Monday, February 16, 2009

Strange things are afoot at the Circle K...

The other day I came home and caught something out of the corner of my eye...what was that movement in the old truck that no one drives? Flapping against the window was a little finchy bird looking quite exasperated. I promptly let it out and then searched for how it got in. There is no way! I still have no clue how it got in there.

Later that afternoon I wandered around the garden area, finding a spot to take some photos of new shinies to put in my etsy shop. I caught another something out of the corner of my eye in the raised garden box. What the...

Carrots! A whole row of carrots! First, it's amazing that they weren't destroyed because the deer eat everything around here. Secondly, I distinctly remember pulling all the carrots late in the Fall.

As near as I can figure, they were some leftover seed that was simply too crowded to grow while the other carrots were there. *shrug*



If you have never grown your own carrots you don't know how good they smell when you pull them and how much flavor they have as opposed to the kind you buy in baggies at the store. I don't know what they do to leech the flavor, but it happens somehow.


So I pulled me some carrots and grabbed some leeks I'd grown that hadn't been eaten yet and made a nice pan of fresh roasted garden veggies...in February. What a treat!



To roast them I cut them into small pieces and lay them in a baking dish coated with non-stick spray. Then I drizzle them with olive oil and sprinkle on plenty of herbs.

I got this mix for Christmas and I love it!


I baked my vegetables at 350 degrees until tender (about an hour).




And since I mentioned my photography was what led to this discovery - I did add a few new items to my etsy shop. Take a sneak peek...





38 comments:

Barb said...

just stopping by to say hi from SITS and checking around your blpog....great blog

Xazmin said...

yummy! I love fresh from the garden carrots. And those roasted veggies look delish! I am so making that! I stopped by from SITS - I'm saucy this week too!

Mercedes said...

Wow. Carrots in feb. Now that is a suprise.

Yaya said...

Yum carrots! Beautiful earrings! Congrats on Saucy blog!

AndreaLeigh said...

wow, carrots! how awesome. those roasted veggies look delish!

congrats on being saucy!

San said...

Hiya from SITS! The veggies look super yummy! :)

Jade said...

The best carrots I ever tasted were the ones grown by my father-in-law and harvested in March.

Ritch in Love said...

Have a fun SITS week! Those veggies look divine! And gorgeous jewelry!!

The Blonde Duck said...

Congrats on being saucy! Popped in from SITS!

Noah's Mommy said...

Yeah for gardening....I am a new addict....I totally agree that they taste so much better....and your etsy items...fabulous....and you captured them so well....Conrats on your Sauciness...well deserved.

Call Me Cate said...

Congrats on being saucy. Those veggies look delicious!

Michaela said...

Stopping by from SITS and wanted to say hi and congrats to your saucy week! What a great surprise to find fresh carrots in the winter! They looked delicious.

Ali said...

I'd love to grow my own carrots--I love glazed carrots--mmmmm. Maybe this year...

Congrats on being saucy!

So Not Mom-a-licious said...

I just have to say how jealous I am because I knwo those carrots rocked! Yum, to have a fresh garden to get veggies from. *sigh*

And to add to that, I am here to say great job on being a Saucy Blog this week! It's lots of fun to get comments. This was a great post for that too! Have a saucy week!

Word verification = natcip...is that the antidote for catnip?

Melanieshea said...

Stopping by from SITS...Have a saucy week. Great blog!

MsMVNJ said...

Just stopped by from SITS - carrots in february that have taste?? Wow! How cool is that?

Suzi said...

Stopping by from SITS! Congrats on having a Saucy Blog. I love roasted veggies, esp. carrots. I just wish my kids embraced them (roasted that is). They love them raw.

Beverly said...

Congrats on your Saucy SITS week.

Laura said...

Stopping by from SITS. Those veggies look amazing! I can't wait to have a garden someday and grow yummy stuff.

Michelle said...

Saw you on SITS and thought I would come by and say hi. I love all your crafty stuff over here! :)

RebeccaMom said...

Yum, fresh carrots! and a surprise too :) I'm stopping by from SITS to say congrats on being saucy!

Brittany said...

Stopping by from SITS... Enjoy your SAUCY week!

Those roasted carrots look yummy!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

What a delightful story!! I grow vegetables too. Nothin' like home grown. Thanks for the tip about the herbs...great idea!

Tiffany said...

Congrats on your SITS week. It all looks great - veggies, photos and earrings!

lisalyn said...

I wouldn't even be able to find my garden right now under all the snow...much less the carrots I DID leave in there this fall. :)
They look yummy!
And the jewelry beautiful.

Small House said...

We have a large garden. It just happens to be covered in 24 hours worth of freshly fallen snow. I like the smell of carrots when you pull them from the garden also. OH SO JEALOUS!! Glad you could enjoy them though.
Have a great day.
Sandra

Mother Venture said...

I can smell the carrots and the dirt. Hurry up summer!

angie said...

Love the photos, and the veggies looks so good! Congrats on your Saucy blog!

Tanielle said...

I love your blog, stopping by from SITS. Looks too yummy! And your jewelry...so gorgeous!

Cindy said...

Visiting from SITS, congrats on being saucy!

lynn said...

Wow, carrots in February what and unexpected surprise.

Just stopping by from SITS. Congrats on being sausy this week!

Denise said...

You are making me hungry!!! I've been thinking about trying to grow a garden this year, hmm.... I think I'm going to have to do it now!

Happy Saucy week!!!

rightonmom said...

Here from Sits...congrats on the saucy, and way cool blog! Will be back to check out your other cool stuff.

Julie said...

They look yummy...and I'm not a real carrot fan. I do love roasted veggies though.

blueviolet said...

I like your blog and your carrots and your jewelry! I see why you're so saucy!

melissa said...

here from sits...
i LOVE the bill and ted quote!!!
congrats on being saucy.
and those carrots...look scrumptious...

Heather said...

We are thinking about adding carrots to our garden this year. I looooooove roasted carrots and yours look so good!

What a great surprise in the middle of winter.

Heather said...

We are thinking about adding carrots to our garden this year. I looooooove roasted carrots and yours look so good!

What a great surprise in the middle of winter.