Poor carrots - you serve us so well, day in, day out. You are always there for us, appearing daily in stews and sauces. We cut you into crunchy sticks for lunch boxes. You can be grated into salads and your beta carotene never fails to brighten up our winter soups. You don't even complain when we tart you up beyond all recognition into a carrot cake.
And yet, we went on holiday this week and I'm afraid you were ignored completely. Yes, we took you away with us but whilst we were out walking and cycling you were left on your own back at the apartment, festering at the bottom of the veg box:
You stood by and watched while we chomped our way through locally produced Cumberland sausages, celebratory Jubilee fruit cake and that enormous bar of chocolate that kept us going on a long hill walk. You even had to suffer the ignominy of watching our holiday romance with this jar of frivolous fun:
(Oh, how the jar was scraped clean! No sticky toffee sauce food waste to report!)
Carrots, I know we can get our relationship back on track. I thank you for sticking by me and my family; you with your Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Manganese, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Potassium. Grown year round in the UK, you are no one night stand. I promise this will be the last time you ever feature in a Food Waste Friday blog post and I will never treat you this way again!
Food Waste Friday was dreamt up by thefrugalgirl.com, to encourage people to use up food instead of waste it.