101 things to do with carrots

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Post: #76997 ina
Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:29 pm

Millymollymandy wrote:but my attempts at Barfi, which is my favourite,


Barfi? That sounds like, ergh, being sick... :pale:
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Post: #77007 Chickenlady
Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:40 pm

http://mideastfood.about.com/od/dessert ... /halva.htm

I'd forgotten about halva! I ate loads of it when I lived in Israel on a kibbutz for a while. You could add a bit of grated carrot to the recipe I reckon.
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Post: #77035 Millymollymandy
Wed Nov 21, 2007 7:41 am

That sounds very different from carrot halva, and I've also had the sesame seed version, which is different again!

Anyway here's the blurb from Wikipedia, which explains it better.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halva

And for Ina...... Barfi :lol:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barfi

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Post: #77086 QuakerBear
Wed Nov 21, 2007 5:31 pm

27. Carrot dhaal. Boil/steam them till they're fairly soft and add to the usual spice & onion mix you use for dhaal. They don't need boiling for much after that like lentils do. This also freezes well and is particularly yummy with bombay potatoes and spinach.
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Post: #77087 ina
Wed Nov 21, 2007 5:40 pm

Millymollymandy wrote:And for Ina...... Barfi :lol:


Cheers - plain barfi sounds like what the Scots call tablet... In any case, too much sugar!
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Post: #77103 Stonehead
Wed Nov 21, 2007 8:13 pm

the.fee.fairy wrote:Not that i'm getting desperate...


Well...

An ex-GF of mine was an A&E nurse. Do you really want me to tell you some of the uses she saw carrots put to?

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Post: #77144 QuakerBear
Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:31 am

That's gross Stonehead. Please don't polute my mind with images of potential vegtable abuse. :wink:
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Post: #77149 Millymollymandy
Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:13 pm

No, no, no, they are only used to try to entice all those little rodents to come out of their hidey holes. :mrgreen:

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Post: #77153 Milims
Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:56 pm

m3 - you are far too funny!! You just made me laugh out loud in my under-the-stairs office - luckily the sound was suitably muffled from the computer class next door and no other staff are here - otherwise I'd have been in big trouble!! lol
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Post: #77210 Millymollymandy
Fri Nov 23, 2007 7:00 am

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Post: #77232 Stonehead
Fri Nov 23, 2007 9:39 am

Millymollymandy wrote:No, no, no, they are only used to try to entice all those little rodents to come out of their hidey holes. :mrgreen:


:mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Post: #77698 mrsflibble
Thu Nov 29, 2007 5:56 pm

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


ever been into the Himalaya shopping centre just off the broadway in southall? fab afghan restaurent on the top floor, fantastic Pillau Murgh.

and if anyone is tempted to make a mock apricot flan with carrots, I've said it before and will no doubt say it again: DO NOT DO IT, MARGUERITE PATTEN HAS NO TASTEBUDS.
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Post: #77777 Millymollymandy
Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:11 pm

Thankfully I've never heard of mock apricot flan! :pukeright:

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Post: #77789 mrsflibble
Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:39 pm

i made the mistake of making it then trying to get tea's kids to eat it; poor little angels. :lol:
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Post: #78899 Thurston Garden
Fri Dec 14, 2007 7:26 pm

Picked up today that Victorian gardeners used to bury a carrot by a plant that was susceptible to attacks by wire worms. The worms preferred the carrot to the plant and as the carrots were checked every morning, the wire worms were caught and destroyed before they set to on the plant.
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