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Purple Haze Carrots


The first batch of Purple Haze Carrots have been harvested. I probably should have waited until they were a little bigger, but my little ravenous rabbits were chomping at the bit. They will eat anything from the garden on the spot so I had to get these carrots in the kitchen fast!


The skin is so tender I just left it on and cut carrots into small bite-sized pieces.

After steaming them for a few minutes, I tossed them with a very light drizzle of olive oil and local honey.


Lillie picked them up with her hands and ate them one by one like popcorn.




Spring Garden 2008
February 6, 2008, 1:11 am
Filed under: family, garden, kids food blog


The weather was beautiful on Sunday so Lillie and I planted our organic garden complete with a spooky scarecrow.


Our fall garden last year was pretty sparse due to some ravenous birdies. We took some old clothes and filled them with leaves.


Lilliepie was loving the dirt and all the digging.

I poked out some holes and gave her some big toe carrot seeds to plant – I’m pretty sure she put all 50 seeds in one hole and covered them over.

We planted sugar snap peas, beefsteak tomatoes, purple haze carrots, baby bok choy, broccoli raab, golden beets and a bazillion other veggies in our family garden using the square foot gardening technique. If you haven’t heard of it, check it out! The crops I’m the most excited about are the pickle gherkins. I’d like the kids food blog to be filled with pickle recipes for a month! I have so many pickle ideas, its not even funny. The mango pickles are out for this season – a frost knocked our 15 foot mango tree down to a 6 foot tree and killed all the blooms. Boo hoo.

I’ll post the garden progress as we go. Stay away Jack Frost!