Honey Glazed Carrots & Review for OXO Lily Mills

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Make Honey Glazed Carrots for Easter Sunday. The easter bunnies shouldn’t be the only ones to enjoy Carrots on this special occasion.

baby carrots

Sigh!!! A weekend it was.. My blogging is slowly taking a steep turn, where passion is turning into part time profession. I was lucky to be a part of a TV ad commercial, supporting them in food styling campaign.

And Sunday was altogether a new experience yet again. I worked in collaboration with two established chef’s who are working on their catering website. More to come soon on this when their website is up. But I had to mention this here.. as they came up with the freshest of the produce I have ever seen. Curiousity in me didnt end here that I kept asking them where did they pick the ingredients and how would they use them and what not! Not sure if they found my Q’s like a pest.. but they were happily gasping away illustrating how they handpicked every bit.

Honey Glazed Carrots

New Covent Garden Market is what I picked from our conversations!!! A market for Veggies & fruits , a market for Flowers and so forth. Its soo huge that one needs to drive between them. This traders market is up from Midnight until 6 am and general public buying the produce for their house hold would really be looked upon. A little insane or fanatic like!! But I am looking forward to visiting one night, and shoot like never before 🙂

These Chefs had brought bunches of baby and mummy carrots amongst the other colorful veggies and micoherbs. Everytime I walked past them, the child in me would stare at them, adoring how gorgeous and fresh they looked. By the end of the shoot, they were kind enough to leave me one of the baby bunches!! And it was big YAY!!  But the question was how to keep them fresh until next morning.

Honey Glazed Carrots

A little tip from the Chef’s Hat was to soak them in a tub of cold water. Pull them out  just before you want to use them.. And I followed it to T. My missy wakes up next morning and asks me “Why are the carrots having a BATH?”

The carrots were in the limelight and was the nicest subject I can think off to brighten a gloomy morning. After being the star for a couple of hours, they were given a makeover with a very simple recipe – Honey Glazed Carrots.

oxo lily mills (2 of 5) OXO Lily Mills

My brand new contemporary 8″ Mills from OXO added that fine magic to the Glazed Carrots. These seamless, one-piece dark beechwood Lily Salt & Pepper Mills are just the thing I could wish for. It features a rotating tab to adjust the grind from fine to course, and ceramic grinders that won’t corrode over time or absorb flavors and odors. They are available in 2 colors –  and 2 different sizes – 6″ and 8″ .

oxo lily mills

Honey Glazed Carrots

Honey Glazed CarrotsIngredients:

15 Baby carrots
1 tsp of Honey
2 Tsp of Butter
a pinch of Garam Masala
1/2 a tsp of cumin seeds
1/2 tsp of turmeric powder
Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions:
Cook Carrots in boiling hot water until tender , roughly say 2-3 minutes. Drain and set them aside.
Heat a heavy skillet, drop in cumin seeds and toast it gently.Add butter and allow it to melt. At this stage, add the tender carrots and saute for a minute. Stir in Honey, Turmeric Powder,Garam masala and mix well. Cook for another 2 minutes until the honey coats the carrots. Turn of the heat and drain them to a plate to serve. Season with Salt and Pepper as needed.

Notes:
If you enjoy a hint of sourness, squeeze some lemon juice.

Freelancer Food Photographer, Recipe Developer & Food Stylist

Comments (15)

  • Awesome recipe and beautiful pics!

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  • Congrats on all your new assignments… very well deserved it is for an awesome photographer like you… 🙂 And those carrots… I have a little rabbit at home who would happily nibble on them without any accompaniments! And I loved how your little one commented – yes, baby, a bath! 😀

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    • Thanks Rafeeda.Oh really , a little rabbit ! How do u manage with him at home? My missy is absolutely funny..

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  • Congratulations on your new assignments. You very well deserve this and I am sure it’s going to be very happy. Did You ask them? If I was there I would have done the same.Lovely photographs as usual.

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  • Yum, these look great! Your photos are lovely. Congrats on the projects you’ve been working on!!

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    • Thank you so much Natasha. They are really simple with kick on flavors. Oh Yes!! The projects have been really exciting and keeping me absolutely on my toes.

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  • Congrats on the new project and good luck…u absolutely deserve it…Those carrots look so good…. lovely pictures too

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  • Gorgeous pictures! Congrats and wish you many more success – you work hard so you deserve it.
    Where is the video – can i find to watch it?

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    • Thanks so much Dol. I shall send you the link when the video is up .

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  • The glaze looks so fab Sandhya! How cute is that phrase, carrots in bath LOL
    All the best for your new assignments, Let the best to unfold! Keep rocking gal!

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    • Hey thanks Sirisha.. Yes ! the Kiddos are so innocent and come up with such natural expressions..

      See you more often in the blogging run.

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  • Looks so yummy carrots

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