This year our carrots were tasty. I have never liked carrots much, and certainly not raw carrots. The carrots I grew converted me to eating raw carrots.

Carrots from the fruit shop are so cheap it never seemed worthwhile actually growing them. This, coupled with my previous lack of success at growing anything that didn’t look deformed lead me to try one more time just to get rid of the seeds I had.

This is the third year of developing the soil in the garden beds and I believe that that the now rich, friable soil is what caused the success.

The carrots stay in the groung until needed. No more 1 kilogram bags of store bought carrots sitting in the crisper going soft and slimy. These are really worth growing but next year I will do succession planting so we have carrots for a longer season.

Really nice as a side dish.


  • 1 kg carrots, washed and roughly chopped
  • 3 red onions peeled and chopped into 1/6ths
  • 1 1/2 tspn ground cummin


Cook carrots and onions in microwave until nearly tender (can roast in the oven if you have more time)

Add oil to frying pan, heat and add carrot / onion mix and add cummin and seasoning and let brown and caramelise to develop flavors.

Serve sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds.

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