When that gorgeous goat and i decided upon carrots for february’s focus we thought it was a good thing, and then i felt a lot of you look at us like this:
Happily even the skeptics have come around it seems and shown some good carrot love. there’s a ton of great recipes below and i know that when spring carrots have sprung i for one will be referring back here again and again…’cause you can never have enough reasons to put those babies in a jar.
well, maybe there’s enough here – so let’s get to it!
pickles, slaws & relishes
baby carrots in honey, vinegar and dill – flamingo musings
love the honey renee! and don’t worry about what to use ‘em for – have a pickle party!
basil carrots – living homegrown fresh
quick & easy, she said….just like canning can be! (it’s true!)
carrot and onion sandwich slaw – put a lid on it
tossing in olive oil to serve – i like it! oh, and that slicing video – thank you!
carrot relish – vegedible
a sweet carroty relish, with onions too! zoey says she’ll report back after the 3 week waiting period.
carrots in honey and vinegar – the kitchenette
ok, you made an effort to get something up in time. but where’s the recipe? (and don’t hate me ’cause i’m going to coachella!)
classic pickled carrots – delicious potager
always nice to cut a carrot, or a dress, on the bias. and i must mention, i’m impressed with your ‘green bag’ solution for storing carrots – that’s a long time!
dill jardiniere – bigger than a breadbox
ok, i’ll let this one slide ’cause you put in an extra carrot. but i don’t know, is it really about the carrots or all those other gorgeous veggies?
dilled carrots – sugarcrafter
yay a first-time picklecrafter! and success!
madras carrot pickles – small measure
these pickles look like the next best thing to being there! i want some!
mexican inspired pickled carrots with jalepenos and onions – oh…briggsy!
er that’s a mouthful! …and so are these!
moroccan pickled carrots – showfood chef
these look wonderful but – where’s the recipe??
pickled baby carrots – breadmaking with the bread experience
what a nice addition of oregano and sweet peppers – and the little baby carrots look so happy in the jar.
pickled baby carrots with oregano and peppers – three clever sisters
more oregano and peppers! yum! to answer your question: just bring it to the boil, it doesn’t have to be a massive rolling boil like what you need for the actual canning process.
pickled carrots – mock paper scissors
more success for tengrain’s little cooking school! …and can i just say; love those graphics!
pickled carrots – around the homestead
a good solid, basic pickle recipe – but we wanna see the pics kim!
pickled carrots (mexican?) – sticks spoons spokes
um…recipe? oh, wait…here it is, looks great, but that’s not mexican!
pickled carrots – big black dog
another good basic dilled recipe – now why has mom never pickled carrots before? (maybe you can teach her a thing or two about pickling!)
pickled carrots – sticks rocks and dirt
ok, we like the garlicky brine, but sara…where’s your pickled carrot recipe?
pickled carrots – all types of cooking, and a whole lot of canning here!
and another solid basic – just one problem: jane only got 3 jars.
pickled carrots – notes from a country girl living in the city
only 3 jars here too. angela (and gwen) love them! that’s good news, but why the upside-down jars?
pickled carrots – my caffeine diary
too much vinegar? here’s an inpicklers tip: wait a few weeks and things should mellow even more.
pickled carrots and daikon – food in jars
…and just in the nick of time, marisa slides in with this beauty. love the anise!
pickled carrots and leek shreds – locally preserved
adds color to a winter table, …and your cheeks i imagine. nice!
pickled carrots with ginger – dawnabelles
ginger with anything is wonderful IMO – and those atomic red carrots? i’d label that jar (with lelo’s labels of course) atomic gingered carrots.
pickled rosemary carrots – citivolus sus
more rosemary, more chilis – now would someone please taste them already!
spicy carrot relish/slaw – grow and resist
from the mouth of meg – “the BEST. i can’t stop eating it!” – and i agree 100% weight measurements are better.
spicy carrots, onions & jalepenos – knit and nosh
ok, are you people tryin’ to make me long for el país hermoso? ’cause i am.
spicy mexican pickled carrots – the wynk
serve them warm? i see, hmmm – ok i’ll trust you. and i think melissa made these.
spicy pickled carrots – diggin food
mexican oregano? habernero? oh my, i see ‘em as a side on a plate of heuvos rancheros and a couple of soft & warm corn tortillas i do! yum!
spicy pickled carrot – toronto tasting notes
a no-fuss spicy pickle recipe…and sarah’s got the right pickling idea – don’t mess with the acidity level. but be as crazy as you wanna be on the spice combo!
spicy pickled carrots – wine book girl
amount of habanero is optional here, but come on….do it! (it’s good for you)
spicy thai basil carrot pickles – robbing peter
my guess is that your hubby will love these, now what pray tell is that chili pepper doing to that poor garlic in that photo?
sweet pickled baby carrots – rufus and clementine
i know following directions is hard, but ya did good girl. and look – you get to add your own hot twist. you’re gonna be safe & happy when you try these!
sweet pickled carrots – thinking out loud
better luck next month dd – and more for you woodman – get your pickle chow-onz!
thai carrot pickles – sustainable pantry
thai red peppers, kaffir limes leaves – this looks amazing! …oh, and have fun in paris alexa!
tiger lily carrots with daikon, ginger and sesame – prospect: the pantry
these look lovely! ..and the study in the many ways to slice a carrot isn’t bad either. (i like the ribbons)
vietnamese carrot and daikon pickle – brooklyn forager
more firsts! first time using the mandoline (they’re great) first time pickling carrots, and first time using the pickling bible!
vietnamese carrot and daikon pickle – for better or worsted
kristi’s serving hers with thai stir-frys. now that’s a match made in heaven!
vietnamese carrot and daikon pickle – mother’s kitchen
sounds bon to me! and some great info about water and canning here too!
vietnamese carrot and parsnip pickles – sustainable eats
a just harvested bunch of overwintered carrots? parsnips? local vinegar? …i’m zealous, er jealous!
vietnamese carrot and radish pickle – married with dinner
this is a popular one! …and a very good discourse on why pickles are great for beginning canners!
carrot butter – the ongoing debacle
a spicy tasty treat indeed – but um, if you don’t have the book already….
carrot cranapple butter – better gardens than home
great combo! tart and sweet – and what a lovely color. oh, and there’s a muffin recipe here too!
chipotle carrot-apple butter – kitchen jam
pat! you just put chipotle in a carrot-apple butter! where do you live!?
apple carrot chutney – doris and jilly cook
the great ginger debate; apparently goats aren’t crazy about ginger, but maybe the winner will be! …and tell us about that jar!
apple carrot chile chutney – local kitchen
this looks hot – wrinkly apples never had it so good! an experienced canner, kaela is mindful of the acid content when tweaking the recipe.
carrot apple chutney – what julia ate
rave reviews from the cook herself! she actually didn’t can it ’cause she ran out of lids, but she canned this lovely pickle – so it’s all good!
carrot and coconut chutney – inn brooklyn
break out the madhar jaffrey, build that clay oven, (hell make some homemade yogurt too)! ’cause this stuff deserves a bollywood parade – it’s that good!
carrot chutney – stetted
a basic, no fail chutney recipe right here folks. and lucky you – local carrots from your csa! nice!
garja ki chutney – leena eats this blog
so happy when one can jammer can inspire another! here’s my caution tho – adding oil, even in small quantities, effects the pH level.
jams & marmalades
angel’s hair – seasonal menus
see very small batches are fun to do! cardamom & vanilla – a fine combo if i do say so myself!
carrot & rhubarb jam – laundry etc.
boy those carrots cleaned up well gloria! …me like da ginger, maan!
(no not the gingerman, da ginger maan!)
carrot cake jam – just the right size
kathleen’s hubby’s favorite cake is carrot. inquiring minds wanna know, is this his favorite jam now?
carrot cake jam – well preserved
pie irons filled with carrot cake jam – genius! hey, i got an idea, why don’t we all go over to julia’s house and make ‘em – cause she’s got a pie iron too. oh, and bring shaeffer – please!
carrot cake jam – the cosmic cowgirl
she loves it, she loves it! but next time – no cloves and some coconut. (makes sense to me)
carrot cake jam – on my way to gluten free
kristina says it’s good – but perhaps too much sugar for her tastes. maybe carrot pie jam next time?
carrot cake jam – the reclusive housewife
is it me or do you see a theme within a theme here? (oh and i love that you have an ace hardware – and a nice lady that works there, how, – retro!)
carrot jam – outpost 505
it’s a hit – elizabeth loves it! (even tho she was skeptic at first, and made sure she had ulterior plans!)
carrot jam with rosewater and lime – dust bath
by the maker’s own words *best jam ever* – who am i to argue? (it’s the rose water!) and what a one-two punch with this torshi haveej!
carrot marmalade – the local cook
you just couldn’t get enough marmalade could you wendy? (me too!) …oh, and no worries, a little wiggle in the marm is good IMO!
carrot rhubarb jam with rosemary – tigress in a jam
i said it before and i’ll say it again – i’m really happy with this jam. and i’d write home about this warm-tinged carrot apple butter with cardamom too!
marmalady of the night– hip girl’s guide to homemaking
ye marmalade doth look enticing m’lady! …now whence gone the clabber creme?
….how ya like them carrots?
if you don’t see your recipe post here please refer back to this post for the reasons why.
please take note of this reminder: your recipe post must be a recipe post as per the rules – linking to another recipe on the web is fine – but if you are saying you altered it, tell us how! if you want to follow along by saying “i did it” and not bothering with a recipe – wonderful! but to be linked in the round-up an effort should be made so that someone else can recreate you’re recipe from reading your post.
in other news: our dear friend ashley over at small measure will be dropping the march produce bomb -and she has until midnight this friday. so head on over there and see what’s cannin’!
march’s recipe post must be posted between friday march 12th*** & friday march 19th with the cut-off time being midnight on friday the 19th to be included in the round-up post.
*** you’ll notice that there’s a couple more days at the front end this month – i have a killer work weekend on that last weekend so if it’s possible for anyone to get their posts up at the earlier end that would be wunderbar as i can get started on the round-up that first weekend -thanks so much!
…don’t forget to hop on to flickr to check out all the gorgeous carroty photos in the tigress’ can jam group!
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