16 satisfying ways with carrots
From creamy soups to creative desserts, these tasty recipes take the veggie beyond a simple carrot-stick snack
Put 1 tbsp. fresh lavender blossoms, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1/2 cup water in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave until very warm, then stir to dissolve sugar. Let sit at least 20 minutes but no more than 1 hour, then strain syrup. Pour 1/4 cup syrup, 1/2 cup carrot juice, and 1/2 cup potato vodka such as Blue Ice into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well to blend, then strain into 2 martini glasses. Garnish glasses with lavender sprigs. Chill remaining syrup to use another time.
Rather than stirring the herbs into the soup, try setting out bowls of dill and tarragon--along with some crème fraîche or sour cream for dolloping--and let guests do the garnishing themselves.
Recipe: Herbed Carrot Soup
Forget dry and dutiful; these whole-wheat muffins are incredibly moist. The trick is heating the carrots and raisins in water, which softens them nicely before they’re added to the flour mixture.
Recipe: Miracle Carrot Muffins