Recipe Redux – Roasted Dill Carrots

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This month’s theme for Recipe Redux is treasured cookware – some sort of inherited cookware from a loved one with a healthy recipe to go along with it. My grandmother, Mima, passed away 18 years ago Easter weekend, which was coincidentally one of her favorite holidays. Her passing had a profound impact on me, and still does to this day. She was an incredible woman and so willingly gave to others. I inherited some of her kitchen gadgets, notably this piece of Corning Ware, which was the first I ever owned before receiving some as a wedding gift.

Oddly enough, she was not that good of a cook outside of a few dishes. She was great with eggs, toast, Scottish shortbread and shepherd’s pie. That was about it. As a child that was much of what I ever remember her cooking for us. My father has other memories of course of her cooking! But carrots were also one of her favorite foods. So it only seemed fitting that this past Easter weekend, I make one of my favorite carrot dishes, Roasted Dill Carrots,  in her Corning Ware.

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And I couldn’t resist honoring my other grandmother, who is still with us, with the fabric in the picture above. She was an incredible seamstress back in the day and a few years ago my family cleaned our her sewing room. She could have easily opened up her own vintage fabric shop from what was there. I was only able to snag a few choice pieces after much of it was donated or sold, but the one above was a pretty groovy one that complimented my carrots. If only I realized the goldmine that was there sooner! Pre-food blogging days though.

Enjoy the carrots – they are perfect any time of year. I think dill is the perfect compliment to the carrots, with such a bright flavor. If you have fresh dill on hand, even better!

Roasted Dill Carrots
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This carrot dish is easy to throw together and roast for a quick dinner.
Ingredients
  • 1½ pounds baby carrots
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried dill
  • Squeeze or two of fresh lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and toss well to combine.
  3. Put carrots in a baking dish and roast for 20-25 minutes or until browned and desired level of tenderness.

 

 

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  • http://www.nutritioulicious.com/ Jessica @ Nutritioulicious

    Such a nice way to honor your grandmothers! It’s funny b/c the corningware dishes are the only hand-me-downs I have in my kitchen and they’re from my grandmother too!

  • http://liveanddiet.com/ Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.

    Love this simple but perfect recipe for carrots! And that print is really cool. What a nice way to honor your grandmothers :)

  • http://healthyaperture.com/blog Regan @ Healthy Aperture

    What a great story Ann. And I recognize that dish well :)

  • anndunawayteh

    Thanks, Whitney! I’m all about simple these days!

  • anndunawayteh

    Thanks, Regan!

  • anndunawayteh

    Those dishes last forever! Thanks, Jessica.

  • http://www.teaspoonofspice.com/ Serena Ball

    Oh I recognized this was a Corningware dish even from the thumbnail. Love the simpleness of this comforting dish. Will be making this week! And LOVE LOVE that fabric. I always tell my girls orange is my favorite color…

  • anndunawayteh

    Thanks, Serena! Hope you love the carrots as much as I do. I love orange too but I just can’t wear it – looks awful on me!