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Food and Prop Styling. by Judy Haubert
Widely available year-round, carrots have a peak season in the fall. You may even be able to find them in a variety of colors, in addition to the signature orange, for a vibrant addition to a Thanksgiving spread or just a weeknight meal.
Try to find whole young carrots, rather than bagged baby carrots that are actually carved from larger varieties.
Check for doneness just before most of the liquid has evaporated. If they’re too hard, cover and simmer for a few minutes more before finishing the dish.