Root Vegetables


I Love earthy, r-o-o-t vegetables, especially,

this time of year. I love how they grow, out of view…

sucking energy from the earth, each

harvest, a bit of a surprise.

Finally got around to

harvesting our little carrot patch

(and I mean little)

the dirt still clinging…

After a quick rinse and

trim, the baby carrots are ready for

a hot bath. Just a few

minutes, for the little darlings.

 Then, it’s time to

dress them.

 Drizzle on a little olive oil; add

salt and pepper, the zest and juice of

half an orange and some

chopped fresh rosemary, from the garden or any

fresh herb, you favor.

 Crank up the oven to 400 degrees and roast for a

Good 25 to 30 minutes or until the vegetables become

softened, brown and caramelized. You

may have to turn down the heat, if they brown too

Quickly. Drizzle them with a little more

olive oil and orange juice and serve.

A simple holiday side dish or I

could simply, make a

meal of it!