Baby Carrots – from garden, to freezer, to soup

by Jacqueline · December 04, 2018

orange frozen baby carrots in container

I quite often think of the saying ‘you learn something new every day’. I find it to be true most days, especially the days I spend with my Grandparents.

What a wealth of wisdom, life experience and love our Grandparents can be! I cherish every moment with my Grandparents, they have taught me so much about life. For example, did you know you can freeze carrots? Something so simple yet it never crossed my mind.

When they have an influx of carrots, my Grandparents share them with family and friends, and I recently found out they freeze some too. My Grandmother taught me this indirectly when she gave me a container of frozen baby carrots that she grew in her garden. I was very much surprised and excited too. I know the supermarkets sell frozen veggies, but I had never before considered to freeze some home-grown carrots.

So now the day came when I ate them; it was last night, and I had them for dinner in a vegetable soup I made. They tasted as fresh as the day they were picked, and extra special too knowing that they are from my Grandparent’s garden.

Freezing carrots was very easy to do; my Grandmother said she picked them from the garden, boiled them, then kept some for dinner and froze the rest in a container. I hope you can give it a go one day too, with fresh home-grown carrots being very convenient to retrieve from the freezer.

 

Blog Post by Jacqueline – Co-founder of My Apron.