As far back as I can remember, my favorite vegetable has been the carrot. I loved to munch on this crunchy veggie. Whenever my mother grated carrots for dinner, she’d always set aside the top and bottom ends so I could enjoy them.
Back then, we grew carrots in the family vegetable garden. When I was really small, I remember getting excited at seeing the leafy tops that appeared after Mom sowed the seeds. I’d wait for what seemed an eternity for them to be mature. In fact, more than once I pulled up a carrot to see if it was ready. Mother had to explain firmly that they weren’t ready yet and I wasn’t to dig up any more without permission.
Nowadays I’m a better gardener but still a fan of carrots. Fresh or cooked they’re a great vegetable. Here’s an idea for you to try when you want to serve these humble root vegetables – ginger glazed carrots.
Ginger-Glazed CarrotsCourse: Vegetables
- Peel and slice carrots and set aside.
- Peel and chop the onion.
- Place butter and onion in large saucepan over medium heat.
- Saute until onions are limp.
- Add carrots and the carbonated beverage.
- Cover and simmer about 10 minutes or until the carrots begin to soften.
- Remove the lid and add the ginger and sugar.
- Stir and simmer another 10 minutes until much of the liquid has evaporated.
P.S. As I was writing this, my husband reminded me I’m not the only carrot lover in our home. Our dogs adore the slightly sweet, crunchy leftovers when I cook with carrots. They dash into the kitchen whenever they hear me peeling the carrots, waiting for their treat.