La Chatte Gitane (or The Gypsy Cat) was the name we chose for our cottage in France. We chose it while on the road, moving home, from Ireland to France with 2 dogs and 7 cats in the car.
This blog began its insignificant life as a recipe book for friends and family who would ask me repeatedly for a recipe of this, that and the other.
Since then it has taken many different directions, like gypsies tend to do. Sometimes making a U-turn and revisiting familiar roads and taking a break when necessary.
You'll find recipes here, but also musings about the places we've called home, the gardens that we've established, not always successfully, the homes we've improved and the environments we've lived in. Currently, that is back in Ireland.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Forgotten Carrots

I was reading a post on another blog,  awholeplotoflove , which reminded me that I had carrots in the vegetable plot.
Whoops !
Our tiny vegetable garden got sown and planted in a hurry, quite late in the season. Except for picking all the spinach at the beginning and some lettuce leaves every now and then and harvesting a nice produce from the courgette plants, I had forgotten about the carrots.
How can you forget about the carrots ? Well, I don't know !
I quickly ran out of the house and towards the raised beds. Rummaged through the lush green foliage to discover at least one fat orange stub sticking just above the soil.

A Wow! moment.

Stumpy and fat ! Deep orange and with a sweet and earthy scent.

Chomp chomp chomp.. Not bad for forgotten carrots.

Frankly, I have no idea what variety they were (the stompy variety).

And then she went to have a look among her seed packets. and found this :

Mystery solved.  And it looks like I still have time to harvest the rest (all 14 of them).

Patricia xxx...x

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the mention I'm glad my post spurred you on to find your carrots & very lovely they look too! x


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