The girls have decided they are going to doing all the work for Josh today in honor of father's day. So while they argue over who gets to open his yogurt and offer to drive him around town (I think there may be an ulterior motive to this whole "do all the work for daddy" plan), I'm gonna steal a moment to talk about carrots.
The only veggies we have had absolutely no trouble growing this year have been the carrots. We started them from seed, periodically weeded and thinned them and then pretty much forgot about them. They are ready to be harvested, so I have been pulling a pound or two at a time and cooking with them. Now they are at the point where they all need to be pulled though, and that means preserving them.
Yesterday evening I decided to run one batch through the dehydrator. Dehydrating is one of our favorite ways to save carrots. It's easy, effective and they store well.
First, I picked about four pounds of carrots:
Our dehydrator* has a variable temperature control, so I set it at about 135 degrees and left it overnight.
I have a new carrot preservation recipe I'm going to try out today that I'm so excited about and will share if it works out. We'll be preserving tomatoes soon too. What are you doing to save a little bit of summer in your pantry?