So you know how in winter you wouldn’t parade around in skin baring sandals? Because, well, you’d like to keep your feet, it’s cold and most of all, it’s just not what you do in this particular weather?
Unless you’re that person of course. There is always one…
Well that’s how I try to look at food.
It flutters my every hungry heart when I see the sign that says, “best of the season”, written on some cute little blackboard next to whatever it is I’m pondering over.
The point is, it’s like Grandma says, “ooo you never ad’ a strawberry in December!”
Life makes sense when you’re wrapped up in a scarf in winter or getting those newly painted toenails out in summer. Not the other way around.
I know we have all this wonderful technology these days that allows more food to be available for longer periods in the year, but sometimes it’s better just to wait and enjoy them even more when they are supposed to be enjoyed.
Which is why these chantenay carrots were absolutely delicious tonight!
Honey and grain mustard roasted carrots with crisp, bacon bits
1 bag of chantenay carrots
3 tablespoons of either olive oil or veg oil
1 tablespoon of acacia honey
1 tablespoon of English grain mustard
2 rashers of bacon
Serves four, prep time 10 mins, cooking time 30 mins
Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees
Pour one tablespoon of oil in to a roasting tray and place in the oven.
Take the tops and bottoms off the carrots and place in a bowl.
Mix in with the rest of the oil, honey and mustard, so all carrots are covered.
Tip: Use a spoon to pour in the oil and then use it for the honey next-because of the oil, the honey will just slide right off!
Take out the roasting tray and pour the carrots in.
Roast for 30 minutes, tossing half way through.
After 15 mins, grill your bacon until crisp.
Once done, cut in to small 1cm pieces and sprinkle over the carrots when done.
Then, you can eat knowing that not only do these wonderful little delights taste fabulous, but you have the cream of the crop!
And why would you want anything else when it comes to food?!