I CAN PULL 'EM

SUCCESS. I am feeling pretty chuffed. The carrots are being pulled and are big, wholesome, tasty carrots. I prepared the soil, sowed these...



SUCCESS. I am feeling pretty chuffed. The carrots are being pulled and are big, wholesome, tasty carrots. I prepared the soil, sowed these carrots from seed, fought of critters and finally I have a stock of home grown carrots.

Now I just need to hunt down carrot recipes. Stephanie Alexander’s Kitchen Garden Companion has a zillion recipes I am keen to try, including a few choice carrot recipes. It was a big of a splurge to buy it – online from the Kitchen Garden Foundation – but the gardening advice, written for Australian gardeners, and recipes will have me opening its pages for years and years to come.

I could go on about Alexander’s Kitchen Garden Foundation and its work in schools, but I’ll let you read for yourself. While you’re at it why not read about food fairness, community gardens, community foods and co-ops and guerrilla gardening.

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19 comments

  1. Wow - impressive carrots! Mine never seem to grow bigger than my thumb. I have put that cookbook on my Christmas list because we've been having 'what will I do with 10,000 beetroot' dilemmas too.

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  2. the simple pleasures of the carrots! nice work must b so satisfying. i have been wanting a copy of S.A cooks companion for years - might give santa a nudge bout that.

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  3. Those carrots are fantastic - onya! Im rather partial to a bit of carrot cake myself, so feel free to turn your carrots into that and send me a piece :)

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  4. Wow! Congratulations on your harvest. I know how hard it is to get from seed to the table - these are truly impressive! I have been eyeing of this book for a week or so. It is calling me to come hither but I must save my pocket money for this one :)

    P.S. Mollie Katzen does a good carrot curry - http://www.molliekatzen.com/recipes/recipe.php?recipe=carrot_cashew_curry.

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  5. yay! home grown carrots. So yummy! You know, there is a good carrot cake recipe on the side of the white wings organic self raising flour packet.... otherwise, is there really anything better than eating them fresh out of the ground, with the dirt barely brushed off?

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  6. Yeh!! They look delicious!! I love it when you get that super funny one that looks like human body parts!

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  7. I am a huge fan of Ms Alexander's too. I haven't got this book yet, but have my fingers crossed that Santa will leave it under my Christmas tree come Dec 25th :)

    I hope you enjoy your carrots!

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  8. Yum! going to find that book...

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  9. They look like great specimens you grew.hooray. It's the critters that I find the toughest to deal with. Have mysteriously lost a few rockmelon seedlings recently...

    Lucky for the cook book - it sounds superb!

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  10. all i can think is Peter Rabbit, PEter Rabbit!!

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  11. AWESOME!!! There's not much more satisfying than growing and EATING your own food. Such a feeling of accomplishment 'I did this!!!' So much better than buying off a shelf! Congrats hon!

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  12. I just posted about Stephanie and homegrown food . . . then, tada, the first post I open is this one!

    Your carrots are so very impressive!

    I'll have to put that book down on my birthday / Christmas wish list.

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  13. AWESOME!! They look fantastic Kate - congratulations and I bet they are the best darn carrots in the world!!

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  14. I'm very impressed...and inspired!

    Tomorrow we're putting in our veggie patch and for the last week I've been tossing up whether to splurge on the Kitchen Garden Companion and now you've convinced me that it's a big fat yes!

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  15. Oh great carrots! and I am a little envious of your having Stephanie's book...lovely!
    A growing passion of mine is Community Gardens...hmmm where to go with that... ;)

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  16. those carrots are too cute! and love that little basket they are in x

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  17. thanks for the stephanie info. beautiful carrots - bet they're sweet! x

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  18. carrots that are not bleached! lovely. Well done. I wanna buy that book too, but i have so many already, including maggie beers um actually are they the same person?...hmmmmm

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