Wednesday, May 26, 2010

What To Do With Carrots

The garden just keeps giving and giving. I'm picking the last of the cabbage, summer squash, green beans, flowers, and carrots! So many carrots at one time. This is the best bunch of carrots I've ever grown, but there are too many to eat fresh which is the absolute best way. So what to do with these carrots?? hmmm....
If you have any fun misshapen ones you could make a veggie thingy...Like this snazzy little carrot girl Seleste made from fabric scraps, jelly beans, pins, and Betty Spaghetti parts. She looks sorta like Marilyn Monroe.
Or you could decide to finally tackle your fear of the pressure canner you bought almost two years ago and haven't used yet....
After reading and re-reading the manual and the Ball Jar cookbook and a little help from my Mother-in-law, it wasn't that hard! ....and nothing blew up. Perfect jars of carrots!
I raw packed them. Hopefully they'll be crunchier that way.

5 comments:

Laurie said...

I love Mme Carrot. She's quite the dish!

Pony and Petey said...

Great job on the pressure canning!

Yes, I'm intimidated but yes, I really want to learn! Where did you buy your canner? It looks all new and shiny in the pic = )

I'm fixin to get my first pressure COOKER next month and maybe that will help me get comfortable with the process so I can move on up to the canner.

Sure am glad you blog!

JeanSkirtGirl said...

ha ha very cute seleste love ya carmacita

Anonymous said...

aww.... how darling! i love you little carrot lady! love mckenna

The Gingerbread House said...

Congratulation on your first beautiful canning job. The carrots look wonderful and they won't be 'Crisp" but they will be just right.How can they not be, they look too good not to. Your canner (looks like the American Canner is beautiful and will last you a lifetime, Just have it checked every year and you will be fine. I take mine to a local ACE hardware and they have a person who does it on Saturday's. Good luck and keep canning.
Ginny