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Ingredient Spotlight: Carrots


You can’t have an Easter week without talking about carrots — what else will the Easter bunny eat?? 🙂

It's Not Worth It Roy

Photo Courtesy of Sushi Sushimi

Carrots are a great and versatile root vegetable that finds a home in everything from soups to pastas to side dishes and beyond.  It is also one of the few vegetables used in desserts!  (And what is better than carrot cake?!?!)  The most common variety is orange, but they also come in purple, red, white and yellow.

Fun Fact:  Up until the Middle Ages, all carrots were purple.  The orange carrots that we all know and love originally came from the Netherlands.  (Source — The World Encyclopedia of Cooking Ingredients by Christine Ingram)

Caramelized Carrots

Butter Glazed Carrots

11 comments on “Ingredient Spotlight: Carrots

  1. These carrots l ook super delicious. Carrot cake is one of my favorite desserts next to a really thick cheese cake. Fun article … love the cartoon image.

  2. Cynthia
    March 26, 2013

    The cartoon is very cute. I love carrots raw and anyway they are prepared. They are very versatile.


    • Green Door Hospitality
      March 27, 2013

      Thanks Cynthia. Yeah, I love carrots any way you slice ’em (or peel them, cook them, etc.) 🙂

  3. now at home mom
    March 26, 2013

    True: carrot cake is delicious! 🙂 I didn’t know they used to be purple!

  4. myhealthyohana
    March 26, 2013

    Wow, had no idea the original carrots were purple! Thanks for the history, I learned something today 🙂

  5. gotasté
    March 28, 2013

    I have been cooking quite a lot of carrots recently. It is such a great ingredient. I am starting to see purple carrots over here but they are pricey. Do they taste the same?

    • Green Door Hospitality
      March 28, 2013

      Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever had purple carrots. They are pricey here as well. Need to try them though, they are so pretty.

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