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Dilled Carrots



 
I really love carrots.  I think they are one of my favourite vegetables.  I know  . . . I say that about everything.  I guess I am just a foodie through and through. I really do like carrots however. Did you know that carrots with blunt rounded ends tend to be sweeter than pointed ones"  An old lady at a farmers market in Alliston, Ontario told me this once, many moons ago.  I don't know if it is true or not, but I've been buying blunt ended carrots ever since, and I could swear that they really are sweeter. Like as not, it has something to do with the variety of carrot more than anything else.

This recipe today is a particularly delicious way of preparing this lovely vegetable.  You do have to julienne them however, but that is really not such  difficult thing to do. To julienne carrots you cut them into 3 inch lengths, trim one side off so that the carrot lies flat, and then cut them into thin slices lengthwise. You then stack the slices and cut the slices into match sticks.
You can buy  julienner, but I find they make too thin a strips.  I prefer to do it by hand.  When I was in Culinary school I was told I had great knife skills.  I dunno about that.  I have never minded this type of thing however.  It is a type of mindless activity that has never bothered me. You could also use a mandoline cutter. The longest part of this recipe is the cutting of the carrots.   Once you hav...
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