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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Ah, the Carrot Stick

How could I forget? Why do I always fall into the same old pattern? Sure, those baby carrots are convenient. No peeling, no washing, no cutting. But don’t get sucked in, Jane! They don’t taste good!

These freshly cut carrot sticks were so delicious today. I think I need to make a vow to never buy baby carrots again.


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    I know what you mean. Its because often these so called baby carrots aren’t. Baby I mean. They are cut down from older bigger carrots or they are peeled with a process that just washes all that goodness away.

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    Jane Maynard

    thanks for your comment, kiriel! you’ve hit the nail on the head. I looked closely at the carrots yesterday at the store…the “mini carrots” say “peeled and cut” – and then I noticed a package of REAL baby carrots, like you get a restaurants. mystery solved. no wonder those stubby little mini carrots are no good!

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    Just found your site. I laughed when I read this, I keep telling myself the same thing! Every once in a while I become a sucker and buy the baby ones too. They get yucky wet in the bag too, and you’re right, they are just the old carrots whittled down by a machine. As much as I hate to spend more $ on organic, I find they taste even better peeled and cut too!

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    I have gone back to peeling an chopping especially since I just read an article that they have to be soaked in a chemical of some kind to get the peels off – yuck. Even if it is not true it made me think. Love your site!

  5. well cate your daughter is really cute

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    I know this post is old but I had to comment. I too kept buying the “convenience” carrots only to wonder why my children didn’t eat them. Whenever I peel and cut the carrots they devour them, they taste better! It’s seems to me the more we try to make something convenient, we end up taking something more important away. I’ve decided that some things take time and effort and are worth it!

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    Jane: I know this post was from forever ago, but just wanted to let you know that you inspired me back then, and I am now giving you proper credit:
    Also, a good trick for healthier dip is to mix a little ranch dressing with some plain yogurt. My kids love it.

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