101 things to do with carrots

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101 things to do with carrots

Post: #76721 the.fee.fairy
Sat Nov 17, 2007 7:53 pm

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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Post: #76725 Thomzo
Sat Nov 17, 2007 9:06 pm

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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Post: #76727 Shirley
Sat Nov 17, 2007 9:11 pm

20. Carrot Chutney
21. Carrot wine
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Post: #76728 Shirley
Sat Nov 17, 2007 9:15 pm

22. dried and ground to a powder - use as a coffee substitute
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Post: #76730 Shirley
Sat Nov 17, 2007 9:18 pm

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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Post: #76767 ina
Sun Nov 18, 2007 11:12 am

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: #76779 the.fee.fairy
Sun Nov 18, 2007 4:44 pm

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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Post: #76806 Chickenlady
Sun Nov 18, 2007 11:09 pm

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: #76810 Shirley
Sun Nov 18, 2007 11:28 pm

store them in a clamp?
carrot pie
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Post: #76811 Shirley
Sun Nov 18, 2007 11:28 pm

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: #76819 Millymollymandy
Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:34 am

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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Post: #76842 chadspad
Mon Nov 19, 2007 2:50 pm

Boil them with lemon rind & juice and garlic - really tasty
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Post: #76925 Millymollymandy
Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:28 am

Carrot halva

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Post: #76928 ina
Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:58 am

Millymollymandy wrote:Carrot halva


Now how do you make that?
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Post: #76942 Millymollymandy
Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:51 pm

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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