Wednesday, 26 October 2011
So you might have heard...
...that we have a lot of these :)
....which is a very good thing, until you try to store them :)
We have carrots bursting out of both fridges, in the garage (in sand) and lots still in the ground. Scarlet Nantes, Danvers, Chantenay... so tender and sweet, so crisp and perfect!
Snow is coming soon, so they must all be unearthed (which I was avoiding as I have nowhere left to put them). Oh, what a dilemma...
Thanks to a dear reader, I have solved the space problem!
Thanks, Regina for sharing how you dehydrate carrots - it's the perfect solution!
A full tray of peeled carrot slices dries up into this...
which fits nicely into these small ziplock bags
Each baggie hold the perfect amount to rehydrate in soups and stews. Brilliant efficiency!
Since I dried this batch, I've heard from Regina that blanching them first is best. All the subsequent batches were blanched prior to drying which apparently improves the flavour and as an added bonus, the slices take less time to dry if they have first been blanched.
I have yet to taste these carrots rehydrated... but I'll make a stew this weekend and let you know! Thanks again, Regina :)