Friday, June 30, 2017

Veggie of the month: Carrots!

Fun Facts about carrots:
  •    Contains 200% of the recommended daily amount of Vitamin A which is good for vision, bones, skin, and teeth.
  •     Even the green tops of carrots are edible, but the part of the carrot most generally eaten is the taproot.
  •    Carrots only became a staple vegetable in American diets post World War I, after soldiers returned from Europe having eaten them during the war.

Recipe:  Maple Dill Carrots

Make use of the maple in the North Country with this sweet side dish, perfect for any summer meal. 

3 cups peeled and sliced carrots
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons granulated maple sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Place carrots in a skillet and pour in just enough water to cover. Bring to a boil over medium heat; simmer until water has evaporated and the carrots are tender. Stir in butter, maple sugar, dill, salt, and pepper.