The Last of Last Year's Crop

This year's carrots need to seriously start growing faster. Of all that I grow, carrots are by far one of Burl's favorite. I absolutely love providing him with food that he can eat straight from the ground. And I love that he can just go out to the garden whenever he wants, and pick a snack. We only have a few carrots left in the ground that I'm trying to ration, but the sweet little boy begs for a carrot at least once a day. And he specifically requests that I not rinse them, because he prefers the taste of the dirt :).

One of my favorite ways to prepared carrots goes a little something like this:

Ginger Glazed Carrots

Sliced carrots into 1-2 inch pieces (I leave the peels on)
1 clove chopped garlic
1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger
the juice of two oranges
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 C water
4 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon cumin
salt and pepper
Bake at 400 degrees until tender, about 30 minutes.



Owlie said...

i hope your carrots catch up fast so that you are not left wanting :) i love glazed carrots, that recipe looks great, i will have to try it soon!!!

Anonymous said...

I used to help out at a grower's market years ago, and it was there that I learned the nutritional value of eating clean dirt (clean meaning free from lead and other contaminants); and particularly to allow children to eat some of that dirt they always seem to be drawn to. I just did a little research, and was surprised to find a lot of information out there. It really makes sense, and yet has been made to seem so unusual due to our societal "norms."

I hope your carrots hurry up and grow too (and ours too!).

Julie Alvarez said...

I love glazed carrots too! I was planning on make some tomorrow. I just wish they were from our garden, though!

cms9613 said...

Did you notice that the ginger in the upper right corner of the picture totally looks like a little horse or something? :)

Leah said...

I love it! You're raising a fine boy :-)