolutely awesome! I almost made my self sick drinking it. Back home I bought "canned' carrot juice...no comparision to the fresh! They also had formulated an in store version of V8 that would make Campbells's blush. Funny thing, today I have little interest in a raw carrot, and only eat them in stews/soups/etc after par-boiling, pre-cooking etc..... We have only canned 100% tomato juice in the past, which makes an awesome Bloody Mary!!!
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Old 04-27-2008, 10:00 AM   #14
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Are you set up for canning?? You could can up a bunch of cooked carrots...

You could also donate them to a local shelter....
well, yeah, I am set up for canning, thanks, never thought of that, scheesh, that's why I post these questions...always get great suggestions..

no local shelters here, but I will contact the local ministerial association..
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Old 04-27-2008, 10:01 AM   #15
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I make a sauce out of peanut butter, milk, brown sugar and cinnamon that works great on steamed carrots.
I like the sounds of this one, gonna try this for lunch, thanks
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Old 04-27-2008, 10:05 AM   #16
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My only experience with "fresh" carrot juice was several years ago in Houston Texas at Randol's Food Stores. In their New Generation and Flag Ship stores they had a 'juice bar' of sorts...For carrot juice they used 50# of bulk carrots at each juicing. The juice (100% pure) was absolutely awesome! I almost made my self sick drinking it. Back home I bought "canned' carrot juice...no comparision to the fresh! They also had formulated an in store version of V8 that would make Campbells's blush. Funny thing, today I have little interest in a raw carrot, and only eat them in stews/soups/etc after par-boiling, pre-cooking etc..... We have only canned 100% tomato juice in the past, which makes an awesome Bloody Mary!!!
interesting, I also am not one for fresh carrots, dh eats them fresh EVERY day. I make my own v8 juice, but the other 7 veggies are not here right now! Still am gonna try buzzing some carrots and prob some onions. My celery and parsley plants are a wee bit small..
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If you try the carrot juice, try adding fresh orange and pineapple juices too. Very yummy. My ex liked beetroot, carrot and apple. Think it had some ginger in to.

Also grate finely and add carrots to any dish involving ground meat. It mixes in really well and just becomes a good way to get a vege in your diet, eg hamburgers, spaghetti etc.
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I wish u would give me the secret to successfully growing carrots, since mine always look like deformed little nubs, not even worth the space i set aside for them to grow :)
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I wish u would give me the secret to successfully growing carrots, since mine always look like deformed little nubs, not even worth the space i set aside for them to grow :)
First, you really need soft, loamy soil. If the carrot hits a rock or hard lump, it gets quite cranky. Till the soil really well. Try different varities. Read the seed catalogs closely and order seeds that fit your situation. You have plently of time to research this. We make two to three plantings. The latest planting will be wintered over.
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If you try the carrot juice, try adding fresh orange and pineapple juices too. Very yummy. My ex liked beetroot, carrot and apple. Think it had some ginger in to.

Also grate finely and add carrots to any dish involving ground meat. It mixes in really well and just becomes a good way to get a vege in your diet, eg hamburgers, spaghetti etc.
Thanks for the apple idea, beets would ruin it for me. I have some vintage apple cider in the frig, might be interesting.

Yep, I do shred carrots and add to meatloaf especially. I like the moisture it adds.
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