101 things to do with carrots

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101 things to do with carrots

Post: # 76721Post the.fee.fairy »

Not that i'm getting desperate...but i have 4 kilos left still....

1. Eat them raw
2. Eat them cooked

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3. Feed them to Santa's reindeer
4. Carrot and coriander soup
5. Coleslaw
6. Carrot cake
7. Feed them to the chickens
8. Feed them to a horse
9. Mash them with potatoes (and freeze)
10. Compost them
11. Stuff them up your enemy's exhaust pipe
12. Dry them?
13. Mix with oranges to make carrot marmalade
14. Carrot bread
15. Use them to make a dye?
16. Carrot soap? If it colours the skin then you have a fake tan.
17. Cut them into Christmassy shapes and use them to stamp out your wrapping paper
18. Mr Carrot Head?
19. Carrot crisps

Erm - let me sleep on it. Maybe I can think of a few more if I try hard.

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20. Carrot Chutney
21. Carrot wine
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22. dried and ground to a powder - use as a coffee substitute
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23. use a top secret process to turn them into a material that is stronger than carbon fibre http://www.carrotmuseum.co.uk/curran.html
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24. Keep them for later. They store well. 4 kg isn't a lot - I usually have that much in the house after I've been shopping.
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Post: # 76779Post the.fee.fairy »

I made some carrot soap! but it separated, so i've got to make a new lot...

these are not keeping well at all - i think they're market stall seconds.

Thanks for the ideas!

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25. Puree and use as a facepack, with a little honey
26. Grate and add some to your Christmas pudding mixture
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Post: # 76810Post Shirley »

store them in a clamp?
carrot pie
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Post: # 76811Post Shirley »

the.fee.fairy wrote:I made some carrot soap! but it separated, so i've got to make a new lot...

these are not keeping well at all - i think they're market stall seconds.

Thanks for the ideas!
How are you storing them?
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Post: # 76819Post Millymollymandy »

Grate them, stick them in the freezer in small bags or pots so you have just the right amount to use for whatever you want to use them for.

We put grated carrot in bolognese sauce.

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Boil them with lemon rind & juice and garlic - really tasty
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Carrot halva

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Post: # 76928Post ina »

Millymollymandy wrote:Carrot halva
Now how do you make that?
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Post: # 76942Post Millymollymandy »

Find an Indian cookery book :mrgreen: or easier still, Google!

I made it once donkey's years ago and it was quite nice, but my attempts at Barfi, which is my favourite, were very disappointing.

The one thing I really, REALLY, miss about West London is going to Southall (an Indian area) to buy Indian sweets. :cry: :cry: :cry:

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