Saturday, August 10, 2013

Purple Carrots


Everyone stopped to see purple carrots!

The Saturday morning market was very crowded today. I guess because it was a really sunny Winter day and not so cold as Winter days are.

And then suddenly I came across purple carrots. I have never seen purple carrots ever before. Have you? They were the most viewed vegetable this morning. Just about everyone who passed by stopped and had a look and just about everyone exclaimed "Purple carrots!".

Someone explained that they turn red when you boil them so obviously he must've had them before. My friend bought a couple so will have to find out from her what she thought of them. Unfortunately I'm allergic to carrots (yep, a very strange allergy) so gave them a miss. Besides which they didn't really look very appetizing and were very pricey at $3.99 per kg.

But I did take a picture. So here it is ... purple carrots.


This is the moment 
This is the time 
When the momentum and the moment
Are in rhyme
Give me this moment ...
(from Jekyll and Hyde)


Sharing another aspect of my city - a rainy day in Wellington. And as usual I've never noticed the colourful "umbrella" until I saw this picture in my archives! Will have to drop by and check it out.




 Linking to: 

 This Moment - Soule Mama
A single photo capturing a moment 
A simple, special, extraordinary moment 
A moment I want to pause, savour and remember


Thursday Challenge - prompt:
"RAIN" (Rain, Clouds, Umbrella, Splashing, Water Dripping/Flowing,...)


Unknown Mami





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48 comments:

  1. I have seen purple carrots before. They used them on a cooking show called "Chopped".

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    1. Hi Retired not tired. So perhaps they are more common than first thought.

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  2. Loved the umbrella photo and the Jekyll and Hyde rhyme.

    Have a nice weekend!

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    1. Thanks Adraiana. Glad you liked it. Hope your weekend has been good

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  3. Summer or winter, we always have more rainy days then sunny days in Belgium !
    Nice picture !

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    1. Thanks Gattina. It's the same here in NZ.

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  4. Thank you for showing us the purple carrot! Strange one!

    Lovely street shot of Wellington!

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    1. Thanks Magiceye. Yes, I thought it was pretty strange too.

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  5. Turn red when boiled, eh? Hmmmm.
    Great post; thanks.

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    1. That's what he said. Will have to ask my friend when she cooks hers.

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  6. Have not seen those before but I guess nature always has interesting things for us to see.

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    1. So true Wayne - I guess that makes life interesting too.

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  7. Those carrots are new to me too, how interesting. But too expensive, I agree :) Have a lovely Saturday.

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    1. Hi Drieskewrites. Yes, just too expensive. Enjoy your week.

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  8. I will now be on the look out for Purple carrots! Love that umbrella!

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    1. Thanks Tonya. If you do find them and cook them, let me know how they tasted and what colour they turned into.

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  9. Yes, I have seen purple carrots, Suzy, but never tasted them so I was hoping you could enlighten :)
    Rain... yes, I've definitely seen that too.

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    1. HI Restlessjo. Will have to ask my friend. Carrots don't like me :)

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  10. They do look very strange. I think I have seen them on the "Chopped" show as well. I find it interesting that you still have a farmer's market in winter. In my location, they start at the end of spring, and go through summer.

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    1. Hi Mlissabeth. Yes I agree very strange. We have the farmers market all year round even when the temperature is freezing.

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  11. ewww other than purple eggplant I don't care for purple food! Your photo of the red umbrella is stunning!
    Have a great day-even if it rains!

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    1. Ewww wes my reaction too Kathe. Glad you liked my umbrella pic.

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  12. I have never eaten them...but I heard that originally carrots were purple...and then newer varieties are orange. I wonder if they taste the same?
    Something to explore!

    Happy Saturday!

    Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

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    1. Oh how interesting Linda. Yes I wonder that too - but I'll never know first hand! Enjoy your week.

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  13. I admit I have never seen or heard of purple carrots. Also didn't know people could be allergic to carrots?! WOW!
    Even if you can't eat them, you can enjoy the market.

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    1. Hi Tami. I wasn't allergic to them as a kid but developed the allergy about 20 years ago. The market is great fun to visit.

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  14. Wow! Purple carrots! This is totally new to me; now I must seek them out. Thanks for sharing.
    Happy Sunday!
    :-)
    Traci

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    1. Hi StarTraci - new to me too. For a couple of minutes I thought I read the sign wrong. Thanks for dropping by.

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  15. I've seen purple carrots before. I've also seen various colors of cauliflower but it all turns white when you cook it which was rather disappointing. But super YAY for a warm day at the farmer's market!

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    1. Hi Dorothy, yes super yay for a warm day in Winter.

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  16. Great shots. Purple carrots is a new one for me.

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    1. Thanks Carver. I think purple carrots it new for a lot of us :)

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  17. How interesting! I'm sure they taste just as good. LOVE the colorful umbrella in the 'gray' photo! Very neat!

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    1. Thanks Lavender Dreams. Will have to find out from my friend how they tasted.

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  18. Great photos -- blue corn, purple potatoes, purple rice --- ahhh the interesting foods available to us to try. Lovely for you to have a Farmer's Market year 'round ...

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    1. Thanks Becca. So true there are so many interesting things in this world.

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  19. Purple carrots, how crazy. I loved the photo as I have never seen them. The rain photo was very pretty it has not rained in Arizona in quite some time, but I enjoy looking at the rain.

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    1. Thanks Austine. Yep I thought that was pretty crazy too.

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  20. Purple cabbage, purple radish, yes. But purple carrots - never seen them. :-) I am sorry you are allergic to carrots (maybe the beta-carotene).

    Thanks for taking a pic!

    Rain is lovely especially with a hot cup of tea/coffee

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    1. Thanks Vidya - no idea about the allergy as it's a very strange one. Yes a hot cup of chai is bliss in the rain.

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  21. I have never seen purples carrots! Love the umbrella photo....quite bright & pretty!

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    1. Thanks Mademoiselle Modelle. Yes the umbrella does look bright and it stands out too. Thanks for visiting and following me.

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  22. I've never seen purple carrots. I've also never heard of someone having a carrot allergy. Live and learn. Love the colorful umbrella.

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    1. Thanks Unknown Mami - I wouldn't have believed there were purple carrots if I hadn't seen them myself.

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  23. I loved the second photo of your city!
    Purple carrots....in childhood, we used to eat them and then go to have a look in the mirror to see our coloured mouth...:)

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    1. Thanks Tarang. Oh wow, someone who has actually tasted them!

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  24. Purple carrots are new to me! I like carrots and so I'll have to watch for them. Could be I won't enjoy them, but I have to try them once. :-)

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    1. Hi Allison, if you do try one, let me know how it tasted :)

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