Carrots and Friends

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by Josh Wood Thursday November 13, 2008

Carrot heart by pusgums. Carrots will be at the Market.

Two more Saturdays remain on the Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market schedule. The Friends of the Pawtuxet note that there will be a variety of winter vegetables. Butternut and acorn squash, onions, garlic and other vegetables will last a long time if kept in a cool place, so buy a good supply.

Carrot Recipe The friends forwarded this carrot recipe that makes a quick carrot dish with an exotic taste.

¼ cup shelled pistachios
1 ½ pounds carrots, halved lengthwise and cut into 2 inch pieces
¼ cup raisins
juice of one lemon (approximately 3 tablespoons)
2 crushed garlic cloves
½ teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon paprika
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (I used a drop of hot sauce)
2 tablespoons olive oil
¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves
salt, pepper

Bake pistachios on a baking sheet for 8 to 10 minutes at 350 degrees. (They recommend getting shelled pistachios at the Jerusalem Market on Rolfe Street in Cranston. It is also a good place to buy feta cheese, olives, lamb and goat.)

Cook carrots for 5-7 minutes in boiling water until crisp-tender, adding raisins during the last minute to soften them. Mix lemon juice, spices, olive oil, salt and pepper. Combine pistachios, carrots, dressing and cilantro.

The Pawtuxet Farmers’ Market. 9AM – 12PM at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet.

photo by pusgums

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  1. I’m going to miss the market when the season is over. The winter’s farmer’s market will be running again, but has moved from it’s spot at AS220 last season to Pawtucket this year.

    FYI, this Saturday the Happy Hollow preschool (in Trinity Church, on Ocean Ave, just up the road from the farmer’s market), will be having a bakesale as well. (Also a yardsale but I’m really looking forward to the homebaked goodies)

    — dagwood · Nov 14, 11:01 AM · #

  2. Thanks for the info, dagwood.

    — Josh · Nov 14, 06:16 PM · #


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