Carrots are root vegetables, usually large and orange in color and used for soups or boiled as a vegetable.
But in today’s market, especially in the spring, there is a selection of carrots, that are smaller and with tinges of purple and red coloring. These gourmet carrots are delicious in taste and make a great addition as a vegetable on the plate. Sometimes I feel that carrots are an unappreciated standby. We tend to use them for everything but rarely highlight them. I also love making carrot puree with a touch of nutmeg, and sometimes I add a potato or two to give it extra body. Whether you eat them raw, boiled, fried or pureed, always buy the best you can; organic and crispy with fresh greens still attached to them, it will ensure the longevity of their freshness.