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Last week I pulled seven pounds of carrots from the garden. Anyone have any new or interesting or unusual or creative recipes? Thanks.

Blanch in bloiling water. remove from water when still a touch crisp and top with lemon or lime juce and olive oil, salt & red pepper flakes. Add the zest fromt he citrus. Toss several time while letting the mixture cool to room temperature. When cool, refrigerate. When good & cold, adjust lemon juice, salt, pepper olio balance. They get better for days.

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Don, you need to spend some time at farmers markets where there isn't the space for Busby Berkeley arrangements, but the range of colors is commonplace....and yes, lovely.

Porcupine: Too late for suggestions? David Tanis has a recipe with saffron that I loved the first time I made it. The true revelation for me was a risotto-like prep recommended by Sarah Raven in which you cook sliced carrots (rounds) forever, till they wizen and caramelize. The British gardening/cookbook author has two versions, one stovetop [online version a bit different than what I recall] and one roasted. PS The Ukrainian eggplant stew has lots of carrots and lemon; Thistle identified name of recipe for me which helped me locate a version online from a CSA newsletter. I'd add lemon juice at last minute, though, and think about roasting both eggplant and carrots (separately) instead of stewing for sake of flavor.

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