Lifting one of the few remaining carrots out of the storage bin and breathing in carrot-y goodness.
As I stood in the kitchen, lost in reverie, my husband, Kevin, walked in and asked "Is that still one of our carrots?" Before I could reply, he continued: "Of course, it must be. No store-bought carrot smells like that!"
I can't wait until the soil is warm enough to seed this year's crop. A longtime reader of my weekly column in the Finger Lakes Times shared a no-fail carrot germination tip that I'm eager to try for myself: After broadcasting carrot seeds, she said to sprinkle the soil with boiling water.
Simple enough. And, because we continually have trouble with germination, I am willing to give it a go.
If it works, and we harvest that many more intoxicatingly scented carrots, I might consider it further proof of heaven!