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I haven't posted a recipe since before the holidays, so it's time to get started again.  Here's a nice, simple recipe for carrots, which have suddenly become my favourite vegetable (it's a long story).

I also take recipe requests.  :-)

 

Glazed Carrots

(Terence and Caroline Conran -- The Cook Book)

  • 1 1/2 lb. (700 g) young carrots
  • Salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 stick (55 g) butter

Scrape the carrots or peel thinly with a potato peeler and cook in boiling salted water until just tender.  Drain off all but about 2 tablespoons of the cooking water.  Add the sugar and let it dissolve over a gentle heat.  Add the butter and let the sugar and butter mixture cook faster until it starts to brown, rolling the carrots and shaking them until they are nicely coated.  They will be sweet and succulent and have a good flavour.

Serves 6

 

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jenni_snake
Feb. 12th, 2006 01:04 pm (UTC)
Re: Who WRITES these recipes???
No, no, not problem exactly. That was more a 'dies laughing'... except that it wasn't exactly, entirely from laughing... (reiterates: scraping, rolling, shaking... as well as sweetness, succulence and good flavour...)

(Oh dear, is that icon meant as castigation? *worries*)
aswanargent
Feb. 13th, 2006 09:02 am (UTC)
Re: Who WRITES these recipes???
Re the icon: I suppose it all depends on where things go next.
jenni_snake
Feb. 13th, 2006 10:17 am (UTC)
Re: Who WRITES these recipes???
Stop with the icons! ;-)
aswanargent
Feb. 13th, 2006 10:25 am (UTC)
Re: Who WRITES these recipes???
*thumbs nose at Jen*

*chooses another suggestive icon*
jenni_snake
Feb. 13th, 2006 11:19 am (UTC)
Re: Who WRITES these recipes???
wah!!!
aswanargent
Feb. 13th, 2006 10:42 am (UTC)
Re: Who WRITES these recipes???
Erk! Maybe that last icon was a bad idea. Désolée!
jenni_snake
Feb. 13th, 2006 11:21 am (UTC)
Re: Who WRITES these recipes???
It definitely was...

This one works a bit better.

Have you got one that's along the lines of 'semi-dysfunctional and getting nowhere fast' or 'going around in cricles til both parties go mad'? That would be excellent. :-S
aswanargent
Feb. 13th, 2006 11:31 am (UTC)
Re: Who WRITES these recipes???
I don't, but obviously I need to find one. Text, do you suppose? A picture? I have no idea what would work best to communicate the sentiment.

Btw, Silvio gets my vote hands down in the "Delusions of Grandeur" category. Did you hear about the comparison he made? It needs to get posted at WA; I'll have to find time today for Angie to do it.
jenni_snake
Feb. 13th, 2006 11:58 am (UTC)
Re: Who WRITES these recipes???
Perhaps we'll get some interesting ones from tomorrow and the day after... and what with Tavi's Super-Secret-Source-for-Photos, we should have them in no time!

I did not hear Silvo's latest... but I will now concede one thing about Vlad: it is a combover. *sighs*
aswanargent
Feb. 13th, 2006 12:10 pm (UTC)
Re: Who WRITES these recipes???
Silvio: "I am the Jesus Christ of politics, a patient victim. I put up with everything. I sacrifice myself for everyone."

*gags*

Sorry about the combover. :-(
jenni_snake
Feb. 13th, 2006 12:33 pm (UTC)
Re: Who WRITES these recipes???
ROTFL. How... very... Italian. (Wait, didn't Dominique say something like that?)

(Yeah, I guess I will have to live with the combover... at least he cuts his hair in the summer,or so it seems...)
aswanargent
Feb. 13th, 2006 12:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Who WRITES these recipes???
I'm not sure what anyone who just comes to this post for the recipe is going to think if they bother to read this comment thread, lol. Carrots ... such a humble vegetable ... who knew they could inspire all this (let alone what started the whole thing ;-)). Just think what we could have done with rich, creamy, buttery mashed potatoes.

jenni_snake
Feb. 13th, 2006 12:44 pm (UTC)
Re: Who WRITES these recipes???
Hey, the carrot thing was Tavi's fault!!!

Mmm... mashed potatoes... *imagines for a bit* Yikes! *tries to stop imagining*

Did you get my comment over in the other thread about Surkov?
Re: Who WRITES these recipes??? - aswanargent - Feb. 13th, 2006 01:25 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Who WRITES these recipes??? - jenni_snake - Feb. 13th, 2006 01:43 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Who WRITES these recipes??? - aswanargent - Feb. 13th, 2006 02:25 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Who WRITES these recipes??? - jenni_snake - Feb. 13th, 2006 10:16 pm (UTC) - Expand
aswanargent
Feb. 13th, 2006 02:33 pm (UTC)
Silvio hears his public calling him, and prepares to enter the fray
Hey, want to make me some Silvio icons? I think he needs to join WA even if he doesn't win the April election. And that quote is a natural for his WA application. Poor Domi! Someone with an even larger ego than his own.
jenni_snake
Feb. 13th, 2006 10:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Silvio hears his public calling him, and prepares to enter the fray
Why do I envision Silvio receiving stigmata? o_O (Icons on their way...)