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Christmas Veg

  • 15-12-2017 11:04pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,171 ✭✭✭ carltonleon


    Hi,
    I want to do roast carrots and roasted beetroots as part of my Christmas dinner.
    But I want to do different coloured beetroot and different coloured carrots but I can’t seem to find anywhere that sells them.
    Does anyone know anywhere in Dublin, preferably North County that sells them?

    Thanks in advance


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  • Registered Users Posts: 26,242 ✭✭✭✭ freshpopcorn


    Hi,
    I want to do roast carrots and roasted beetroots as part of my Christmas dinner.
    But I want to do different coloured beetroot and different coloured carrots but I can’t seem to find anywhere that sells them.
    Does anyone know anywhere in Dublin, preferably North County that sells them?

    Thanks in advance

    No idea about beetroot but I have seen different colour carrots in Tesco and other supermarkets at times but it can be very hit and miss!


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,757 ✭✭✭ Caranica


    M&S do different colour prepared carrot batons in a bag but not sure about fresh whole carrots.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,593 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    You can get different coloured carrots??

    I thought the only different coloured carrots were parsnips!


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,339 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    Posy wrote: »
    You can get different coloured carrots??

    I thought the only different coloured carrots were parsnips!

    I thought the same thing! :O


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,522 ✭✭✭ 2nd Row Donkey


    Anyone else childishly laugh at the thread name because they thought it said 'Christmas vag'?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,757 ✭✭✭ Caranica


    Posy wrote: »
    You can get different coloured carrots??

    I thought the only different coloured carrots were parsnips!

    Yellow ones and purple ones even. Though they all do taste of...carrot :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,350 ✭✭✭ Cortina_MK_IV


    If you feel like going all "The Good Life" grow your own for next year. :)

    1113208.jpg

    Unwin’s Rainbow Carrots in Woodies.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,339 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    Mind is being blown here.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,012 ✭✭✭✭ Toto Wolfcastle


    I don’t think carrots were originally orange but I don’t know much beyond that. Supervalu might be worth a look. Or if there is a farmers market near you you’d have a good chance of picking them up there.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,593 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    If you feel like going all "The Good Life" grow your own for next year. :)
    Holy cow!! I have learned something today. :pac:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 26,242 ✭✭✭✭ freshpopcorn


    I have also seen a prepared rainbow carrots thing in Tesco which you might keep a look out for.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,171 ✭✭✭ carltonleon


    Cheers all,
    Still no luck, I tried Tesco this morning but nothing but Orange carrots and the beets were not great at all. I might try Evergreen greengrocer on Wexford St when I am in work next week


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,242 ✭✭✭✭ freshpopcorn


    Cheers all,
    Still no luck, I tried Tesco this morning but nothing but Orange carrots and the beets were not great at all. I might try Evergreen greengrocer on Wexford St when I am in work next week

    Your only hope with Tesco would be a large Tesco Extra!


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,012 ✭✭✭✭ Toto Wolfcastle


    Cheers all,
    Still no luck, I tried Tesco this morning but nothing but Orange carrots and the beets were not great at all. I might try Evergreen greengrocer on Wexford St when I am in work next week

    You could try Fallon & Byrne too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,171 ✭✭✭ carltonleon


    You could try Fallon & Byrne too.

    Good shout, totally forgot about there. Thanks Toto


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,171 ✭✭✭ carltonleon


    So just a quick update !!!
    I went over to Fallon and Byrne today and they had Golden and Candystripe Beetroots. Some of them were very soft but I managed to get a few. On the carrot front they had yellow, white and purple carrots along with yellow and purple baby carrots. The large carrots, I felt, were very soft but the baby ones were perfects so I got some of them. I will roast them up during the week to see how they turn out before deciding to get some more for Christmas.

    Thanks everyone who replied


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,171 ✭✭✭ carltonleon


    So I parboiled the beetroots for 25 mins and then roasted them in EV Olive Oil, Balsamic vinegar, sage, salt and pepper

    64F01FF5-1546-4499-939D-D6CECA088803.jpeg just after parboiling and doused with oil, vinegar, sage

    36614B4D-1381-45F4-B3A7-2E2AF9D6E5A7.jpeg after roasting for 35 mins

    The Golden beetroots were beautiful, really really sweet. The candystripe ones were also lovely, not quite as sweet but still well worth doing.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,593 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    They look lovely! :)


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